I feel your pain! And since we are all here sharing stories.....
I had 3 at the same time back in December.
Made about 5 ER trips and 3 surgeries from the beginning to the end of the month.
First trip to the ER showed all 3 on the scan, one was in the bladder that passed without me feeling it. One was in the ureter, and one was in the kidney.
The one in the ureter wouldn't pass. Pain would come and go and got so bad i was in and out of the ER every other day. Eventually my urologist said I should have surgery where they go in and get it. They got it out, felt like sh*t the couple of days after that then was fine.
I had the shock wave surgery later that month for the one in the kidney, it was some what successful. Doc said it basically disintegrated. Well, it did and blocked flow from the kidney to the ureter. I had the same type of surgery as the first time 2 days later to get it at all out. It was successful and I had to have a stint put in for a week to help me urinate. 2 days after I took the stent out I was back to normal.
Easily the worst month of my life.
How are you today?
i've passed them twice. my doc now has me on urocit daily (1080 MG). it's intended to break up the stones, and makes them easier to pass.
guess i've taken it for 10 yrs or so, and haven't had to go back to the emergency room since. about once a month or so i'll feel a small portion of a stone pass, but it's not painful. suggest a prescription to prevent the stones formation, and breakup of any that have already formed, if you can get one.