Another dreaded UTI!


Got yet another urinary tract infection.  On the 4th of July, my husband changed out my sub-pubic catheter which had started to crystallized yet again.  Happy fourth of July for me, NOT!  When it crystallizes makes it hard to successfully urinate.  Once that had been changed out, still did not feel good.  Was having to use the bathroom too frequently.

Woke up on the sixth with  a severe back ache that had been plaguing me for days.  It finally dawned on me the back ache and urine trouble meant I most likely had a urinary tract infection once again!  No longer able to drive because of multiple sclerosis, I logged onto the internet and started filling out an electronic visit with the clinic where my primary care doctor works.

Got a call back from the clinic.  The doctor prescribed me an antibiotic to fight the infection.  Had her send it to the pharmacy we frequently use for my medicines.  As I said earlier, I do not drive so asked my husband to stop by the pharmacy on his way home from work.

His work ran late, but when he called to let me know he was heading home, asked him to to drop by the pharmacy to pick up my needed medicine.  An hour later, heard the garage door open.  Knew he was home by the noise in the house.  He came up to the main floor and gave me my medicine.  Read the medicine’s directions then took my first dose.  Fed the cat.

Had forced myself to eat all day so I was not hungry.  He sat down and petted our cat for awhile.  He asked me what I wanted for supper.  Still wasn’t hungry, but knew my body would need fuel to get over this infection so I asked him to have the roast beef like we had planned.  Fortunately, was not sick to my stomach.  When supper was finished cooking went to the table and made myself eat like normal.  Afterwards, brushed my teeth in the bathroom.

Went to bed after watching the weather forecast for the next day.  The cat came and curled up by my head while I was trying to sleep.  Didn’t remember much until my alarm went off this morning.

Got up and used the bathroom like normal.  Came back into the bedroom and got dressed for the day.  Was actually hungry!  With a growling stomach went into the front room and took my antibiotic.  Once that was down, started on my normal daily pill regime.  With a combination of multiple sclerosis and asthma, have a lot of pills to get down my throat!  Once that was complete, went in to the spare bedroom to feed the cat.

With the cat fed, went to go drink my breakfast shake to quiet my grumbling belly.  My husband left for work.  Still tired from being sick, turned out the lights and went back to my recliner in the front room.  Pulled a light blanket on and fell back to sleep.  My husband called me from his work to let me know he had safely made it there.  Once he hung up, put the phone back down and got some more much needed Z’s!

Woke up when my alarm in my phone went off.  Opened the blinds so the cat could sun himself.  Went into the office to turn the computer on.  Once it was fully booted up, selected the dreaded Microsoft icon so that I could reach the internet.

While waiting for the internet to connect up, went into the bathroom to change out of my attached urine bag and inserted my catheter plug.  That way I could use the bathroom like a normal person!  Now ready to hit the internet. Went back in the office and got logged on to check my email and start writing for the day.

Been a long day so far.  Will be hungry by the time my husband starts cooking supper for the night.  Think we are planning on hamburger and french fries.  We do not fry the potatoes, we bake them in the oven.

 

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