So, in addition to conquering a massive sinus infection, I was struck by this intense pain in the lower left quadrant of my abdomen. I have never had this type of pain before. I must say that I am one who never goes to the Emergency Room and the pain was so severe, I considered it. A call to my RN aunt with the symptoms and she quickly surmised the possibility of a kidney stone. I have had a ton of stones before, but they always made themselves known by a sharp pain in my back. Again, this pain was very different. Well, I made it through the night with a heating pad and the pain suddenly stopped at about 4AM. At about 4:30 PM, my RN aunt's theory was confirmed with the sudden and glorious appearance of a small stone....hello relief!