Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Urology and Other Interesting Topics
I know not very many people read this blog so I am not too concerned with telling the masses about this. But I do need to write this down for my own sanity.
If you know me well enough then you know that ever since I have been married I have had a problem with Urinary Tract infections and all that goes with them.
What I mean is the first year I was married, I was peeing blood and then on antibiotics about 8 times. The second year was not too bad with about 5, the third year was WAY worse with about 13 times, 4th year about 8 times and now this year about every other month. So if you think about that THAT is A TON of antibiotics. Then to top it all off I am going to other antibiotics for other issues like BV, Strep Throat, AND C Diff. The last being cause BY taking so many antibiotics!
So you see why this last time when I went into my doctor, I DID NOT want any antibiotics. So, they said okay we will refer you a Urologist and give you none. (THis was the 9th doctor I have seen for this problem and they are the ONLY ones that have referred me to a specialty with what is ACTUALLY wrong with me)
So now I come to the present
The week waiting for my urology appointment, my kidneys started hurting really bad. I thought it was a kidney stone so I waited for the pain to worsen but it never did. Then the next day the other one started hurting. By then it was the weekend and my doctors office was not open. So I waited the whole weekend. By Monday both kidneys hurt and my bladder was killing me! I was also experiencing anorexia (which just means loss of apetite), nausea, and bloating... lots and lots of bloating. So I called my doctor and they said to come in right away so they could give me some antibiotics. Well guess what happened... Devy got really sick and so I ended up cancelling my appointment to make it to hers.
So I waited the extra day:
I went to my Urology appointment and they took a urine dip and sent it out to two different labs. They said that it definitely looks like I have an infection but they need to culture it to see what antibiotic will work on it the best. So that is what that is. Then they are sending it out for abnormal cell cultures to see if there is any damage to the lining of my bladder from all this inflammation. Also it will be to look for cancerous cells.
After all that the resident that I needed to get a cystoscopy to see inside of my bladder to rule out anything else. And that was all on Tuesday. So I made the appointment for Friday and left it at that.
Today I got a call from the resident who said that after the doctor had reviewed my past history she decided to postpone my cystoscopy and she wanted me to get a catscan of my bladder and kidneys and get some blood work done. So I had to move my cystoscopy to March 9th and I will hopefully get my CT done before my foot surgery on the 17th. So that is that and yeah...
I am trying to stay calm in this whole process and try to get stuff done around my house. But it is really hard to when the moment I walk up and down the stairs a few times my kidneys and bladder start hurting. I really hope there isn't permanent damage but I guess I cant change anything if there is. I am trying to keep the over-reaction queen at bay and just focus on keeping my house clean and my kids fed (which I am failing horribly at by-the-way... well the house cleaning... my kids are fed. lol)