(Related Thread: Kidney stones suck!)
Okay the experience is NOT one I want to ever go through again. The pain came on suddenly and without any warning. I was having lunch with my girlfriend and my back felt a little weak/sudden pain.
Did not think much of it at the time. Later that evening as we are sitting around I could not get in a position that was comfortable and I am bent over the couch and just in pure pain.
Girlfriend was thinking it was food poisoning and so was I at the time. So she ends up driving me to the Emergency Room and while walking in I realized that I was in a diaper (nothing new) but the "what if I have to undress" popped in my head. I totally thought of this site (honest to God) and the various stories related to being caught in public. Well I did not have an option at this point as I was not going to wait any longer in pain to drive home.
After registration and the lobby waiting I am walked back to a bed. Within minutes they bring me the clean and nicely folded 'gown'. I could do nothing but laugh as I took off my clothes and put on the hospital issued attire.
Nurse comes in with the magic cup ... we need a urine sample. I got up and filled the cup and it was dark.
Physician comes in and asks questions feels around a little along the stomach and asked if I ever had a Kidney Stone or any family history. Well my Dad had them a few times and that is when it occurred to me what was going on inside my body.
So next she orders the pain medications, IV, and a CT Scan. I survived the first couple rounds and nobody knew that I was wearing a diaper.
About an a half hour later the medications are kicking in and off the CT Scan I go without my girlfriend now. Then came the moving from one bed to another for the scan and that is where it happened. I did not realize how short the gown was until they had me raise my arms above my head as I went into this machine. I was 100% sure they noticed the diaper; however, made no comment; however, it was facing down towards the machine (there has to be a camera there somewhere).
After the test I went back to the ER and waited for the result. I actually ended up falling asleep for a bit as being in pain made me tired and the medications helped the process.
In the end the physician returned and told me I had a Kidney Stone and was was going to give me a few medications to help with pain and to pass the stone. Then out of the blue I was caught by complete surprise when I heard, ".... it may also help with your urinary incontinence ...."
I was given a referral to a urologist and headed home with the girlfriend. Once we got in the car all we could do was laugh.