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.