So last night, for the third time in my life, I suffered through a kidney stone. The good news is that I was only in pain for about 3 hours, by far the shortest of any of my experiences with this diabolical dimunitive monster.
Having a kidney stone, some say, is the closest thing that many men will ever feel to the pain that women go through in labor. All I can say is that labor must really suck.
It felt as if I was being repeatedly punched in the back by Mike Tyson. (But at least it didn't feel like he was biting me.)
I was literally lying on the ground (for some reason more comfortable than my bed) trying to find some less agonizing position and also trying not to vomit from the pain -- something that happened both previous times. On that account, I'm pleased to report that was successful this go-round.
The pain subsided very rapidly as the little beast moved through some tube to some other tube that hurts less. Not sure if I peed it out yet...I sure hope so because otherwise I may have more pain to go through.