hey, welcome to the club. We all suffer from these stupid stones. I hate them but flushing them is a lot better then surgery. I have heard good and bad things about surgery but I am trying all the herbal medicine for the stones before surgery. Flushing with olive oil and grapefruit juice is a good way to get out some stones and it works. Good luck and try herbal before surgery...It does tke time though for the stones to come out unlike surgery but like me I am scared of hospitals so I really dont want to have surgery.