Thursday, June 4, 2009

How much do you like to win?

99.9% of the time I am not a competative person. In high school, all of my friends joined the tennis team. I went home every day and took a nap. I used to run in PE and try to win every time we had to run the mile. Then, the PE teacher asked me to join the track team. I started coming in last every time.

There is just something about competition that I don't like...

Well, most of the time.

But some things I have to win at. Like being right about stupid things. Like a bladder infection.

On Tuesday I went to work, came home, took my daughter to get a new phone--hers broke again, and all of a sudden around 7pm I had to pee every 5 minutes. I thought I was going to die! I immediately diagnosed myself as having a bladder infection. I've never had one before, but figured this must be what one felt like. I texted my friend from work and she disagreed and said it had to be a Urinary Tract infection. Never had one of those either, so hey, what do I know?

I looked online and found out that the doctor gives antibiotics for that and I had a whole bottle of amoxicillin left from when the doctor switched me off of that onto something stronger, so decided I would just self treat. What's the chance I could be wrong?

About one hour after taking the antibiotic, I felt better. Wow, that worked fast.

Until today. Just as quickly, the pain and having to pee every 5 minutes came back. So, off to the doctor I went. Tested and turns out it is a bladder infection. I got so excited and was almost jumping up and down and said, Ha, I knew it. The doctor looked at me like I was crazy!

They are going to run a culture on it and see what is going on. The doctor wasn't mad that I self treated and said that I had the right idea, if it was a UTI, but since it was in the bladder, I needed a stronger antibiotic. I'm just hoping it isn't a kidney stone or something worse.

I think I need to take up a sport. One where 'normal' people think it is ok to win and lose.

1 comment:

Lori in South Dakota said...

aren't they nasty?!! And they come on so fast and are so painful! Glad you got yours treated and are feeling better.