Aug 27, 2008

This is a Kidney Stone

For those of you that have had a stone (or stones!) you might appreciate the following picture. For those of you that have been fortunate to have never experienced what some say is the most excruciating pain one might ever know, I hate you. Not really, but you may think this is gross. After passing this little (a grin came across my face when I wrote "little", that thing felt like it was the size of a golf ball-covered in spikes) anyway, when I passed this massive beast I couldn't help but think about the other stone hanging out in my kidney and how most women will never feel this pain. I get to feel it twice! Actually, I get to feel it four times, I've had two stones previously. Did you know kidney stones affect approximately 5 percent of women? I guess my and my aunt are anomalies. Anyway, I'm glad to have passed this one!


  1. How big is it...put it next to something for scale! So glad you passed it, so bummed you have another one. Childbirth will be a walk in the park for you! If you get an epidural it will be like a vacation :)

  2. I've had one...last October we were out to the Melting Pot for our anniversary when I told my husband I didn't feel so good - ended up throwing up the whole dinner - I guess that is a symptom. Ended up in the ER not knowing what was going on. The pain was crazy. I remember my husband telling the doctor, "she has given birth without any pain medication and I have never seen her in as much pain as she is now". So, needless to say, I feel your pain. I did pass mine too!

  3. OK would you believe that I had kidney stones when I was 6 months pregnant with AJ--hello can we say painful!! And I am not sure I would say a walk in the park for you during childbirth but at least you know you can handle it. My pain scale goes AJ Lopez birth worst--kidney stone second--and then the girls--no kidding!!

  4. Ashley, I've posted another photo for you to get the scale!

    Jeanette, that's terrible! The Melting Pot is so good, what a bummer. I've heard the pain is worse than child birth but since I have no kids - I don't know!

    Wow Denise! That is one of the worst things I can imagine. I can't even imagine how bad that must have been. I bet you weren't allowed to take pain medicine while pregnant. OUCH. I'm interested in natural labor, just so I can compare! Is that odd? Oh well. Glad you made it through.


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