I thought my urinary tract infection days were over after my visit to the urologist a couple weeks ago. They assured me that my frequent UTI probably was due to increased pressure within my bladder. They filled my bladder up to the brim with water and observed the reactions. Sure enough my bladder is more spastic than it used to be, so they put me on a stronger bladder relaxant which in turn would cut down on my infections.
I woke up this morning feeling very unmotivated. My seven o’clock wakeup time came and went, and my keester wasn’t in the chair until around eight o’clock. Before my 11:30 class would take place I had to take care of some gruesome spinal cord maintenance issues. Nothing serious, just the morning routine that most everyone else takes for granted. Sleepy eyed but relaxed I strolled into my classroom for some good old knowledge absorption.
I began to perk up a little bit as I got into the class discussion about Taoism when suddenly I felt an all too familiar feeling in my groin area. It starts off with a chill that spreads throughout my body. I tell myself its not going to happen, not again. I try and distract my mind, focusing on anything else but the sensations proceed. I feel my penis contract and a pressure in my lower abdomen coincides. The more I think about it, the worse it gets and eventually I give in.
I left the classroom early as my focus had completely disappeared. I was very angry at the time considering I’ve gotten a UTI every month for the past five months. Every time I get one it seems my life comes to a halt and I sit at home waiting for the sensations to get beyond my tolerance, calling a parent to come and drain my bladder for brief relief. I have a lot planned for this week including class, volunteering, working out, some tennis, swimming and the activity I’ve been waiting for since the beginning of the summer, waterskiing. I’ve missed out on waterskiing the past three weeks and have been desperately wanting to get out there but certain volunteers were not at my disposal.
After I got home and underwent the appropriate measures to relieve myself, I decided I was not going to let my life come to a halt this time. Ignoring the negative outcomes I changed into my bathing suit and headed off to meet my therapist at the pool. I just bought my own life preserver and want to get comfortable in the water before waterskiing. On the way to the pool I began to think that maybe it was a bad idea being that my bladder was already acting up again. But I kept on and once in the water I really enjoyed myself. I ignored the spasming sensations and became very comfortable in the water even though I still can’t flip over from my stomach.
My mood had completely changed for the better once I got home but a couple hours later I felt like complete crap. Hot and cold flashes overcame me and my bones began to ache. Wooziness and fatigue swarmed me. Somehow I managed to get a prescription filled at the last-minute and once again have drugs flowing through my veins, attacking the nemesis. I continue to believe that I will go on with my life as scheduled this week. Tomorrow it’s tennis in the morning, tutoring in the afternoon, possibly a round on the FES bike and possibly swimming. Wish me luck.
Coming soon… more on the events of my life.
I’m pretty sure I just saw the hurricanes when the Stanley Cup. If you didn’t see it, you should have. Congratulations to the Carolina Hurricanes!