Sunday, 25 July 2021

Bloody Hell!



 Mave was right in his comment of yesterday
“ Rough” was exactly how I looked.
I looked rough because I was ill. 
Two long days on shifts on the hottest days of the year prior to almost two days walking around London had left me dehydrated. 
In the bustle of work and pleasure I had forgotten to drink and by Borough Market , I felt my lifelong nemesis, a rip roaring urine infection, set in. 
By the time I got back to my hotel to change for Nu’s get together I was passing blood and was shaky.
I am susceptible  to urine infections , for reasons I don’t need to go into here and I was angry at myself for the fuck up but I knew all I could do was to hole up in my hotel room and drink gallons of water .
So that’s what I’ve done, with around three hours sleep. 
An irritating end to a lovely couple of days and I’m feeling sorry for myself 
It always seems that I’ve pulled myself up by my bra straps only to come  crashing down in some sort of physical or mental jacuzzi ….
I missed Nu’s party and today I will miss a mutually flirty soho lunch and cinema at the Curzon  with my friend Alex which was a let down but the only thing I need now is to rehydrate, and take some prophylactic antibiotics I have at home 
….And rest
Hey fucking ho

67 comments:

  1. Bad luck John. You'll be needing those antibiotics badly by now. Get home quick and if I had a magic wand I'd get you home right now, quick. X

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    1. I feel better than I did last night …but yes , I bounce back after just one antioxidant tablet…I could kick myself

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    2. I've had it myself. Once you get to the passing blood stage it is painful.

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  2. Oh, John! Poor you. At least you know what it is and how to treat it, but it's a shame it spoilt your plans. Take it easy for a day or two and pamper yourself. Hope you soon feel better. Hugs! xx

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    1. Just one of those things, two busy long days at work didn’t help

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    2. You'll know in future, carry a bottle of water with you and pack some antibiotics. Were you ever a boy scout? Be Prepared! xx

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  3. The hot weather will have caught so many of us out with dehydration. More so if we are out of our usual routine. Urine infections are awful! So sorry you are ill and missed out on good plans. Hope you can get home soon and recover.

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  4. I suffered with bladder infections for years...no fun/very painful. Get better soon!

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  5. So sorry to hear this, John. Hope you get can get your meds soon and, as you say, push fluids. Take care.

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  6. Mavis is always right x

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    1. And you saw my urine sample

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    2. Mavis I do believe you are John's firm real life living Guardian Angel in disguise x

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    3. I'll never erase that urine sample from my mind.

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  7. Do take care of yourself! There are docs in the City if you need them.

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    1. I did look at that for 45 £ you can get a video consultation and a prescription

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  8. Oh man! I'm so sorry you ended up ill. Dehydration is a big deal, I am always preaching DRINK WATER! I add powdered electrolytes and salt to ours now, especially in this heat. (123 was the "feels like" temp here yesterday, WTF!)
    Be well John!

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  9. Bloody 'ell John-keep it up the liquids-you don't want to shrivel up-anywhere-and moisturise too x

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    1. Pis-just remembered I heard once that pineapple may help the situation but not advisable if taking heart medication x

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  10. What a shame John! In the past I have had a couple of urine infections myself and they brought me down low - as if my entire body was somehow infected. A swift course of antibiotics soon had me right again.

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  11. Aaaargh...peeing glass is no joke.
    Glad you are on the mend.
    Too easy to forget to drink though, especially with a change in routine. X

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  12. Oh, bloody hell! I find waterfall D mannose powder dissolved in water helps flush out the infection. Studies have shown similar effectiveness to antibiotics in preventing repeat infections. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32497610/

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  13. I ALWAYS travel with the antibiotics for ursine infections!

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  14. You're not safe to be let out on your own. Hope it passes(!!!) soon.

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  15. Get well soon, John. I've only had one URI but that was more than enough. No fun at all.

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  16. Oh drat (I could say worse)- what a state to get into. I think we have all been falling short of drinking enough this past week but for you it struck home. Hope you are on the mend soon. Tell Nu she needs to have another party for you.

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  17. I got a bad case cycling the wine regions of the Loire. I blamed it on the saddle, never having ridden a bike for nigh on 300 years. Oh the injustice, and the fact the Leonardo Da Vinci homestead was just a blur of pain and piss. I feel for you John.

    LXX

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  18. so sorry to hear this. they do stop you in your tracks.

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  19. Barbara Anne2:50 pm

    What a huge disappointment and misery made worse by it being avoidable. Hope your fluids and electrolytes are back in balance so you feel lots better.
    Surely you'll be back in London before too long and charming Nu will have another party.

    Big 'there, there' hugs

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  20. Oh, that is too bad, John. So sorry your trip was interrupted. Hope you feel better soon! xx

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  21. You have my sympathies - nasty, vile things U.t.i's! Curl up with a pillow, take care. -Jenn

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  22. Oh what an awful shame and an awful pain. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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  23. So sorry John! Rest and recover and feel better soon. And get yourself a good water bottle to carry!

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  24. That sucks. Feel better soon.

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  25. So unfortunate -- get well soon, John!

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  26. Hell's bells! Your wonderful holiday disrupted. UTI's are the worst. Take care.

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  27. Oh no! The worst possible timing for that to happen! Then again, it's raining cats and dogs here this afternoon so I'm not sure how much urban exploring you'd be doing anyway. Take care of yourself!

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  28. Such awful news, when plans mess up and your feeling so bad. Hope you feel better !
    I have also messed up some small things that has sent me to bed for much to long. Not fun.
    I was able to have a dinner out with Daughter her family and Son. First dinner out in years. It was great.
    Hugs to you.

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  29. Ouch! Bad luck. Be better soon. xx

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  30. Ooh. Health care providers are the worst at providing for themselves. Feel better quickly. Focus on the wonderful time you had hanging on to your bra straps BEFORE you landed in the jacuzzi.

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  31. So sorry an infection interfered with good times.

    Love,
    Janie

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  32. Oh John l could cry for you such a shame hope you are feeling loads better. Take care love and hugs to you xxx 🤗❤️

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  33. Oh, NOOO!!! I do hope you have sorted it out and the antibiotics work their magic.

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  34. Been there, done that. I'm sorry for the missed fun. I know how much you were looking forward to the fun.

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    1. Yes, I was looking forward to last night very much .
      At least I’ve started my antibiotics , I’m no longer peeing blood and I’m off to bed xx

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  35. Not the best way to end your get a way John, shite happens when you least expect it, hopefully you will be able to go back soon.

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  36. I'm sorry John! I know those are miserable infections. I hope you enjoyed the first part of your trip at least. It is so easy to dehydrate in hot weather and I'm sure you were happily distracted by your trip. Feel better fast!

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  37. I hope you are home safely now! Pls let us know how you are.

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    1. I’ve had two doses of antibiotic
      Pushed fluids
      Now off to bed with painkillers and bulldog

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  38. Take care of yourself Mr. Man! And you are a nurse too!! As my grandmother would say: 'TSK TSK TSK'!

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  39. I hope you rescheduled your flirty dinner!

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  40. Order some D Mannose. It is fantastic as a natural remedy to UTI’s. I use it as a prophylactic. Excellent results and natural.

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  41. Hello John...here's the advice of an "old" nurse who worked night 12hr. shifts for 20+ years. I was also very prone to bladder infections...never had time, or thought, to drink enough water during shifts. Once home, I drank quite a bit of cranberry juice to help but honestly, the best help came from my primary doc. He proscribed a daily dose of Macrodantin--- (don't know if they even make that anymore) But that was my life saver! I took 1 Macrodantin a day for about 5 years while I worked. When I retired in 2008, I never had any further trouble with infections, altho I still do drink a small glass of cranberry juice daily. You might want to consider this type of prophylactic treatment. One last note: during the active infection I took an OTC med called pyridium...now days it has various names but it's OTC and wow, it really relieves the pain when you pee. Take care and feel better soon.

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    1. Long term antibiotic will be my next step x

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  42. Sounds awful but your descriptive recollection is wonderful!

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  43. Oh! That's nasty! Hope you are feeling better today. :)

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  44. Poor you! Hope you're better soon. x

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