Donna i just wanted to say im sorry for you i have had the same problem now for about 2 years. I am now 29 and i have 3 kids and i am going to school full time. I feel like i can barely make it threw most days. I too feel like i complain to my husband, and friends and i do think they get tired of it. I have been to the doctor several times complaining that i cant deal with the pain anymore and they say well lets give it a little more time. I am starting to wonder how much time they truly need. I think if they had to go threw lythiotripsy they would start to sing an different tune. I hope you start to feel better some how best wishes oh by the way how big are you stones? I had one that was 2 1/2 inchs with 4 smaller ones surronding it. I was wondering how long it takes to get this large. I have asked the doctors and they dont seem to give me the answers.