Sorry to hear you guys are in so much pain. I toasted my back 10 years ago in a trucking accident and am in constant pain since so i feel for you.
On a happier note only 25 days to 300! :p
Well, the pain is okay for me, as long as I don't move around too much. I've been through far worse, compared to kidney stones this is a walk in the park. Heck, that was so painful it made me want to pass out from the pain. No matter what position your body had, it was pure agony. Normally I can reduce pain through meditation or simply ignoring it, but that was impossible with kidney stones.
I'm sorry to hear about your back though. Maybe in the future they can repair the damage through stam cell technology, but that's probably gonna cost at least half a dozen more years before they have it anywhere near ready for tests.