but the comedy of errors played themselves out again - uti - fixed? hmmm not quite fixed...back for more antibiotics, busy GP forgets the repeat, I get sick of the script not being ready every time I turn up at the practice, I wait a few more days, get the repeat...too late...take it anyway, feel ok carry on, get a fever...think hmmmm must be getting the flu, I'll wait till Monday see my GP...sunday night end up in A&E wracked with pain and fever...play the A&E guessing game, discuss my history, ignore their disdain when I tell them most of my investigations have been carried out by a private specialist (to take pressure off the public system !!) confirm to them that I do actually know what I am talking about when it applies to MY kidneys and finally get a little respect.
I was constantly confused with another pyelonephritis patient on the ward, picked up for a chest x-ray..."a what?" "why?" when told I was going for a CT, picked up for a CT when told I was going for an ultrasound. I learnt damn quickly to speak out loud even though I was weaker than water - "what is that?" and always "why? why?why?" my veins collapsed everywhere from the prehistoric Gentamyacin, 8 hrly Augmentin (apparently my bug was some form of Enterococcus - not a usual UTI bug) injections ("please slow down") and 4 hrly bloods (bless the darling phlebotomist who stuck bandaids with red crosses over my one good vein - so it wouldn't get mangled) The nursing staff were caring but completely overrun.
Anyway, I'm home now - with my lovely family, being nursed and served nourishing food. I had a new little treat in the wings just before I was admitted, it is being test knitted at present but here is a photo: