Well, I finally got the stent out this afternoon. Dr. Perez and his nurses were very patient about my anxiety. It went smoothly. They numbed me but I still felt them pulling it out. Ugh. Greg held my hand and watched the video monitor...I kept my eyes closed. I am a big chicken about getting stents removed.
On a positive note, I have had NO pain on my right side for a few months. Maybe the pain on my left side will stay away now that I have had the lithotripsy and the stent is gone. I am looking forward to being pain free!