after a horribly painful afternoon was followed by other unsettling symptoms, my daughter took me into the ER. There I got further confirmation of Kidney stones but also great news. A cat scan shows only one small kidney stone to pass which I will be able to pass without any surgery or procedure. The bad news is they said size doesn’t make much difference as far as pain is concerned, but for me, knowing the seriousness of it will make a huge difference. The pain without the fear is something I can handle, especially with the pain pills they have prescribed. I get on a 15 hour flight in 2 days, it’s good to know that I will be ok on it.