Thanks for the well wishers (and also the ill-wishers because as most of you guys already know, I don't give a rat's ass), but I figured I'd give you guys an update here on SBAF so I don't have to respond to a million text messages and PMs. I had my surgery yesterday for a kidney stone that refused to come out. Interestingly enough, I thought the stone came out in the morning when I was getting prepped, but imaging discovered that it was only a fragment. The doctor wanted to laser beam the rest of the stone stuck up in my ureter, between my left kidney and bladder. There was of course the a small stone in my right kidney that the doctor wanted to treat with ultrasonic shock waves. Here a photo of the 3mm x 5mm fragment. I have no idea how the rest of the stone looked like, but I can guess now why it got stuck. Anesthesia was great. When the anesthesiologist started me on it, he mentioned that I might start to feel loopy. I figured I'd try to stay awake as long as possible, like with the drinking games I play with my drinking friends where we keep going for "another". At first, I was like "I don't feel anything". Then in a little bit, I was like "oh I feel it now". Then suddenly, I woke up in the recovery room. LOL. It was like time travel or teleportation. A WTF moment. I thought the ureteroscopy and laser on the left side would have hurt more during recovery, but it turned out most of the pain was in my right kidney were the doctor used the ultrasonic shock waves. The sonic shocks also injure a lot of nearby healthy tissue as well as breaking up the stone lodged inside the kidney. Seriously, I felt like someone punched in the right of my stomach and then punched me again in the back of the kidney. I pee'd blood for most of yesterday. But otherwise I feel great now. There's no sense of something sharp blocking something in my left side, which was a constant drainer of energy. The right side is still a little sore, but it's not a big deal. It's like healing from getting punched, as opposed to a mini-dagger stuck inside me for over two weeks. Is this bad karma for being a dickwad? Possibly. But I'd be a dick over and over again to keep SBAF great. P.S. Spoke to a lady next to me in the prep room who also had stones in the past. She said the stones were worse than childbirth. So there you have it.