I was diagnosed with 8.5mm kidney stone via C-T scan Monday morning. On Tuesday I had pre-op x-rays, blood work and urinalysis done. My Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) wont begin until Monday 5 freakin days from today!!! In the mean time, I was prescribed Hydrocodone (Valium/Tylenol at 5mg/500mg per tablets). Im to take 1 or 2 of those tablets every 4 to 6 hours for pain. My lower right flank pain feels like Mike Tyson trying to punch and claw his way out of my hip. DAM# it hurts. Ive also seemed to have lost my appetite and lost some bowel movement times (I have not been doing number 2 as often as I had a few days ago and I dont know if that lack is related to the stone). Ive been pushing 2.5 pills every 4 hours some times. I hope I dont suffer overdose. I was told that I could get a stint. I turned it down. I dont know what trouble, embarrassment, cost, nuisance, and pain it might cause versus the benefit. Sometimes I am a whiskers width from deciding to go to Emergency Room. Yet, after I take (overtake) pain medicine, I fell okay for a few hours. Any advice?