Friday, May 21, 2010

Where Have I Been ...

this last week has been a very tiring sore one for me.  After a mis-diagnosis at the doctor's last Wednesday morning thinking that I had gastro with no other symptoms other than a swollen tummy I was sent home to take buscopan forte.  It did nothing at all and I actually got worse as the night wore on.  Then around 8:30 I had a horrible pain develop all over my stomach and sweating, which actually reminded me of when I was in labour with Lachlan.  You know those contractions that dont ever end and die down, it just keeps going.  I got to the stage that I couldnt sit down properly or walk straight (I think I actually resembled the Hunch Back Of Notre Dame)!  Paul drove me to the doctors with Isabelle looking very worried.  I had to wait for about 1 hour in reception crying my eyes out in pain and wishing the doctor would hurry up.  By the time I got to see him I couldnt even get up on the table to be examined, everything was so painful.  I really did feel like I was in labour but I wasnt pregnant and I was actually getting scared too.  The doctor took my temp which was 38, then advised after a urine test that I actually had a very bad case or Urinary Tract Infection.  Oh my god, I had never ever had one before in my entire life.  He gave me strong antibiotics and painkillers and Paul took me home.  I crawled into bed and stayed there for a few days.  I didnt actually eat for 6 days as I was too scared it would come back and after all the pain I actually lost my appetite.  I finally went to the toilet after the 6th day thank goodness and now I seem to be back on the mend.  I have not done any knitting, apart from a little bit yesterday but I think my body forgot how to do it because now my shoulder is feeling like it is out of place so that leaves the ironing and knitting off the list until it calms down some more.  I have been using a hot pack to help so I am hoping that experience never comes to visit me again in the future.  Okay that is my whinge for the week but I just had to write it down for me.  You will now know why I have been visiting blogs and not commenting as I have only been on the computer a bit at a time the past 2 days so I do hope to catch up with you all very soon.

Sue

25 comments:

Kate said...

That is awful Sue, hope you are back to normal soon. xx

Kate said...

Oh Sue, you poor thing it sounds awful. I hope it is all behind you now and that you can look forward to a few days of cosying up on the couch getting used to knitting again.

2paw said...

Oh you poor thing. I am glad you are on the mend, it all sounds far too horrid.

dillpickle said...

Oh Sue! That sounds really awful! I'm glad you're on the mend, but I really hope you get properly back to normal before too long. Hopefully as you recover some strength your body will remember what it's temporarily forgotten - maybe it's just trying to remind you to take things slowly and not do too much hard work like ironing (unless you enjoy ironing, of course!). Get well soon xx.

Jussi said...

gosh you poor thing! sounds like you have really been through the wringer.
Hopefully your GP has given you all the tips to avoid getting another UTI (but if you need anymore advice just ask me!)

You aren't whinging - this thing is a complete misery - I hope you feel better soon x x

Michelle said...

Oh you poor thing Sue! Being in that much pain is awful. Hope you're on the mend and continue on the path to good health!

Jan said...

Sue, that sounds really terrible. My elderly mum ended up in hospital twice , delirious with a similar complaint. Take it easy and rest up and drink lots to flush germs out.

Yes, your comment on the Lush yarn wa pot on. I have twenty rows left to finish a shawl and it's been great knitting.

Take care.
Jan

Tanya said...

sounds dreadful, may it never come back! Cranberry juice is what they used to give all the oldies in the nursing home I used to work in, as a preventer against UTI's

Lynne said...

Get well soon! *hugs*

Cardygirl said...

Hope you are well soon!

sean the prawn said...

sorry to hear you have had such a bad time of it! Rest up & get yourself on the mend. Great to have you back in blogland.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Hope you feel better soon! Just take it easy!

Daisy said...

Oh no, that sounds horrible. Glad you're on the mend now.

Kylie said...

Hugs - I know what they are like - have not had one for a few years. Take it easy and keep Ural's in the cupboard. Hope that your shoulder improves and you can knit again soon.

Amybel said...

That sounds like a terrible ordeal! I'm glad to hear you are starting to feel better.

Michele said...

So very sorry to hear of your troubles. Please get better soon.

Oiyi said...

Sue, I am so sorry to hear that you are sick. I am glad that they found out what it was. Please rest and get well soon.

Sue said...

YOu must have had one hell of an infection! I am glad to hear you are on the mend.

drkknits said...

oh! very nasty! but so good you persisted and got a proper diagnosis, those things can go to your kidneys! its not whinging at all, im just glad to hear you are on the mend. take care of yourself xx

Ann said...

Hope you are feeling better now. Take care.

Jelly Wares said...

Oh Sue, you poor thing.... :(
I hope you're feeling better now...

Hugs - Jodie :)

Bells said...

i've heard those infections are so painful - poor you it sounds just dreadful! Be well soon!

Amanda said...

Sounds ghastly Sue and I wish you a speedy recovery.

PlumStitches said...

oh no! you poor thing - hope you're on the mend soon.

Miss Prudence said...

Urinary tract infections are shockers, when they get that back sometimes they get misdiagnosed as psychosis! can you beleive, yeah you probably can. ...My point is they are so powerful they can really change you normality.....

Please get better, I am missing you so!