What Now?

by Brandee · 3 comments

I awoke this morning urinating blood. I had a UTI a week and half ago and was given Cipro 2x a day for three days. (Have not had one of those since I was a teen) I am thinking that maybe because I am on the 6MP to suppress my immune system, which wards off the Crohn’s, that maybe I need to be on Antibiotics longer than the average bear? I am not really alarmed, nor was I when I discovered the blood; but now that it has gone on all morning, I thought I better call the doc. I called Dr. East Coast and made an appointment for 2:00pm today.

As odd as it may seem, after you’ve been through what I have and you make a discovery that might frighten most people, you just kinda say to yourself, “Hmmm, interesting. What’s for breakfast?”

I’ll update after my appointment.


  1. I have a temperature of 102.4 (Oh, great. Let’s have a ‘hoorah’ for that one.)
  2. My Blood pressure was 137/90 (Rather high for me)
  3. I have a higher concentration of blood than urine in the sample they asked for. (That does not sound good.)
  4. I have white cells present, so there is an infection somewhere. (I am going to go hide now.)
  5. I am in Ketosis. (I bet I am since I have not been eating.)
  6. A culture was taken. (Dr. EC almost got kicked in the head for that one. Man, that hurt!)
  7. I did not feel pain until Dr. East Coast began pressing on my anatomy and now I am hurting pretty badly. (Thanks, Doc.)
  8. I had to visit the vampire and they extracted 3 tubes of blood. (If I get wind of anyone even contemplating sending me for another blood infusion- it will be at their own peril.)

Blood and further urine tests will be in sometime Tuesday. Dr. EC wants to pinpoint the exact bacterium that is causing my symptoms. In the meantime, I have another script for Cipro. I am going to take a couple of Aleve and lay down for a bit to see if I can shake some of this pain.

The moral of this story is that aside from seeing the blood in my urine this morning, I felt absolutley fine. Now, after having my kidneys, bladder and guts squished; and swabs put in places they are not supposed to be- I feel craptastic and hurt like hail. To Dr. EC: Thank you for taking my money and making me feel a great deal worse than I did when I came to see you.

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avatar whitewolfspirits March 26, 2009 at 7:27 PM

You get what you pay for and I am sure he charged you a fortune. LOL

avatar Brandee March 27, 2009 at 10:40 AM

I am sure you are correct! As with most of my posts; it is written in jest so that it does not appear gloomy or reflect the dreaded “oh, poor me” syndrome. I got it, I deal with it, I move on.

(I would like a refund for the pain and suffering, though :))

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