Hey thanks guys, I appreciate the support.
Well, here it is a week later, and I am wondering what you did TO ME???? I have had an excruciating pain in my lower right stomach for over a week, and my Other Half finally insisted I go to the doctor. We don't HAVE a Doctor so we went to the local Emergency Room, and they took me in immediately. It was feeling like someone had kicked me between the legs, and that pain was causing me to vomit. They gave me a couple of shots to lessen the pain, gave me some liquids intravenously, and they ran some small tests, then an ultra sound to see if I had twisted one of my ... um ... testicles, nope, nothing there, but an extremely high white count (20,000) said there was an infection and that prompted them to send me to a specialist in Lake Havasu City (90 miles away) via Ambulance. I don't remember much of that ride, I think I finally fell asleep (first sleep in three days) IN THE AMBULANCE and when I woke up they were putting a mask over my face. They introduced a shunt (it's still in there) and found that I had a kidney stone that was 9mm by 7mm by almost 6mm. I am pissing blood like I never would have believed possible, but they sent me home today, I only had to spend one night in the hospital, and I have to make an appointment for this coming week to drive all the way back to Parker (120 miles) to the Doctor's office to have this thing removed. Actually they are telling me that they can blast it with sound and make millions of tiny stones rather than the one big one they found in me. That should help them pass.
The pain has lessoned to the point where I don't think I am going to die during the next several days, but the doctor DID give me his "private" cell number and asked me not to give it out, he thinks I'll be OK for a few days, but to make sure I come in to have this done.
I don't think my Other Half will let me get away with NOT going back, though it may well mean another nights stay in a hospital.
Mike if you ARE still having problems, get it taken care of man. I was so sore that at times the pain caused me to vomit, sometimes just clear fluid, other times things I had forgotten I'd eaten a few days ago came up.
I don't want to be too graphic here, but PLEASE take care of this, it could kill you of you don't, that's what all the nurses and doctors are telling me.