"Lithotripsy is like getting jabbed in the back with an unsharpened pencil once per second for an hour. You'll be bruised and a little sore. You also might have fragments that didn't get fully fractured that can pass, but will take time (and pain) to do so."
"Lithotripsy is like being slapped with a 12-inch ruler but works a treat if the stone is in the right place. "
"Compared to the pain pre-stint, lithotripsy is like eating ice cream. No pain AT ALL!!!! Haven't taken a single pain pill since."
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