OK, still trying to convince myself that this is not a nightmare. You know this story about myself, right? Dealing with kidney stones since 1987. I think they won't return since last year I started taking medication for mild HBP (for the rest of my life, I guess), and it keeps me peeing a lot. The thing is, I decided to go to the doctor because around six months ago I started feeling a soft pain in my abdomen's right side. After 22 years living with kidney stones I had very clear that this is a different thing. Not constant nor problematic. But lots of people have died just because didn't take care of minor annoyances, so that's why I wanted to see the doctor. In short, I was ordered an hepatic echography and guess the result? GALLBLADDER STONES! Lots of them, according to the doctor! Now I have to schedule a laparoscopic surgery for removing those bi***es from my body. I'm seriously thinking of changing my user name to "Stoneman" or something like that. What pisses me the most is that, aside from not doing exercise and not drinking enough water, I've tried to keep a (comparatively) healthy lifestyle: Absolutely no alcohol, no cigarettes, no drugs, always watching my weight and eating accordingly... I can tell for sure that my only vice is Coca-Cola Zero. But just FYI, aside from all the problems above, I... - Suffer from chronic constipation. - Had a pilonidal cyst removed when I was 17. - Had a bilateral ginecomasty surgery at 18. - Had an oral maxillofacial surgery at 27 (after six years wearing braces). 45 days with my mouth shut (while recovering) led to a gastritis (successfully treated -I think-). - Had a little lipoma removed from my left hand at 30. And now a gallbladder laparoscopic surgery. But many people who has drank, smoked and sniffed whatever they could put their hands on, look stronger than ever in their sixth decade of life (Lemmy Kilmister comes to mind). Sometimes I feel like I'm sort of Mother Nature's Big Mistake. Thanks for your time (end of rant).