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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1665 on: December 16, 2019, 07:54:54 PM »
Get well soon Daffy.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1666 on: December 16, 2019, 08:12:00 PM »
Many thanks guys for your good wishes.  :thumbsup:

It’s all a bit worrying, and although it may not be a prostate issue, as my parents and and a brother all had cancer in their lives, although the latter is now hale and hearty, it’s a great worry. So yes David, I shall be badgering and bothering the medics with my usual polite forcefulness until things are diagnosed and treated properly.  A PSA test is top of my agenda now.  :thumbsup: As it stands I am due to have the catheter removed for tests soon, and it’s likely they’ll prescribe a prostate-shrinking drug anyway as a safeguard.

Two additional comments: did you know that Restless Leg Syndrome and Catheterisation are very poor bed fellows?   :'(

And are bladder problems at Christmas time inversely proportional to bank accounts, as my bank account is decidedly empty at the moment?  :hmmm:  :D
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1667 on: December 16, 2019, 08:36:13 PM »
all had cancer in their lives, although the latter is now hale and hearty, it’s a great worry.

I must admit, I was a bit worried when the Doc's first mentioned cancer as it runs in our family. Grandmother, father, two aunts, a cousin and my little sister all succumbed to it. Plus my other sister has had it, but fortunately is now clear. I think that is why now I just get on with life, if sh*t happens, it happens. I sincerely hope that in your case it is just an infection - I had one earlier in the year, extremely painful - two lots of antibiotics and a fortnight later, cleared up.  And please do not worry Mike, all that does is give you ulcers!  ;)

Empty bank account - full bladder.   :hmmm:

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« Reply #1668 on: December 16, 2019, 08:39:45 PM »
Best wishes, Mike.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1669 on: December 16, 2019, 09:19:41 PM »
I hope the medics get you sorted soonest, Mike.
What you are going through sounds pretty awful and sleep deprivation helps no one.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1670 on: December 16, 2019, 09:38:05 PM »
I hope the medics get you sorted soonest, Mike.
What you are going through sounds pretty awful and sleep deprivation helps no one.

Thanks Mick, and yes, I do get S.A.D. most years, so I expect my ability to deal with this is somewhat compromised at the moment.
As for poor sleep, the odd thing about the last few nights is the effect of the antibiotic ( Trimethoprim) which, when I do get to sleep for short periods, gives me the weirdest, almost hallucinogenic dreams.

David - I thank you for your comments, and will PM you tomorrow.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1671 on: December 18, 2019, 04:42:47 PM »
I know how you are suffering, Mike. As a diabetic, I was suffering with a UTI about every 3 months. Eventually I got referred to a urologist who did all sorts of tests, including taking a look inside my bladder (not a pleasant experience). He recommended a prophylactic dose of antibiotics, which I have taken on a night for the last 5 years. Now I find out the antibiotics can cause some lung condition or other, so I have to discontinue them after Xmas. Hopefully my diabetes is better controlled now and the infections won’t reoccur. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1672 on: December 18, 2019, 07:19:21 PM »
My fingers are crossed for you Malc.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1673 on: December 19, 2019, 11:17:21 AM »
Thanks Malc. I wouldn’t wish a single UTI on anybody, let alone one every three months!

I loved the comments made at the hospital when I had mine fitted: “You might experience some discomfort”, and “You’ll soon find things settle down”. All lies in my case, but I saw my GP yesterday and he reckons all is progressing as it should. I now have appointments in two weeks time for a blood test and another consultation with the Doc. My prostate is still not ruled out as problematic but I won’t let that thought bother me too much over Christmas and New Year.

Sorry to hear your drug regime has to be stopped Malc. Will an alternative be offered, or will you be on what a previous GP of mine called “a watchful wait”?

So many drugs have possible side effects, most listed in the small print in the packs, but it’s impossible to know which ones, if any, will effect you in either the short or long term. I have a history of adverse and atypical reactions to most drugs I’ve had administered over the years, and finding the one that works and keeps me stable is often a long drawn out affair.
Here’s wishing you continued freedom from the long plastic tube!
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1674 on: December 19, 2019, 09:48:33 PM »
When they say a “slight discomfort” they really mean “excruciating pain “.
The GP hopes, as do I, that because my control of the diabetes is much better, there will be less sugar in my urine, so less of a growing medium for bugs. I must remember to drink at least 2 litres of water a day, which is difficult. Give me 2 litres of beer, I can finish that in an hour or so, but water...
If I do keep getting bouts of infection, they will try me on the only other antibiotic left. There is a super antibiotic, but they can’t prescribe that long term in case the bugs get resistant.
So I am waiting until the New Year before I risk stopping the drug.
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

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« Reply #1675 on: December 20, 2019, 01:16:47 AM »
When they say a “slight discomfort” they really mean “excruciating pain “.
The GP hopes, as do I, that because my control of the diabetes is much better, there will be less sugar in my urine, so less of a growing medium for bugs. I must remember to drink at least 2 litres of water a day, which is difficult. Give me 2 litres of beer, I can finish that in an hour or so, but water...
If I do keep getting bouts of infection, they will try me on the only other antibiotic left. There is a super antibiotic, but they can’t prescribe that long term in case the bugs get resistant.
So I am waiting until the New Year before I risk stopping the drug.

If you drink 2 litres of 4% beer then surely you have drunk 96% water haven't you? I'd do that  :thumbsup:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1676 on: December 20, 2019, 02:09:10 AM »
Hopefully my diabetes is better controlled now and the infections won’t reoccur.
My daughter is on a keto diet and has had very good success on sugar control resulting in reducing medication from several to one type.  However she is not very fat tolerant so has to reduce the fat content of the diet.  She recommended a read of Diabetes Solution by Richard K. Bernstein.
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1677 on: December 20, 2019, 02:46:09 AM »
After a crappy year on antibiotics and hobbling around on crutches, you all have my sympathies. Take it easy over Christmas, but most of all, enjoy yourselves anyway!  :beers:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1678 on: December 21, 2019, 10:54:01 AM »
Maybe this should be in the Happy thread, but yesterday morning I spent four and a half hours on the Urology Department in Boston Hospital doing crosswords, drinking water, and generally getting bored after the lovely nurse Emma yanked my catheter out and we waited patiently for the sound of Niagara to echo through the disinfected hallways.

Well, Niagara it wasn’t, but the tinkling stream is now flowing once more and the drought is over! :thumbsup:

I have to retrain the offending muscles to regain full retention but all in all it looks like the drugs and catheter did their (painful) job.

Fingers crossed for a grand New Year, which I also wish for all.

Happy Christmas! :beers:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1679 on: December 21, 2019, 12:08:37 PM »
Who dislikes christmas shopping ? Just been to local model shop.  Closed. Then supermarkets ..same oldmusic, queue jumping woman, trolley loads 2 to a person,no politeness, then some arrogant woman, on a phone swearing her head off about her ex
 Not good.glad im sitting waiting for the bus.


 

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