At the beginning of the week, I got my first uti. I’m one of the lucky few women who has never had one til now. I did the right thing. I upped my fluids and called my Dr. They got me in the next day. Prescribed me an antibiotic and sent me on my way. It was only for 3 days, so by Friday morning, I had taken all of them. My symptoms didn’t really subside and new ones popped up. I knew my uti had turned into a kidney infection.
Thankfully, my Dr was able to squeeze me that day. Come to find out, the antibiotic they put me on wouldn’t have worked anyways. So no surprise I got new symptoms. But I did everything right. I called my Dr. I drank more water. I took my antibiotic exactly how I should. And yet I still got a kidney infection. I had to call off work. My back pain was awful. I was feeling light-headed and nauseous. My temp was going up. I had to call off work. So I am now out my sign up bonus for the overtime I signed up for. And I’ve lost 8 hours of overtime.
I did everything right. And I still lost. I know that’s just a part of life. Shit goes wrong no matter how hard you try to prevent it from happening. But that doesn’t mean I’m not pissed and frustrated. I’ve had kidney problems. I’ve had them since a surgery went wrong 4.5 years ago. It doesn’t get any easier. Each time I get a kidney infection I get frustrated over my situation. A situation that makes me lose out on hours and work and time with my family. I do my best to prevent them, but this is real life. Life doesn’t always go the way you want it to. So I have to find a way to suck it up and deal with it in a healthy way. I’m still looking for that healthy way. But I’m getting closer.