Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pissing Daggers

I woke up at 4:45am this morning because I am grappling with a horrible Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). For those lucky enough to have never had one, let's just say it feels like pissing daggers. And I generally feel like I have to pee like RIGHT fucking NOW, but then only a few drops come out. But then when I ignore the "I have to urgently pee" sensation, I end up wetting myself.

I have a long history with these fuckers. I get UTIs whenever DH and I have sex - which BTW, is not as often as I'd like since giving birth to my second child 4 months ago (I meant the SEX is not as often, not the UTIs - we're both willing but the kids keep cockblocking us.)

I'm taking generic Bactrim for it, but it hasn't fully kicked in yet. In the meantime, I could take that over-the-counter AZO shizz, but don't want to stain my granny panties orange. I'm told I should take half a pill of Bactrim prophylactically, and pee (obviously) everytime after having sex. So I knew what to do, but the real reason I have this UTI right now is that I have been so used to not getting them for so long that I slacked. I haven't gotten one since before I got pregnant last January. For some unknown reason, the pregnancy hormones seemed to prevent me from developing one. Sounds like a fun urology research topic for someone out there.

Rest assured this is not a blog only about pee pee and poo poo. I'm no R. Kelly.

As I continue to piss daggers at this moment, I'm so grateful for health insurance, 24-hour pharmacies, and modern medicine. I shudder to think there are millions of women on the planet without access to any kind of treatment of their recurring UTIs and yeast infections. Many live right here in the USA.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love you solely because Clue and Murder By Death are included in your movie list. I like plenty of others of course, but those...

Sorry about your pissing daggers problem.

I was too in a large U.S. very fucking cool city, and myself decided to move to podunk Denmark, or as I referred to it for the first few years, Bumfuck Denmark.

I look forward to oggling your blogging.

Cheers,
Claudia

paola said...

Hi Hush, am I really the first?? Hope you last more than 6 months.

Paola

Anita Davis said...

i always end up with a yeast infection from taking antibiotics. lovely.
thanks for your comment on my blog today!

mom2boys said...

Have you ever tried cranberry extract pills? They seem to work for me. Without orange panty stains.

Glad you started a blog! :)

blue said...

I'm sorry about the UTI. Hope the meds start working soon. Wish I had more advice...

Psyched you started a blog. This is the first non-Moxie blog comment I've ever written. You're THAT cool.

Anyway, good luck with the peeing. Oh, and fuck. (since you invited us to swear, I had to).

Yours in Podunkvillenessenceity.

Blue

hush said...

My UTI is gone! But now I have a yeast infucktion due to the anitbiotics. Boo! (You were right @Anita!)

@Claudia - Hello there in Bumfuck Denmark! "Clue" and "MBD" have a special place in my heart. I love the odd mix of quirky, silly, & a bit creepy. So cool how the old mansions in both films also work as a character. I've always wanted to live in a grand old spooky house like that. Speaking of movies & Denmark, have you seen "Terribly Happy"?

@Paola - Thanks!! We'll see how long I can last. I like to start with achievable goals, and I hope I can realistically do this for 6 months. Anything beyond that will be gravy. ;)

@mom2boys - No, but I will try them next time. Though I hope never to have another UTI! But more importantly, how are you holding up? I was so sorry to hear you're separating.

@blue - I'm so honored!!!!!!

Jac said...

It's official Hush - you are my soul sister! "I'm no R Kelly". HAHAHAH. So happy you started a blog = can't wait to read more.

Claudia said...

Hey, I have never heard of Terribly Happy, and haven't looked it up yet, but the title cracks me up. Sounds very Danish. They are supposed to be the happiest people, which is a joke to me. They're repressed. So that kind of happy does sound terrible.

mom2boys said...

@hush - thanks for asking. I have good friends and a new haircut and a belief that things will work out the way they are supposed to. I'm hanging in there.

caramama said...

Yeah!!! You did start blogging! I can't wait to read more.

And sorry about the UTI and now yeast infection. Sucky suck suck.

Shelbitha said...

As a used to be frequent person getting UTI's, I read in the Fertility Awareness book that the pill will make getting UTI's after sex more common. (Interesting) That was the way it was with me too. I curiously don't have that problem too much anymore, although I think my hormones have changed since kids. ug.