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Monday, May 20, 2013

The Grizzly Details

About a week and a half ago, I left a note here saying I was going to be out of commission for a while due to back problems. Part of that was true. In fact I still do have lower back and sciatic pain and I'm taking pain killers for that. But I also had a brief bout with kidney pain too.

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.


  1. Glad you're on the mend -- keep flushing yourself out with all that good H20!

  2. Gads! Drink drink and then drink some more...

  3. Glad it's not kidney disease. That sounds terrifying. Good luck staying off the caffeine and drinking all that water. I hope you continue to get better.

  4. Jesus H. Christ woman! I know I'm a little late catching up on blogs but I'm sorry to hear this! Staying in a hospital sucks balls, I'm glad you're home safe and sound. Caffeine withdrawal sucks hardcore but it's worth it (I say as I'm sipping coffee). I'm such an asshat.


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