I got that stent removed from my bladder today and feel 100 times better. No more intense pain. I was surprised when they took it out, that it was almost a foot long. I got to watch on the monitor as they sent a kind of snake device up my penis into my bladder to grab onto it and pull it out. It was a surprisingly painless procedure and very fast and I got to see the inside of myself which is interesting while its happening.
It seems there are some small fragments still in my kidney from the stone that was shattered and hopefully they will pass in the next day or so.