I'm sorry to hear Ross endured his third kidney stone attack last night, but am glad to hear he's getting through it.
Ross and I can share some war stories on the matter of kidney stones. I, too, have had three attacks. The first came in February 1998, the second in September 2003 and the most recent was right before Fourth of July weekend in 2012. As with Ross, the third attack was the most bearable. The best thing to come out of it was that I stopped drinking carbonated beverages and iced tea and subsequently began to lose weight.
Ross also made a point of saying that it is closest men will experience the pain associated with going through labor. I would say that's pretty close. My three kidney stone attacks pale in comparison to the pain I felt when my gall bladder disintegrated forcing me to have emergency surgery on Christmas Day 2007.
In any case, a few days after the kidney stone attack, I spoke at an anti-Obamacare rally sponsored by the Greater Boston Tea Party. Naturally, I made reference to that experience: