I'm just getting home from the procedure right now and the anesthesia is wearing off.
Unfortunately it didn't go as planned, they couldn't get the stone.
Apparently my ureter is slightly misshapen and the Dr couldn't get the instrument all the way up to the stone.
So, he left a stent in there and that will stretch out my 'virgin' ureter for a couple weeks, then he tries again. (he sounded confident that the next procedure would work just fine).
At least now, with the stent in place, I won't be at risk of the level 10(million) pain from when the ureter gets blocked and the kidney starts spasming.
They can't use ultrasound to break it up?
That was an option, but I elected not to have that procedure done.
The primary reason is that for 5 days leading up to the ultrasound you can't have any NSAIDs, including Ibuprofen and Toradol (which I now refer to as the 'wonder drug').
Until I got the Toradol the pain was excruciating (even hopped up on Percocets and with mega doses of Ibu), I wouldn't have made it 5 days without it.
I'm telling you man, the pain was unbelievable. I am no wimp. I have hurt myself in many ways through the years; broken bones and lost teeth in Rugby, went through a windshield (250 stitches in my face), appendicitis... etc.
Nothing compares to a kidney stone.....