Monday, March 02, 2009

I needed that...

A nice weekend, full of family and friends. Saturday morning, we watched our son play basketball - there's no better way to spend a morning. Then, a great friend came for a long overdue dinner. We hadn't seen her in forever, it seemed. We finally exchanged our Christmas gifts, and more importantly, we spent some quality time catching up. Sunday was a day for getting things done - groceries, laundry and such, but we still managed to spend some family time together.

Last week as a bit trying. Three weeks ago, I went to the clinic because of some lower back pain. Normally I wouldn't do this, but this pain was different, and reminiscent of the pain I get with a UTI.

(A side note - I am VERY careful about UTI's - I had my urinary tract rebuilt when I was a kid, and where UTIs are uncomfortable for most people, for me they can be extremely dangerous.)

Anyhoo, they test, no UTI, probably kidney stones. Drink lots of water, etc. Pain is still there, but somewhat bearable, although, not going away. Last week, my own doctor calls and wants to see me. To make a long story less tedious, it turns out that the lab screwed up my results by waiting two weeks, and yes, I do have a UTI. My doc was livid that the lab messed up like that. And if he was mad, I was worse - I have spent my life being so careful about this, and I even went to the clinic when I thought I MIGHT have something. So I spent last week on antibiotics, trying to keep from being hospitalized. So far, so good. I have to go back for tests this week, once I'm done the antibiotics. But the drugs knocked me out pretty good. By the time my husband got home each night, I pretty much went to bed, having reached the limit to my up-right-ness.

Needless to say, knitting progress was limited. There wasn't much left after working and child rearing, and sleep seemed more important. So sleep it was. At least I was at home, and still able to live most of my life. It could have been worse. At least I accomplished things on the weekend.

My husband has his physical today, and is planning on getting his two cents in to the doc about the lab issue. Not that it will do anything, but he's ticked off.

7 comments:

KnitTech said...

Hope you're feeling completely better!

Needles said...

Nasty things, aren't they. Hope you feel better soon.

And yes, make noise about the lab. The powers that be doling out health money need to know.

Jen said...

Hi Sandra:

Hope you are feeling better soon and are able to join us at the Guild on Tuesday for Wellington Fibres. Don't want to miss that.
Sending you virtual hugs.

katrynka said...

Hope that you continue on the mend, and do not have any further problems.

I agree that you need to complain on up the foodchain so to speak!

CatBookMom said...

So sorry about the UTI - had those a lot, one visit to the ER. Glad that you wisely listened to your body and got extra rest.

It's awful that the lab was so careless, particularly for you, with dangerous problems. I suppose you know about possibly needing acidophilus (sp?) while taking antibiotics.

Sel and Poivre said...

Good for you for being proactive about your health!

Carol said...

OMG that's awful! Hope you are feeling better soon.