Last week I wrote that I had a UTI and that the UTI had caused my legs to seize up which to me lying on the bedroom floor for an hour until the ambulance men lifted me back on to the bed. At the time of writing that message, I had started the antibiotics and thought I was on the mend. Not so!
Every UTI until now has followed the same pattern - i.e. Get UTI; feel awful; start antibiotics; after a couple of days, feel a bit better; after a week of the antibiotics, feel back to normal.
Got an initial review of the urine sample and started antibiotics. So, I thought They were working. Legs weren’t as stiff, I could move around slightly better and the antibiotics seemed to be doing their job.
Then On Saturday, all hell broke loose. The rigid legs came back and the urgency and frequency in needing to pee was hideous. At one point, I was peeing every 15 minutes and a lot of times, the urgency meant that I wasn’t able to get to the loo on time. Thankfully the pads took the brunt of things.
On Monday, I called the GP’s office to get the full urine sample results, and was told that I needed a different type of antibiotic to completely kill the infection. It was only after a couple of days that I started to feel better and probably today, apart from the fatigue, is the best I’ve been for about 10 days. I was properly out and about today. Before today if the journey was going to be longer than 15 minutes, I couldn’t trust the bladder, plus I felt so crappy that I didn’t want to go anywhere.
sorry for prattling on but I’m just happy that the UTI seems to finally have been killed off.