I have been fighting a bladder infection off and on for over a year now because the nurses cathed me when I was in the hospital for my left knee replacement. That's how I caught the bitch of a bug and she just won't go away no matter what I hit her ass with. Well I finally thought I got rid of it when the kidney pain started. Yeah, the bitch moved on up, to the East Side, as the song goes. I went to my family doctor and he ran a UA and blood tests and said I had a UTI, No Shit Sherlock! So he gave me antibiotics and sent me home. This was Wednesday.
Well about 12 hours later I was pissing blood. Not too much but just enough to make me take notice and call my doctor's cell to which he said get to the hospital. Mind you this was a bit scary. They took me in the ER right away because my doctor alerted them. I was put in bed with IV's in both arms, which I thought was a little too much. You only see this crazy shit on HOUSE.
They flushed out my system and gave me some heavy duty butt kicking antibiotics. I was there for about 4 days before I got antsy and they sent me home with bed rest and more antibiotics.
I'm okay now. I'm completely off caffeine. No cola's, no tea, no coffee, and no sugary drinks, just plain water to drink. My kidney doctor, I'll call him that cause that's what he does, Said I have to drink approximately 1500 to 2000 ml's ( 8 to 10 - 8oz glasses) of water a day. So that means my beloved coffee and tea went to my neighbor's home. She'll enjoy it. It's good stuff.
A few things about all this, I have never been so fucking tired in my whole life. I slept more than I would if I was sleep deprived. The UA blood was just a tiny bit. I never bled anymore after that episode. All tests proved negative for Kidney Disease. So that means I'm safe for now - if I take good care of myself. I go this Friday for final blood and UA tests to see if all is good with my world. We shall see.