Someday I might throw a picture or two up from our Christmas vacay, which was off the hizzay. But for now I will tell you a story.
If I had to choose between having my foot run over and a urinary tract infection, I would gladly prostrate my size nines under the tire of any vehicle. Unfortunately, I don't get to pick. And so it was that today I went in to the doctor's office.
U.T.I.'s are pretty obvious. And if you ever have one, you won't forget what it feels like to pee battery acid. The last time I had one of these lovely little episodes the doctor told me to buy AZO and keep it on hand to relieve the pain in case I got another one. Gladly, I took his advice. And gladly, I took some last night so that I could survive until I my appointment this morning. That stuff is a blessing. I slept like a baby.
So I went to the doctor this morning, peed in a cup, and waited patiently for the on-call doctor (not my regular guy). He came in and promptly announced that I didn't have a urinary tract infection. "What?", I said. "Are you sure?"
Apparently, this is not something you should say to a doctor.
"Hop on the table then," he sighed. After squishing my innards around for a little while and me saying, "Yup, that's tender," he sat back down and looked at the lab report. I could see he was frustrated, and so was I.
So I said, "I took some Azo last night to relieve the pain and chills and it worked, so that was another reason why I thought I had a UTI."
He looked at me like I was an idiot and said the following:
"The next time you have a UTI, wait until you can bring us a sample before taking any medicine for it. It screws up our tests."
With that he wrote me a prescription for antibiotics, again told me to never take medicine before giving a urine sample, told me he would retest, and bid me farewell.
It wasn't that he was rude, because really he wasn't. But I just have to wonder if he's ever had a UTI. Somehow...I don't think he has.
Wait to take pain medication he says. You try having razor blades in your ureters, buddy. You try it real good.