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Dec 02, 2008 - 12 comments
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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!

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by Marcia2202, Dec 03, 2008
Yikes! I remember the one time I had a full blown one, I was running a high fever and was sick for a whole week. I'm glad you caught it in time. I think that since we are so prone to candida during tx, it very easily causes UTI. Especially us women need to be really aware of it. Thanks for sharing this in your journal. I will keep an extra awareness regarding that matter.

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by Marcia2202, Dec 03, 2008
Forgot to say... Hope you'll get over it very soon. Hugs, marcia

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by epiphiny, Dec 03, 2008
Yes, we really do need to be aware of it especially if we've had it in the past.  I also had it really bad and ended up with a kidney infection, very nasty...

Good news this morning, the anti-bugs have started kicking in and the burning sensation has greatly lessened.  Took a double hit of them last night (doctor's orders) kept drinking lots of water and alkalinizer and I started to feel better by about 11pm.  Only had to get out of bed 3 times in the night so it's definitely improving in my neck of the woods, thank goodness!  I'm only on a short course of anti-bugs so I hope this will be all done and dusted by the time the weekend and shot 30 rolls round!

Thank you for your good wishes, Marcia!  See you in Bali?!

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by lalapple, Dec 03, 2008
summer in NZ already?  we might get snow here soon.  
sorry about the UTI :(  doesn't sound like fun at all.  drink cranberry juice, not the regular cocktail kinds they sell as beverages but the ones that specifically say 100% cranberry juice.  and careful not to OD on the antibiotics, i get yeast inf after i take antibiotics.  not fun.

feel better

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by epiphiny, Dec 03, 2008
Yeast!  Oh more fun! I am having such a good time!  And yup, it's summer here, southern hemisphere so our seasons are the complete opposite to yours.  Snow at Christmas?  I've never heard of such a thing!

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by lalapple, Dec 05, 2008
hahaha Christmas in the summer!  

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by epiphiny, Dec 05, 2008
hehehe, yup, turkey sandwiches on the beach!

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by Deb_c430, Dec 05, 2008
Do you have cranberry juice there? Great for urinary infections.   the Brits swear by yogurt for the thrush, has to be live, works, tho.

Did you make your dinner?

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by epiphiny, Dec 05, 2008
Hey Deb,  yup, made our first thanksgiving dinner and it was GREAT!  Husband was VERRRRY happy!

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by Deb_c430, Dec 05, 2008
Awesome!    You have a new tradition!  When you are SVR  you can say remember our first thanksgiving, I was treating and  we did it!    How cool is that?

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by epiphiny, Dec 05, 2008
That is very cool!  And, yes, we do have a new tradition now.  We've decided to celebrate Thanksgiving every year at our place for our nearest and dearest.  We always celebrate Xmas at another friend's house so this will be our special tradition, a little bit of America in NZ :))

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by jankar, Dec 05, 2008
Hey Ephipiny - good you went and got the anti-biotics -cannot see any reason to suffer any more than we have to.  made me remember to go drink a glass of water.  glad you are feeling better.  Christmas in the cold?  Miserable thought. Jankar

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