Dec 02, 2008
It was too good to last!!
I can't believe it but I now have a urinary tract infection, argh!! The funny side to this (if there is such a thing) is that it flared up quite suddenly this morning while I was posting on the site about the increased need to urinate while on tx, and the pitfalls and inconveniences this causes! All of a sudden I found myself running back and forth to the bathroom and then I realized what was happening.
I took immediate counter measures (I've had UTIs before, and they are not pretty and never fun) and started drinking even more water, along with alkalinizer and cranberry capsules. Usually, if I feel the beginning of UTI, this will stop it in it's tracks but not so today.
Just wasn't getting any better and actually started to hurt more so after 5 hours I went to the Doc and got a course of antibiotics (Norfloxacine-Arrow). I just wasn't prepared to take the chance of it getting worse over night, been there done that, cried all night long. So fingers crossed those anti-bugs are gonna start kicking some azz SOON!
It's a good wake up call for me as we are moving into summer and it's hot hot hot outside. Must increase water again, include cranberry in my diet as a preventative, start wearing looser fit pants etc etc...
You know this really is a marathon, isn't it? In fact, this treatment is making me think about doing a marathon. A friend at work is training for the London marathon after having done a half marathon the other weekend. She said it was the hardest thing she had ever done in her life. Well!! I think running a marathon would be easier than what we are all trying to do here.
I'm not saying it would be a walk in the park, not at all, and I know a lot of training and endurance is involved. But ultimately, it's OVER in 4 hours. An intense 4 hours for sure, but nonetheless over quickly compared to the 24 - 48 week marathon we are all on.
There seem to be so many similarities. You know, when your body just starts aching everywhere, it won't work any more, it won't do what you tell it to any more, it will only do what it can do when it can do it. The dedication and commitment to go the distance, to get to that finish line. And crossing the finish line doesn't mean we've finished the course completely. Then we have the 6 months of waiting for the judges result to come back. That's the bit I am NOT looking forward to!!
I'd like to congratulate and offer respect to ALL the men and women out there that are on this marathon, all power to us, we are fighting an amazing battle.
Off to drink more alkalinizer! Adieu!