because I had a UTI yesterday. (TMI? Sorry!).
Is there really anything worse?
I don’t think much can compete with the burning, stinging, aching that accompanies you relieving yourself.
My med student friend instructed me to haul my ass to the doctor.
I was already well inclined to, having googled my way around the basics, and I even planned to catch the early bus in order to make an appointment before my 10am tute.
I drank lots of water – it helped! Made all the world of difference, and actually mitigated that full-bladder feeling. Weird, I know.
By the next day I felt a bit better but went into Health, Counselling and Wellbeing services. Doctors were booked up until MONDAY, so I asked to see a nurse.
She didn’t seem too worried. I explained my symptoms seemed to be lessened today and she asked “So, what do you want to do?”
Uh…you’re the pro….
She gave me some nasty ass antibiotics which I took then and there, told me to go buy some Ural from the chemist, and to come back if it didn’t clear up.
I felt like a bit of a drama queen when she asked “so you were bleeding?” and I explained yes, but just a little bit, just a trace last night. I almost apologised for being such a wuss, but frankly, would you not find it disconcerting to see blood in the toilet, whatever the amount?
By the end of the day it definitely felt like it was clearing. I didn’t buy any Ural. I don’t know what brought this on, but I sure as hell hope it doesn’t return.