Yes, I am an ER nurse, and my only experience with kidney stones is dealing with people hunched over in pain in the ED.... So now, I somehow have got one 11mm stone in the lower part of my left kidney. It was seen on ultrasound, which I had because I had 3 bouts of pyelonephritis, in 2 months. Now, I suppose I need to have it removed as it can't pass on its own. It has not caused me any pain, and in fact, I would not have known it was there, except that I kept getting sick. Reading everyone's descriptions of stents and such has made me a bit, well, terrified!!!! I have to call the Urologist on Monday, but can anyone tell me what I can expect- and how long it will take to feel fully normal???Pplease someone tell me this won't have to hurt as much as the descriptions seem to indicate!!