Wow, Cranky, your news is great. When you said you passed 7 really "bigger than a small alley" stones, I was taken back for a minute. Thought, yikes, we pass streets and alleys? Then I remembered back to my childhood (pretty amazing I can remember back that far) and you meant the big marble! That is simply amazing that you would pass something that big. And 7 of them! I'm finding this so enlightening that instead of going under the knife, we can rid ourselves of these problems with simple olive oil and lemon juice/or grapefruit juice. This weekend is time for my second flush, but with a Valentine party tomorrow night and Sunday activities, don't know if I'll squeeze it in. It certainly makes for a stay at home day when you do a flush. Of course, I could do it tonight and see if I get any red hearts! That was cute in your post! Best of all to you. FOOL THOSE DOCTORS!