Well, today I went to the hospital for the first time. I had a really intense pain in the right lower abdomen that has been coming and going for about 1 1/2 weeks. This morning it got really bad so I crawled my way to the emergency room. The pain was like a very bad stomach cramp from my lower back to my family jewels. Normally, I just dismiss this as bad luck at taco bell and take a few Pepto. By the time I got to the emergency room, the pain was gone again thank goodness. To make a long story short, I was scanned, poked, prodded, violated, and then I found out it was a medium sized kidney stone sitting between my kidney and bladder. Owwww. If you take Pepto Bismol, it makes your stool turn black... and thus I was forced to take a rectal exam in the back woods of Georgia. At least I have a nice vial of strong painkillers to help me forget. Thank you for good nurses and doctors.