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just passing the time..

i've had a rough couple of days health wise....i'm hoping to bounce back fully for tomorrow night's events : a 3 person show at the source on lake (in pasadena), and a group show at the i-5 (downtown). sure hope i can muster enough energy to act halfway normal.

all i gotta say is.....red stuff should NEVER come out of your pee pee. EVER. i've only had 4 or 5 urinary tract infections in my life, but this one took first place prize for pain. after each 'session' i checked the toilet believing i surely passed some sort of object : kidney stone, baby, basketball...

i'm not a fan of antibiotics, but all i could think was, 'gee, i'm so relieved i'm not a cave woman who has to suffer and possibly croak because of a little bacterial infection.'

i knew i was clearly out of my head the other day when the doc offered me pain pills and i declined. WHAT WAS i THiNKiNG?!!!

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kazyavka
May. 11th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
poor peepantsgirl, drink more cranberry juice!
(I don't know enough english words, but you could ask a doctor, why does this juice will help you)
artworkslive
May. 11th, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHA...you just made me pee my pants AGAiN..

O U C H.

i am taking cranberry pills, which supposedly have the same effect as the juice (makes your pee pee more acidic), without all the sugar. thanks for your concern.. ;D

and your english is WAY better than my russian....i don't speak a word! i actually signed up for what i thought was an intro to russian in college. walked in the class and everybody was ALREADY SPEAKiNG RUSSiAN. needless to say, i excused myself and never returned...
kazyavka
May. 13th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
I hope that will do a trick with your pain -
cranberry pants!

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//and what on earth made you decide to go learning russian? X)
burtonsmith
May. 11th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
Hey, that icon goes perfectly with the subject matter.
I've only had a urinary tract infection once, but I didn't like it. We called the insurance company, and they said to go to the emergency room, since it was Sunday. I had to wait hours, and during this time, I developed a fever. They decided to give me antibiotics via an IV drip. They couldn't find a vein, and it took 3 tries. Those IV needles are HUGE!
artworkslive
May. 12th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
OMG BURTON!!!!!!

that sounds like hell on earth, with an extra dollop of hell on top!!!!!! you POOR thing...were you bleeding? and how long did it take till you started feeling better? my current AB's are only barely making me feel better, which kinda scares me after 3 days..

thank goddess my situation happened mid week, as i don't have a primary care doc just yet and my gyno couldn't prescribe over the phone or schedule me in....


burtonsmith
May. 12th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
I woke up that Sunday morning with pink pee and burning, I had never had a urinary tract infection before, so I didn't know what it was, but I knew it wasn't good. The antibiotics must have been strong, because things were much better within 24 hours.
If you don't see improvement soon, I'd call whoever you saw and let them know. I was amazed how quickly mine went downhill. I got a bit worried when I started getting a fever.
I hope you feel better soon!
rickysaccount
May. 12th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...
I just had an idea for a new drink: Pink Burning Pee!

Double shot of Pink Burning Pee with frou-frou drink umbrella anyone? :o)

Hope you feel better soon, Dr. B! :)
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ainetl
May. 11th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
hope you're feeling better soon - it time for the art events!
artworkslive
May. 12th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)
hey, thanks...
i may just park it in the restroom and let people come in and chit chat as they please!!!

(knock knock)
gallery visitor: 'baby, can we come in and talk to you about your art?'
baby: 'sure, come on in......here, have a seat..........oh, wait, it's taken.'
myerscho
May. 12th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon!
artworkslive
May. 12th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
ooooooh, sweetie....thanks!
coffeebean
May. 14th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
Yoweees!!

Is it gone by now?

I haven't even had a UTI but most girls my age have by now so I'm just wondering if I'll find out what all that is like sometime soon? I'll probably be a wimp about it.

If you refuse the pills, at least drink a lot of wine!?
artworkslive
May. 14th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
i'm doing muuuuuuuuch better now, thanks. the antibiotics are dragging me down, but that's normal.

i was doing a little research on UTI's and it turns out 43% of women have at least one UTI in their life, so you might just be in the lucky half hol....let's HOPE.

just remember...if you EVER feel a burning sensation while peeing or an urgency to pee more than normal, go see your doctor, QUiCK. if it gets to the point of passing blood, the infection's spread up to your kidneys..which is BAD, BAD, BAD + 2. prevention is key, though. lots of water, cranberry pills, good hygiene, etc.

and the wine sounds great too, especially if it's cranberry flavored!!! ;D

coffeebean
May. 14th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, how scary!! Yeah my friend just had this problem and she told me that the doctor told her not to ever hold it if she has to pee because the bacteria grows so rapidly and that is probably what happened in her case (she isn't having sex right now or anything). That sounded so creepy because I always have to hold it because I'm always busy and running around!
artworkslive
May. 14th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
2 words...

depends undergarments!
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