Well, Mike is officially kidney stone-free! I accompanied him on Monday to his follow up appointment. First he went and had an xray done and then we headed over to the clinic. The nurse explained to us that new discomfort and bleeding he was experiencing were likely due to the stent, especially since the xray looked fine. I was shocked at huge the stent was when they pulled it. No wonder he was having bleeding and pain! But since its removal, life seems to be back to normal for Mike. He's been exceptionally good with his water intake. I'm really proud of him. He has also stayed away from soda and has really been trying hard to eat better! Way to go Mike!!