Karen, I felt the color drain from my face reading your post. How every horrible for your poor husband. I cannot even imagine 90 times!!
I am no pain wimp. Had an epidural with my C-section, and felt them cutting me, then had another labor, no meds at all, this was worse than either of those experiences!!
To give you some idea of how low I was feeling, I was writing all over the stretcher,and walking, with my hospital gown open in the back, and I didn't care who saw my undies!!
My biggest fear was going to the hospital and having to wait for hours in the uncomfortable waiting room chairs in that pain. I wouldn't have my 5 pillows I was using to try to find a position of comfort at home. I really thought it would be a nightmare, esp since I had to use the ER that has the trauma unit, thought for sure it would get busy. I guess the rain kept the beer-parties down to a minimum! Someone did come in with hand trauma, yup, of course, holding firecrackers!
I didn't see a stone pass, I insisted on getting up and going to BR, no bedpan thanks anyway, so I didn't strain it. I guess I must have passed it or the pain wouldn't go away, right?
I think the hot bathtub is something I will keep in mind. Besides the sharp pains, there are horrible spasms. I canceled my 4 hour shift this eve, I'm so afraid that could happen again, and at work, yikes!
To whomever developed/invented toradol, they will have my undying gratitude! I knew I was going to be OK, when I insisted I be covered up on the stretcher. This was my first and I pray my last experience with a kidney stone.
Laura, thank goodness for your friend. I couldn't imagine 12 hours with no relief!!