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Grossman passes kidney stone during Dem gubernatorial debate (you can't make this stuff up)
bostonglobe.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Akilah Johnson

Posted on 03/27/2014 3:19:11 AM PDT by Liz

There were more than a few pained expressions worn by gubernatorial candidates during Tuesday night’s forum dedicated to issues affecting Massachusetts’s LGBTQ community, mostly after Scott Lively, an anti-gay candidate running to “advance a biblical world view,” responded to questions.

But state Treasurer Steve Grossman, who is a Democrat from Newton, was actually in physical pain, said campaign spokesman Chandra Allard. Grossman was in the throes of passing a kidney stone, something often compared to the pain of childbirth, during the 90-minute debate, she said.

The forum was held by MassEquality and WGBH at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square and included eight gubernatorial candidates -- the five Democrats and three independents, all of whom showed their support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community except for Lively.

Grossman’s pain-level was a 10 on a scale of 1-to-10, Allard said, and yet he fervently answered questions on everything from transgender rights and mandatory sex education to issues facing youth and aging members of the LGBTQ community.

Grossman has suffered chronic kidney stones, getting them on and off for the last 30 years, said Allard. He woke up in pain at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday morning, but she said he insisted on continuing with the day, which included attending GetKonnected’s Diversity Game Changer Awards ceremony after the forum ended.

Word of Grossman’s stone -- which has inspired a parody Twitter account -- spread via the micro-blogging website, as did the news that he finally passed the stone, sometime during the awards ceremony.

“I’m grateful that I made it out, but I know some of my fellow stones remain confined. We must #FreeTheStones! #mapoli,”@grossmansstone tweeted Wednesday morning.


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After he passed the stone, Grossman appeared to be ready for some rough gay sex.

Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman / AP File/2013

1 posted on 03/27/2014 3:19:11 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Oh HIM!!! Wasn't he head of the DNC one time?? I always thought he was on COCAINE because he was always SNIFFING when he talked!!

He IS a flamer.

2 posted on 03/27/2014 3:24:39 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: All

"Grossman thinks he has problems. If we don't
win in 2014, we wont pass anything for years."

3 posted on 03/27/2014 3:27:30 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

ROfl!!! Classic!!


4 posted on 03/27/2014 3:40:08 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Liz

Oh, is that what he’s claiming that lump falling out of his pants was?


5 posted on 03/27/2014 4:00:53 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: Darteaus94025

Grossman’s pain-level was a 10 on a scale of 1-to-10-—passing a stone is said to be as painful as childbirth-—and yet Grossman fervently answered questions on everything from transgender rights and mandatory sex education to issues facing youth and aging members of the LGBTQ community.

After he finished, Grossman help up the stone and said, “See, I passed.”


6 posted on 03/27/2014 4:12:10 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Ouch!


7 posted on 03/27/2014 4:30:49 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Darteaus94025

Well, he couldn’t say it was a gerbil. That would get the animal rights activists up in arms.


8 posted on 03/27/2014 4:32:11 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Liz

You can take Grossman out of the white house but you can’t take the gross out of Grossman.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 4:34:06 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Liz

I sincerely doubt the veracity of his story.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 4:42:02 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

for reference, see the Deadwood episode involving a kidney stone

From my real experience....... the passage takes a while and is extremely painful


11 posted on 03/27/2014 4:49:22 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: driftdiver
I sincerely doubt the veracity of his story.

I can tell you that you are right. From the article:

Grossman’s pain-level was a 10 on a scale of 1-to-10, Allard said, and yet he fervently answered questions on everything from transgender rights and mandatory sex education to issues facing youth and aging members of the LGBTQ community.

His pain level was maybe 4 on a 1-to-10 scale. From personal experience:

-- on a 1-to-8 scale, you can think of nothing else, certainly not talking about anything irrelevant to alleviating the piercing gut hurt. You may be able to keep a Percocet tablet down long enough to have it cut in.

-- On a 1-to-9 scale, you will be lying on the floor, curled up and undergoing dry heaves of nausea, writhing to try to escape the agony. The only way a narcotic will get into you is by an intravenous drip.

-- on a 1-to-10 scale, you will pass out from the pain intensity, and the paramedics will be loading you on a gurney into the ambulance.

That's factual. This Grossman is a liar, without a doubt, fawning on the misplaced compassion of his admirers.

12 posted on 03/27/2014 5:21:00 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: imardmd1

My dad was not prone to complain and had a high pain threshold, he once thought a fractured rib was just a chest cold. Passing a kidney stone dropped him to his knees, he thought he was dying. This guy is a liar.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 5:24:07 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: imardmd1

Strongly agree as I was a recent nine thanks to a 10 mm stone now stuck in my ureter. I’ve passed well in excess of 20 stones but only two have knocked me down for the count. If he was able to function as indicated, he had a very minor attack.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 5:42:43 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: Liz

You’d think one of his gay friends could have helped speed up the passing.
Maybe they did.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 5:53:30 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: bert
From my real experience....... the passage takes a while and is extremely painful

I have heard the pain being compared to giving birth.

After the kidney boulder I passed several years ago, I would concur.

==

Several years ago, someone posted in an FR thread that drinking lemonade frequently would help desolve the calcium before stones could form.

After I read that, I have been drinking about 12-oz of lemonade two days per week. I have not had any k-s pain since then.

Two days per week: To a glass of 12-oz of water, I add 2 caps of bottled lemon juice concentrate, and about 4 tsp of sugar.

It seems to work for me.
16 posted on 03/27/2014 5:54:37 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Liz

Oh, gee, I guess I just gotta vote for him then! After all, he passed a kidney stone!

< / dumbass Masshole voter >


17 posted on 03/27/2014 6:07:42 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Liz

Some people will do anything for attention. If he was in pain at a level 10, he would not have been on that stage standing. No way no how. And that is all anyone needs to know about the man. He and his spokescritter are liars. And his name doesn’t help.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 6:12:12 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Ann Archy

Liz, I was trying to pass a kidney stone once while I was in the waiting to see an Augusta, GA. retina specialist. When one of the assistants saw I was in pain and asked the reason for it, she told me there was another patient there going through the same thing!

It took a long time to get an appointment with that doctor and if you cancelled it he got really mad. I guess the other patient did not want to risk his wrath any more than I did.

Mine was a small stone and I was rid of it within the next 48 hours.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 6:25:16 AM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: imardmd1

I’ve done the passing out from the pain. You simply cannot function when it gets to that level.

He might have had some pain but certainly not close to anything severe.


20 posted on 03/27/2014 6:59:34 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TomGuy

Elimination of soda and just drinking lots of water will help as well.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 7:01:28 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Boomer One
Strongly agree as I was a recent nine thanks to a 10 mm stone now stuck in my ureter.

While this is going on, you are probably taking Percocet, Endocet, or Roxicet every 6 hours to blunt the pain as the stone is transiting. What I found was that I could diminish the amount of narcotic needed by taking 600 to 800 grains IBU every other 6 hours instead of the usual Percocet. That helped keep the narcotic more effective. IBU decreases the internal inflammation. And alternating keeps from building up too much narcotic in your system. (Just a suggestion.)

But even if you start to get a twinge, don't put off the Percocet until you've got a lot of pain, because the oral narcotic tends to make you nauseous anyways, and holding off too long will likely make you throw up before the pain is alleviated, and you lose the benefit.

22 posted on 03/27/2014 7:37:17 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: TomGuy

Beer is good too


23 posted on 03/27/2014 8:58:11 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: TomGuy

Beer is good too


24 posted on 03/27/2014 8:58:13 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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