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: The Grim Reaper Waits, Sharpening His Sycthe
: The Enigmatic Dr X 26 August, 2017, 12:27:28 PM
I've got a kidney stone. It's really, really, painful.

I tried a half bottle of whisky to dissolve it. Someone said it would. It hasn't. Now I have a hangover, and the feeling that an alien is eating its way out my side.

Getting old is rubbish.
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: Professor Bear 26 August, 2017, 01:16:59 PM
You can get stones at any age - my first was when I was 12, my second was a few months back, and nothing short of morphine ever kept the pain away.  Drinking seemed to make things worse for me, presumably because urine was backing up in the kidneys/urethra behind the stone/blockage, though taking fluids seems to be the general advice people get.

Best part is yet to come - pissing out bits of stone that shred the pipes of your old man on the way out, though you might get lucky if the stone or its pieces are small enough.
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: maryanddavid 26 August, 2017, 02:08:42 PM
Had them twice in my twenties, horrific stuff, my sympathies.
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: Proudhuff 26 August, 2017, 03:58:11 PM
Insert cheese in the nearest hole. Works for computers..and mice
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: Tjm86 26 August, 2017, 04:34:45 PM
Good for fixing your iPod too if the headphones are stuck.

 ::)
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: TordelBack 26 August, 2017, 05:50:37 PM
Jovis help you, Dr X. My - please Grud - only kidney stone was the worst physical pain I've experienced, and yes only morphine or (even better)  diphene helped in any way: not even a mature Greve` was of any use. I was in such a state when I crawled into A&E at 3am that I was prepped for surgery and sat waiting in my paper pants for a whole day while the fucking thing clawed its own miserable way out. It's the only time that the women in my life have suggested there may be something worse than childbirth.  Hope it goes better for you! I
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: Hawkmumbler 28 August, 2017, 10:18:40 AM
Grud on a greenie! Had one a few years ago, was most unexpected at only 18, a truly terrible experience I would wish upon no one.
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: JLC 28 August, 2017, 10:59:27 AM
I've got a kidney stone. It's really, really, painful.

I tried a half bottle of whisky to dissolve it. Someone said it would. It hasn't. Now I have a hangover, and the feeling that an alien is eating its way out my side.

Getting old is rubbish.
How old are you?

Not that old I guess if you think the solution is to drink half a bottle of whisky/
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: TordelBack 28 August, 2017, 11:07:26 AM
I dunno, half a bottle of whiskey cures most things, albeit temporarily.
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: Satanist 28 August, 2017, 11:09:25 AM
Make sure and leave me all your Nintendo gear in the will  ;)
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: JayzusB.Christ 28 August, 2017, 01:23:33 PM
I feel left out now. I never had a kidney stone.  Couple of kidney infections is all, which are not painful, just very, very uncomfortable (essentially being in a permanent state of dying for a piss, and not being able to have one).
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 28 August, 2017, 02:29:39 PM
I've got a kidney stone. It's really, really, painful.

I tried a half bottle of whisky to dissolve it. Someone said it would. It hasn't. Now I have a hangover, and the feeling that an alien is eating its way out my side.

Getting old is rubbish.
How old are you?

Not that old I guess if you think the solution is to drink half a bottle of whisky/

Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.
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: Proudhuff 28 August, 2017, 06:11:56 PM
You should try one of those long twisty spoons, that should do it  :D

That or work it out with a pencil!
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: Dandontdare 28 August, 2017, 06:22:04 PM
Shockwave Lithotripsy is the way to go - they disintegrate the stones with ultrasonics. Not sure how easily available it is on the NHS but ask your doc.

My flatmate at uni passed a kidney stone once - we heard a blood curdling scream from the bathroom and found him passed pout on the floor in a puddle of blood and urine.
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: Proudhuff 28 August, 2017, 06:32:14 PM
passed out on the floor in a puddle of blood and urine.

Yeah but we've all done that!
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: Professor Bear 28 August, 2017, 07:07:33 PM
My flatmate at uni passed a kidney stone once - we heard a blood curdling scream from the bathroom and found him passed pout on the floor in a puddle of blood and urine.

Yeah, some of them can break up and get jaggy edges that snag bits of skin on the way out.  A mate described one that had what looked like pasta strips hanging off it by the time it finally plopped into the bowl.
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: Mardroid 28 August, 2017, 11:00:52 PM
Guys! Just the thought of this made me feel a twinge....  :lol:
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 28 August, 2017, 11:07:20 PM
I'd just like to thank you for all the support. I wish it was you. Really, I do.

TBH, I think the worst is passed.
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: Fungus 28 August, 2017, 11:24:50 PM
Call yourself a real pretend Doctor ?  ;)
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: Woolly 29 August, 2017, 10:03:21 AM
Reading this thread has filled me with abject terror.  :o
Doc, you have my sympathies.

I'm surprised IDW didn't base a Dark Judge on this...
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: Hawkmumbler 29 August, 2017, 10:06:36 AM
I'm surprised IDW didn't base a Dark Judge on this...
Well they got as far as taking the piss...
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: von Boom 29 August, 2017, 12:52:17 PM
My brother-in-law has had kidney stones several times. It reduced him to tears every time. I do hope the worst is over Dr. X.
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: Bolt-01 29 August, 2017, 02:47:14 PM
My eternal sympathies to all sufferers- I hope to Grud, Jovus and Ka never to be in a similar position.