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well, for anything written, said, done, thought, not done, not said, etc.etc.etc.

I just got back from the doctor's office and have some antibiotics and something that will apparently make me pee orange. Or perhaps ORANGE. I can't wait to see. They warned me at least three times about the coloring, so it must be intense. It's also supposed to help with the pain, which is good because I am seriously tired of hurting. I haven't been able to exercise at all for four days now, and there are times even where I have trouble walking because my lower back hurts so much when I lift my legs. That's just crazy. Not to mention on Thursday and Friday when I was still trying to exercise I was having to stop every fifteen minutes to go to the bathroom! (Okay, that part was kind of funny when it wasn't annoying.)

On the bright side, fevers seem to make me lose weight! Score!
And diet cranberry juice was on sale at Publix. Score!
And this is the second day in a row I've gotten off work four hours early! Score!
(Yesterday was a dentist appointment, but still...)

So it's not all bad. :)

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disbandedtoastr
Jun. 10th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
Awwww. I'm sorry you haven't been feeling good. What is UP with your back though? Did the doctors ever figure out what was wrong with it? I wonder if you have a pinched nerve too...
madladyred
Jun. 10th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
My mom actually suggested a pinched nerve the other day, too. Just because of the walking/lifting my leg issues. So that's my backup idea if the tests come back saying it's not a UTI. But I have a lot of UTI symptomes (sp??), so I just have to think it's that.

Then again, it could be both. I don't know what to do about pinched nerves.

OMG ORANGE LOL! I'm actually really miserable right now, but I'm giggling a lot over parts of it.
herzograven
Jun. 10th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
if it's a burning pain in your lower back i'm wiling to put money no it that it's got something to do with your spine and not your kidneys ... however depending on which never is pinched in which vertebra, it could be effecting your urinary tract, in this case something around your 3rd lumbar vertebra - so yes it could be both, but nothing will get FIXED until you get your spine checked out

when i was 11, i complained about back pains and they sent me for "kidney" tests cause they thought i was "imagining" back pains, and the tests came back just fine and it wasn't until 10 years later that i ddi something about FIXING the issue rather than suppressing it (for me it was chiropractic care)

pinched nerves ... also, compressed or entrapped nerves .... i could help you with entrapment, chiropractor could help you with compression ... most regular doctors won't do fuck all for it cause they don't LOOK for these things (like it was with me for a decade!)

i would HIGHLY recommend you getting your spine checked out somewhere/somehow through SOMEONE because you really don't wanna go through what sarah just went through, it's better to try to prevent that type of surgery

i'm really trying to do my best to not sound preachy love but you can't keep putting this off and need to get this taken care of asap, and get second opinions whenever possible, one doctor can't/won't know everything and if he's wrong about something, then you're the one who gets to suffer from it in the long run and i might go kill him like i want to do with a few of michelle's doctors already
madladyred
Jun. 11th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
I haven't finished reading yet - (i'm on a commercial from so you think you can dance !! LOL!!)

but real quick - LOTS OF PEEING. Every 15 minutes or so. And if I do not make it to the bathroom, my bladder does not care. It just goes on about it's business. And it burns.
herzograven
Jun. 11th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
i'm far from being qualified to diagnose, i can only suggest
my suggestion would be to take antibiotics to stop the "UT" issue, but do NOT let this pass after the UT problem stops, investigate this further to see what caused it ... those meds they give you go in to kill whatever and they don't always tell you WHAT they're killing ... it's like formatting a computer without trying to find out HOW you got the virus in the first place ... you'll format the computer, install the OS on it, and if you don't learn to STOP getting the the virus or how to protect yourself from it, you will have to keep formatting it and eventually that's gonna get annoying ... well in this case eventually your body is gonna hate you and stop repairing itself

so do what you need to stop the immediate issue, then i would follow up with xray and if you can MRI, take it to a reputable chiropractor and have them line it up with a text book spine or do a "this is what it should be and this is what it is" side by side comparison to show you where it's going wrong

if the chiro can't help you, neurosurgeon is your next stop, but you really do NOT want to go that route ... surgery isn't really good for your body to begin with (delay in healing, internal scarring, connective tissue repair, etc) so if you can avoid it by doing other things, i highly recommend that
sarahtoalaska
Jun. 11th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
When I get a hold of my MRI I'll post it on here and you can see what "dealing with it" looks like. Seriously it was bad. You have no idea what it could possibly look like in there.

Granted chances are good that you will not have to go threw what I went threw... but how can you know? Maybe if I had done something about it 3 years ago(ish) when it first started bothering me occasionally, I wouldn't have had to have surgery. Of course there is no way to know that but still. If you have to go in and ask for an Xray. An MRI is better, but at least an Xray would should you SOMETHING.

Seriously... this while thing sucks. I'm feeling better now, I can move a little better. However Saturday we went into town and did some things we needed to do... by the end of it I was exhausted and Hurting. It's seriously sucky. Plus now it's much harder for me to lift my right foot up. It takes some working to manage to get my sock on. It's partly it doesn't wanna move that high... partly it hurts.

GET IT CHECKED!

Other than that... the orange pee is fun! Although it didn't do anything for me.


herzograven
Jun. 10th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
check this out (esp the L3 section)

nerve_chart.jpg
libras_art
Jun. 12th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
Wait Wait. They put you on antibiotics before they tested for a UTI? All it takes is a dip stick in a cup of pee. Dude, I even have the sticks at home so I don't have to go into the office for it. They should have done the initial test in the office, then they can send a sample in for more testing to see what kind of bacteria it is. But usually the only reason they might send in for further testing is if you're limited on your antibiotics, like me, and they need to know what it is so they know what will kill it. With normal people they usually just give you a general antibiotic after the stick test verifies it. But honestly, you're burning in your lower back? That is NOT a UTI. You may have a minor UTI with it... but those symptoms are different. It really does sound like a pinched nerve. (On a side note, if you ever have a minor UTI, and can't see a doc immediately, those "color changing" pills are available in drug store cheap. All they are is basically a "cleanser"... They're liking putting betadine in a cut. You know? That's what the color is about too)

The other thing you need to keep in mind is a typical internal medicine doctor will look at MRI scans or X-rays, and may tell you that all is fine when it is NOT. The problem is they often deal in "parameters". They look at something within a certain scale and say, "this is normal for average people"... when it might not be normal for YOU. It's what happened to Imran. Then if they do see something they may give you meds to bring inflammation down. But the problem is still there. Girl, I am telling you, PLEASE SEE A CHIROPRACTOR. I hate seeing you in pain... especially if there's a decent idea on how to get rid of it. Why not try? Don't make me chase after you with crazy looking lobsters! =}~
herzograven
Jun. 11th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
most MDs are pretty retarded when it comes to back pain, they don't want to admit that they don't know what's wrong, so they just prescribe you "rest" and pills instead of sending you to a specialist, they never check for misalignment in the bones which would be the OBVIOUS thing to do - or they just tell you "oh it's genetics, your dad has it, so you have it" .... yea, my ass! if my back hurts maybe something is out of place ya tard!

sorry don't mean to be all bitter about this but with all the crap i went through, i just have a hard time listening to bullshit excuses doctors make for back pain and their shitty methods of treatment - which goes for many problems, not just back pain, the problem is that a doctor doesn't want to say the words "i don't know what this is" so they just seem to make crap up that MIGHT help or help the area around the problem temporarily but keeps doing the damage to the body ... instead they could just say "i'm not sure what this is, but i could send you to someone who could maybe help" .... cause some problems are really difficult to pin point

bottom line, i'm damn worried about MLR and want her to get checked out in all areas until the problem is found, treated AND fixed, not just masked or temporarily treated, just so it can come back later and at a worst possible time
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