Since my return from the resort, I have been recovering from a kidney stone. For those that have not had the pleasure, I don't wish for any of you to ever come close to experiencing it. Its very painful, and in my case came on fairly quickly.
Fortunately I had good treatment at Bumrungrad and aside from being a little tired, am fully recovered. In a nutshell, my left kidney was inflamed due to blockage from a kidney stone lodged in my urethra tube. I didn't notice anything unusual before except a slight lower back pain, which I attributed to overuse. Anyway, on Sunday night it flared up and I was in agony an had to be admitted to Bumrungrad emergency. They performed an extraction procedure with a microscopic camera and basket and removed the small stone with no issues.
Short story is don't ignore even your most minor symptoms. They could be a sign of something serious. More info on Kidney Stones and their prevention here: