Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Adding Insult to Assault

I thought that I'd raise my fuzzy and aching head long enough to let Blogdom know that I'm still with you — sort of . Frankly, I'm not well. It's adding insult to assault, I tell ya.


When I blogged Bless You Ladies the other day, I chose to spare you the gory details. I will honour that, but permit me also to say just a little more. I've endured that procedure, or most of it, at least twice before but never in so shabby a room with my private parts flapping in the breeze at about a tall man's chin height and never with so much brutal pace. The doc was whirling dervish as he inserted this and that in a frenzy of activity. It was quite an assault, let me tell ya. My Cuppa observed that I had a very red face when I got out of there, and I sure took my time over the subsequent coffee at Tims. (Do try the breakfast sandwich if you haven't already.)


I sweat a lot in bed the next few nights, but I didn't think much of it. That sort of thing happens to me on occasion. But in this case it presaged something, for on Monday night, I came down with severe shivers and shakes. It was uncontrollable. It lasted for two hours. At that point, I went back into my sweat mode. The cycle repeated: shaking-shivers followed by more sweats.


Guess what? It's a urinary tract infection picked up from the cystoscopy. How do I know? Let me tell ya, you know. I've never had one of these infections before, but I know. Fortunately the doctor left me with a prescription for antibiotics — just in case doncha know. Unfortunately, the meds are strong and cause headaches (which I already had btw) and come with various stipulations: take a pill on an empty stomach one hour before eating or two hours after; and, don't consumer dairy products or antacids for at least six hours before or two hours after. For some reason, I can't hold onto the two stipulations and find myself reading and rereading to try to get them into my head — my poor, achy head.


So that's it. The old expression is "adding insult to injury," and while I won't throw it out completely, in this I feel that it's more like adding "insult to assault."


Spare a thought of commiseration today, will ya? Huh?

18 comments:

Karla said...
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Karla said...

Commiserative sympathy expressed!

Gina said...

I'll do better and spare you two or three!

Lynn said...

Ouch! I feel queasy just thinking about it. I hope you are feeling better.

Loner said...

cranberry juice - here in the states you can get something called AZO - which is cranberry juice in a pill - but it will help heal the infection quicker. Should they have occasion to get near your parts again, try having a lot of cranberry juice before and immediately after the procedure. Sympathy given my friend.

Ginnie said...

Colonoscopies are no fun at any time and then to get an infection from it is completely unforgivable ! You do have my sympathy and empathy too. Hope it is short-lived and that the results of the "nasty test procedure" are negative.

Sarah Elaine said...

Never had a colonoscopy... though I am due for one in a couple of years, bec. of family history.

I have, however, had urinary tract infections. Horrible, horrible things! Antibiotics are the only cure, as far as I know. Cranberry and blueberry juice are supposed to help... but I just hated the fact that they made me want to pee when it hurt.

Here's hoping you feel better soon...

Heather said...

Oh dear. Poor you.

Bonita said...

Ghastly! I'm hoping you'll load up on the cranberry juice in the future. You'll be fine in no time.

Turtle Guy said...

Thinking of you... and I appreciated the sidetrack - Tim's sandwich made me laugh a little. I have a story about Tim's up and coming... sad, sad state of affairs!

Granny said...

That kind of sickness is horrible. Sending you get well wishes and a fast end to the shivers and shakes.

My husband swears by cranberry juice too. I'll take his word for it.

Maya's Granny said...

I have a medication that has to be taken at least two hours after and/or at least one hour before eating, twice a day. It means I try to figure out when to eat with a protractor.

The very nice man said...

Ouch!! Poor you!
You might wanna try a Kebab with extra hot chilli sauce!!
Doesn't do anything for your ailments in the long run but if it is hot enough your tongue, throat and eventually your derriere will burn so much that you'll forget about all other pains for a while!
Hope this helps!
Erik

Anonymous said...

Sounds horrid.

Hope all is well, and soon!

Judy - Anybody Home www.judyh58.blogspot.com

Life's Laundry said...

Good news is that it's not permanent, right?
Feel better.

mreddie said...

Thoughts along the line of the cure being worse than the disease did come to mind. You have my sympathy and hope the plumbing is better very soon. ec

Coll said...

Oh A/C, I am so very sorry to hear of this. UTI's are terrible things and can be serious if left untreated. Thank goodness you have the antibiotics. Besure to take every last pill..even if the symptoms subside. And drink lots!! Carry a water bottle with you to just sip on for a couple of days. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Debra said...

Oh my! The whole thing sounds terribly unfair... I do hope you are feeling better by the time you read this... (And I'll confess I was horrible and actually laughed when you said Cuppa noticed your face was really red when you left the office....heh...).:) Blessings to you as you recover... Debra