...but must it be kidney stones? Came down with what I thought was back pain the night of July 4th (I had taken the kayak out for the first time this year for some easy flat water paddling at the local park and worked muscles that hadn't been used in awhile). Long story short: the pains came back with increasing intensity after a couple days pain free (and a nice 25 mile MUP/road ride that Sunday) and I ended up in the ER Saturday, being admitted, pumped with Dilaudid and Toridol, and getting a scope and stent procedure Monday. Stone was too high in the "plumbing" to reach so I'm having another procedure next Monday to finally deal with it.
So that'll keep me from any real riding for at least all this week and next...if only because I have to pee every half hour! Damn, and I was getting in good shape - having posted about my fastest ride just a couple of weeks ago. Watched the Tour this AM to get in some vicarious biking. I'm going to bike to a nearby place for lunch now...maybe a 2.5 mile round trip. Whoop de do.
As the Brits say, bloody hell!!