I'm thinking wtf? hello? didn't you just pass some? you don't pass them without any pain. so i say that to him without the wtf and the hello? part.
he responds: "well maybe some people have bigger tubes (ureter's) than others. to which I say, "a tube is a tube, dude they are all the same size. there's no small, medium and large."
AND, i say, "i've had a stint, which widened one of my tubes and i still laid on bed w/ a heating pad on 2 percocets even with the tiniest of flakes. I DON'T think i'll be passing them without pain!" and you could hear the AMEN ringing in my head.
Well.........this little guy, a 3mm is one of the biggest i've ever passed (remember i've only passed stones that have been blasted into smaller fragments first). I had a percocet @ the hospital around noon, and about 4:30 i surprisingly passed this little fella. i say surprisingly, because usually the percocet wears off about an hour before and i was thinking i didn't need to take more yet, because i wasn't having any pain, so the last thing i thought was that i would find a little gift. besides, with the last lithotripsy it took a few days to pass any.
what a pleasant surprise! and oh how right the dear b-i-l was to say it was possible. sometimes, in my attitude of hopelessness, i forget that good things are possible. clearly, i have no problem pointing this out to people who are TRYING to encourage me with thoughts and wishes of hope. i can be SO negative it's astounding.
so i'm happy, not just because i'm not too "stoned out" on pain pills, or because the hubby was so kind during and after the procedure, or that my parents had the kids overnight, or that i passed a stone so soon. i'm happy because something that should have been painful came easily to me, and i so need a few good things like this right now in my life. i need things to start pulling me out of my hopeless thinking into a thought pattern that contains a little more faith. perhaps it will come one immensely tiny stone @ a time.
and you know, besides wanting to show the family, you all, my kiddos (who get so excited too) but i called that dear b-i-l and told him he was right!!!!!!!!