Monday, November 14, 2011

Warning: Post contains whining.

This illustrates what I feel like these days.
I've got a urinary tract infection.  Again or still, I'm not sure which.  I have had symptoms and been feverish since the first week of October.   I have been to the doctor 4 times.  Every time I go, the urinary tract infection does not show up on the initial dip or microscopic examination.  The doctor or nurse practitioner will come into the room where I am sitting and say something like "now what makes you think you have a urinary tract infection?" and they give me this look which seems to say "Aw, poor thing, just wants attention."  but they say they will do a culture and see if anything grows in the urine, which is a more definitive test.  Then, inevitably, 2 days later they will call me with the surprising news that yes, I do in fact have a urinary tract infection (told ya!!!) and tell me that they have called in a prescription for me.  This has happened four times.  Four times exactly the same way.  The only difference is that this time, the NP  has given me 2 antibiotics, not just 1 and wants me to come back in exactly 10 days when I have finished them.   I think that means I'm supposed to go in on Thanksgiving, but I guess the day after will have to do.   :-/.  I am so, so tired of this thing.


Freakmom said...

You can offer to show up at her house on Thanksgiving with a bottle of pee for her!

What a pain in the neck (and elsewhere)! Hopefully the infections will end with this one and the double antibiotics. And maybe they'll finally start reading your chart when you go in to see them!


p.s. thanks for the encouragement yesterday. I'll try to take your advice and remind you of it when you get stressed out too. :)

Amy said...

Prayers that you will be feeling better REAL soon!



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