Tuesday, October 9, 2007


I fell ill last Monday... at first it was just insane pressure in my sinus cavities and a fever. I missed Tuesday for work due to being out of town, and then Thursday and Friday from being sick. I finally went back in yesterday, only after having to leave by noon due to being so sick I couldn't sit still. I "worked" from home for the remainder of the day.

I have a lot of work to do - but I honestly feel miserable. The infection seems to have spread to my bladder and kidneys. It hurts - incredibly bad - to wee. And when I go, the immense feeling of pressure is never really abated because I can only go about a tablespoon full at a time. I know that I should be making the effort to actually go in the office, but I feel so wretched that I don't think I can manage it. If I stay here, I feel like I can get a lot more accomplished.



orodemniades said...

Yow, I don't envy you at all.

If you can find it, buy a couple of bottles of POMWonderful pure pomegranate juice and mix with water 50/50 or to your taste. I found it much better than cranberry juice for a) peeing - the burn is just so mch less, and b) just feeling a lot better.

Have you seen your doctor yet?

Flicka said...

I'm seconding Orodemniades...have you seen a doctor?

Twisted Ovaries said...

UTIs are not to be toyed with. They suck, they make life suck, and they make baby environments suck. As you know, I had one for months, and nothing in the world - not even labor - hurts as much as a UTI. If you haven't seen a doctor please, please do-antibiotics are my own personal Jesus. And cranberry juice (not the cocktails) will be your new best friend, as will more water than you can handle.

Also, take a bath. Pee in it. Sounds unbelievably foul, I know, but the warm water will help your insides, and the relief will make you overlook the fact that you now need to scrub your tub.

A said...

Thanks for the kind words ladies. I'm drinking water, cranberry and POM by the bucketful it seems. The urine has gotten a lot lighter in color, and it doesn't make me cry to pee anymore. I'm going to have to change OBs because he's only in Wed-Sat. and there are no other doctors in the practice. I'm trying to get squeezed in today, but it's not looking good.