• 2013,  anaemia,  antibiotics,  doctors,  meds,  Uncategorized,  UTI

    Random Bullet Points of Health Related Life

    ♥ I still don’t have my new wheelchair cushion. I had my fitting appt at wheelchair services but that was the worlds biggest waste of time because they didn’t have it. The story is a bit more complicated then that and totally ridiculous as well as very badly handled. I made a complaint to PALS about that. It made me feel better if nothing else. ♥ I was diagnosed with anaemia about ten days ago. It was borderline but based on symptoms I’m being treated with ferrous fumarate (prescription strength iron supplements) three times a day for 8 weeks. I keep wanting to call it ferocious fumarate. Sophie said when…

  • antibiotics,  baclofen,  depression,  fluoxetine,  meds,  Sertraline,  spasticity,  Uncategorized,  UTI

    >Changing my meds

    >Mostly for my own records because otherwise I won’t remember when this happened and it might be useful at some point in the future. Went to the Dr today.  I was very nervous about going to talk depression for some reason and threw up before I left. Not that unusual when I’m anxious but not nice. At all.  It wasn’t my usual GP but a different one (who I asked to see as my GP was unavailable and I’d seen him recently and knew he was easy to talk to and also good).  The different in perspective and opinion on my meds was interesting Baclofen increased to 40mg a day…

  • antibiotics,  doctors,  meds,  naidex,  Uncategorized,  UTI

    >You know you’ve got a bad UTI when…

    >I’m slowly getting over this UTI.  I am however on my second type of antibiotics for it. I was put on Nitrofurantoin on Friday. 100mg x 4 daily for five days.  Normally people are given 50mg x 4 for three days but I warranted a double dose and extra days due to my history.  You know it’s a bad UTI when the doctor takes one look at the sample and goes “yeah you’ve got a UTI my love” before he’s even stuck a test strip in it. Also, how fast did that strip change colours?! By Monday lunch time I still felt absolutely shit and that was after 3 days…

  • antibiotics,  naidex,  sick crip,  Uncategorized,  UTI

    >Not really an update

    >Naidex was fun.  If you’ve been following my twitter stream for the past few days you’ll hopefully know that.  But you’ll also know there was lots of access related fail which made for stressfulness and made things difficult.  And if you’ve seen my twitter stream today you’ll know that I woke up this morning to the realisation that I must have seriously misjudged my fluids yesterday and not drank/been to the loo often enough because I felt crap and possibly had a UTI.  I’ve been to the Dr who has confirmed my diagnosis and given me antibiotics.   Fully updating on who I met, what we did, what was fun,…

  • antibiotics,  meds,  sailing,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  UTI,  weight loss,  wheelchair

    >The Return of those Three Little Letters I Love To Hate…. U-T-I

    >Alternate title: they said I had a UTI and how I wish that were true. I’ve been a pretty poorly cripple.  This is copied from an e-mail I sent to a friend yesterday. Basically went to bed Thurs with bad back pain but didn’t think too much of it as I get that. Woke up middle of the night with my sides and tummy and back all really badly sore and feeling sick. Couldn’t lie down coz of pain. Went to docs who said gall bladder attack mostly but also UTI gave me antibiotics and anti-sickness stuff but spent the rest of the day throwing up despite them and my…