Sunday, July 22, 2007

On the Road to Recovery

What an eventful week. I'd started having a fever Thurs, then Fri. It seemed higher than normal for me. I had pain in my kidney. (My husband always laughs at this. He thinks it's funny that I know what ORGAN is hurting. I guess it's like saying, oohh, my pancreas). For real though, it's always that right kidney. I don't know if I put pressure on it or what, but I'm going to have to change my lifestyle a bit. I've decided, I will drink 5 oz of water an hour. I hate water. No, I loathe water. I'll come back to that...

So, the diagnosis was that I have a kidney infection. It freaked me out; it still freaks me out. The Dr. was very serious that I don't want another one of these. I'm on these huge antibiotics that make my throat sore. And, I can't be out in the SUN :( What timing...July. Hubby's b-day is coming up this week. I want to make it good. He's very special. He's quite a guy to deal with my sickliness...again. During church today, I just wept and wept during worship. It's just what I needed. I just have to quiet myself to hear Him, too.

So about the water, I have to drink "plenty of water" with this med. Isn't that specific? I could go the whole day and not drink a thing, and now I have to drink loads of this stuff. Help me Lord, I'm going to have to do it. It's a lifestyle change for sure. I've pretty much stopped eating meat. There's too many weird stuff with meat, and the fact that it stays in the body for so long, that it's easier to avoid it. So that's another change. I also may start taking milk thistle and dandelion (detoxin), but I'm up for suggestions. I just have to make sure I am getting rid of toxins.

On a 2nd? 3rd? note, I don't know what we're doing for school this fall, so I better get my butt in gear now that my butt is not 102.7 degrees.

8 comments:

Mama B said...

Oy Ang that sounds painful. Hope today finds you feeling better. We've seen those "out of the sun" antibiotics before. They really mean it too! We had a red face with just a little bit of sun last time one of us was on them here in our house.

As for plans I'm finding this year I'm doing more actual planning than last but its still very much in my head. I've got to get it down on paper and soon as August is sneaking up quick.

Filing I think is a little "scary" at least I think I'll be feeling its a little scary. I'm saying a small thanks for that Fall birthday for my number one and that extra "year" before he's 6 by September!

Heather K. said...

I'm glad to hear you are on the road to recovery.

We start our school year August 1st. I have my paper work filled out and typed up, but still need to make copies and send it in. At this point, I may end up delivering it myself instead of using the USPS.

Tell Chad happy birthday from me and the kids.

Randi said...

I hope you are feeling better very soon!

Adding more water each day--even when you are not sick--is a great way to detox. Our bodies are made up of mostly water and drinking enables our body to keep itself clean and healthy. Have you tried drinking it through a straw? I am not a big fan of guzzling water either, but a straw makes it go quicker!

Anonymous said...

ANGELA!!! If I was not down with an allergic reaction to a wasp sting, I would come over and beat you, lol. One cranberry capsule, every day. And water. You can't get past it. Or try a good decaf iced tea, if you need something with flavor. I haven't had a UTI for three years. I just had to break down and DO IT! I used to get them as frequently as you do.

Mama Podkayne said...
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Laura said...

hope your feeling better. my husband hates water, too. his doctor told him to drink sugar free kool aide to get in enough water. it's basically just flavored water and those little kool aide packets are fairly inexpensive (a lot cheaper than buying bottles of flavored water and your children will like them, too!).

Mama Podkayne said...

Angie, I tried to send you a private message on IHE about next week. Everyone else is going to the stable tours, wanna get together?

I tried to send you my private email in IHE. Let me know if you didn't get it.

Heather K. said...

Okay dear, you can't post about being ill and then....nothing. People will worry about you. I did and I was seeing you every other day. Please let the rest of the world know how you are. I'm sick now and will have to post later to let everyone know when I'm better. I long for that day. Until then. Toodles.