Okay so there's no videotape, but I got your attention didn't I?
Thanks for all your comments and well wishes yesterday. I made a doctor's appointment for today at 3 o'clock. You guys are like my real-life mom yelling at me to see a doctor. I hate going. I feel like it's a waste of time. Especially since I have to bring a toddler in with me.
This is the first time I've ever had a UTI. Monday night, I felt this intense need to urinate. I was uncomfortable and every time I went to the bathroom only a little bit came out. It was painful and there was a weird smell. I checked out WebMD and all the symptoms were there.
Pain or burning when you urinate.
An urge to urinate frequently but usually passing only small quantities of urine.
Dribbling (inability to control urine release).
Pain or a feeling of heaviness in your lower abdomen.
Reddish or pinkish urine.
Pain in your back just below the rib cage, on one side of your body (flank pain).
Fortunately, J had some antibiotics left over from her last ear infection and I took some. Trying to sleep was useless, but after a while I started to feel a little better. I didn't have to get up every five minutes. And yesterday when I woke up, I was much better. Could one dose of antibiotics have cleared it up? Last night I felt a little uncomfortable again so I took another dose of antibiotics.
I'm pretty sure I know what happened. Hubby and I are trying to have another baby. So far we've been unsuccessful. It's actually been bumming me out a little because it didn't take very long to get pregnant with J and it's been a couple of months already.
Anyway, I had this brilliant idea - instead of going to the bathroom after sex, just go to bed. This way, all of his little swimmers could make their way to the land of fertilization without any problems. I've always peed after sex, but most of Hubby's 'love juice' leaks out before I even make it to the bathroom. BTW, is that normal? It feels like a lot sometimes, like everything he just ejaculated has spilled out onto the sock we use to clean up. And another thing I've always wondered ~ if he 'pulls out' like Hubby and I did for years, what do you use to clean up?
Soooo, I simply went to bed the past THREE nights after sex. Yes, I said THREE NIGHTS...IN A ROW! Chances are, that's why I got a bladder infection. I just wasn't sure if there was a mild version because every woman I've talked to says they last a couple of days. I guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens at the doc.
P.S. Check out Lollipop for more updates. Find out if you're carrying your baby the right way. Also, check out the shocking stats I found about daycare costs around the country.
Edited to add: I went to the doctor and I've got a bladder infection.