Good Monday morning everyone!
Guess how my day has started?? Urinary Tract Infection!!!! You may remember that I had one while sick with the flu, but I had almost no symptoms and didn't take my prescribed antibiotic like I was supposed to.
Well, look at where it's got me. A very painful infection...there are several reasons why, one of which I probably didn't get rid of the bacteria the last time, I have been consuming a lot of caffeine lately, and er, dh and I have been, um, reliving our honeymoon??? Is that subtle enough?? Is it ok to talk about s*x on a homemaking blog? LOL...I've thought about it a few times, but thought better of it.
Anyways, I woke up last night with some burning and cramping, but was able to go back to sleep. When I got up I was fine until the second time I had to pee, then it really hit me. For some reason, when I get one of these, I get a lot of gas pain and bladder pain. I can't take the burning and that too. So, this is what I'm doing:
I drank 4-5 oz colloidal silver with unsweetened cranberry juice mixed in
I took something called D-Mannose, a natural supplement that helps flush out the bacteria
I took two Gas-X pills
Then my husband read about putting baking soda in water, which helps ease the burning, so I am drinking 2 pints of that every hour- salty!
Then I took two Tylenol
The next step is to go to the bathroom, continue with the soda water and D-Mannose, every hour; avoid caffeine, possible take a hot shower directed over the bladder area.
So why am I getting these so often? (3 in 6 months) Well, when I was little I got them a lot. I guess for me, I don't go to the bathroom very often. When pregnant I hate getting up to go, so I stretched my bladder out I guess. Also, the last week I've drank 3 cokes, coffee, and lots of tea. These don't help at all, plus I wasn't drink much water. I'm just not a drinker! And yesterday I was so thirsty and drank at least 4 large glasses of iced tea.
Also, I forget you are supposed to wipe front to back...oops. Then I read that if you fill a squirt bottle with warm water before you go, #2, then wash yourself well, it really prevents any bacteria from traveling to the urethra. May start doing that.
Anyways, I just thought that was interesting. I do have another antibiotic that was prescribed for the last UTI that I could use if I want, but I really want to avoid it. So, I am feeling better now. I need to go to the bathroom, then make a new glass of soda water and take those pills. The most important thing- DON'T STOP the TREATMENT TOO SOON!!!
But, other than that I'm in good spirits :) I have the usual going on- loads of laundry to do, beds to make, rooms to tidy (the kitchen is clean, er, the dishes are done), odds and ends to put away etc. Plus some sewing to do, which I am excited about. But it's always gonna be there for me to do, though overwhelming sometimes.
I thought I'd mention a funny pregnancy quirk I'm going through. I've suddenly gotten a great urge to color. With crayons. I get all excited about it and the kids tell me what they want me to draw and I get to work. I'm thinking of getting my own set now, LOL!!! Silly me...and now I've rediscovered playdough. I am planning to get the girls their own box with art stuff in it, and am going to include a jar of playdough. We played with it at my mom's yesterday and everyone got into it (my parents, my grandmother, dh and me) for a couple of hours. I guess I'm reliving my childhood :)
Alright, nature calls. Go color with your children, it's fun!!