Friday, September 19, 2008

UTI again?

the week before last and the first part of last week i had some pretty major back pain. back pain takes the life and energy right out of me. i suspected a urinary track infection, but hoped that it was maybe just dehydration. (unfortunately, i deal with both of these fairly often.) i started drinking LOTS of water, taking cranberry pills and d- mannose (a simple sugar that is supposed to help prevent these). nothing was working and i was majorly dragging. (not good during a birthday week!) on thursday my grandma ninkie called and really encouraged me to go to the dr. i finally went and sure enough had a UTI. ick! i started on anti-biotics (a new 5 day rx), took them faithfully and felt some relief by the end of the weekend.

today the pain is back with a vengeance. uuuugh! i guess i will call the dr. tomorrow, but i am really hoping that they can help me without a full-fledged appointment. please pray for me. i want to get over this for good!

i posted about sophie's b-day party and lost it all. :( i'll try again tomorrow.

"sweet little giveaway" info coming soon! :)

.... way past bedtime! 'night!


Anonymous said...

Jenn, I feel your pain. I was in terrible pain two weeks ago, went to the doctor, and was [mis]diagnosed with fatigue. Five days later, after having a fever and even worse pain than before, I went to another doctor. By that time, my little UTI had turned into a severe kidney infection. I got antibiotics and orders to stay in bed through the weekend. This week, I'm in pain again, and the doctor thinks that the antibiotic from before did not, perhaps, cover everything, so I'm facing another weekend of antibiotics, bed rest, and, unfortunately, soccer. I'd blame all of this on the water, but we're 100 miles apart. I hope you feel well soon!

Hollie said...

ugghh, UTI's are the worst. hope you feel better soon!

Kara said...

Oh, man! I had one of those off and on for a year and a half. I'm really sorry. It seems when they come on they're really hard to get rid of. Get some AZO in the blue box for the pain.

Meredith said...

Hope you can get some relief soon! I'll be looking for the fun giveaway. Thanks for checking in with our blog. :)