Date: July 10, 2019 12:11PM
Last Jne 8th, I was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection in my already-compromised, poorly-functioning kidneys. Doc knew me, and called in medicine, which seemed to work just fine.
Last night, after work hours (of course) I felt the symptoms again: burning, frequency, mild nausea. The doc they put me in touch with last night was not one I knew. He insisted that I go to the E/R. I have to admit, although I felt absolutely terrible and didn't want to do it, he had some valid reasons for wanting me evaluated.
I've run into many ER docs who have never heard of Alport's Syndrome (it's considered a "rare" disease, though there is plenty of it in my family. I was never actually seen by a doctor. They just looked at the lab reports.
The place was crowded when we got there around ten p.m., which was pretty discouraging. However, this hospital already has existing records documenting the fragile state of my kidneys, and I got hustled through in pretty quick order. We were home by 11:30, with a prescription. They gave me the first pill on the spot before I left, and this morning DH has left to pick up the rest of them.
I feel pretty limp and queasy, but I'm grateful I didn't have to get in line behind all the dozens of people who were already there.
Where does Mormonism fit into this saga? I regret every day that I no longer feel that a celestial being has my back. I depend instead on the love and kindness I receive from family and friends. We are only mortal, after all, but I think we do a very nice job of being there for each other.
Please send another round of healing vibes and positivity out West toward me and my sweet DH. (For somebody who has never been trained in the field, he does one heck of a job as a private duty nurse!)
BTW, the operated shoulder isn't up to snuff yet. it's still sore, has not begun PT yet, and full healing can take as long as a year. (This year is proving to be a challenge.)
Despite getting older and creakier, I still depend on the kindness and positivity that flows from my exmo family!