Remember how I ran that 10k with a UTI two weeks ago? Well, it's not gone yet. I've now had this UTI for two weeks.
Two Tuesdays back, I woke up with really bad UTI symptoms; but, as I already had a doctor appointment set up for Friday, I decided to self-medicate and drink tons of water. By Thursday, I felt pretty good (as far as all that goes, anyway). I saw my doctor, got a course of antibiotics, the usual.
I took my antibiotics through the weekend, and when the course was up, I felt better...but not perfect. I ignored my instincts and assumed I was UTI-free...but this morning I woke up with the symptoms raging.
I made it through the workday and went to the urgent care to get my usual round of antibiotics, only to learn that the doctor was concerned by the amount of protein and blood in my urinalysis. Because of that, and the pain I'd had in my back earlier today, she's worried the infection could be getting up into my kidneys. Plus, she thinks I may have developed a resistance to my usual antibiotics, Bactrim.
The solution? A 20 pill (10 day) dose of Cipro, a different antibiotic with much scarier side-effects.
|"No vigorous exercise" basically means no running or anything that could stress my tendons.|
And just when I had my workout schedule for my "off" season all worked out. Well, you know what they say about plans...
Someone cheer me up. Right now I want to drown my sorrows in ice cream and gallons of cranberry juice.