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Seriously, can I just NOT get UTI's anymore? Please? ....please?

I'm going to tear my skin out. Hopefully the appointment I made online for tomorrow is actually available and won't make me late for work. Bleh.

Date: 2012-05-04 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silver-tiamat.livejournal.com
Seriously, when you can, you've got to find a specialist who is looking into finding a better cure for UTIs. You get them so often, even knowing how to "prevent" them, and it will only get worse. =( I'm so sorry that you have to go through this again. It seems incredibly unfair.

(I wonder if Grimmy is hanging out with you in full sympathy these days, like, "there, there, human, I know how much this sucks, too.")

Date: 2012-05-06 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vixenofflames.livejournal.com
I really should. I mean, I've seen specialists before, and none of them has been able to come up with anything other than, "You don't have kidney issues, your bladder is clear, there's nothing really WRONG with your urethra... Hm. Hmmmm. Are you sure you're wiping correctly? Drinking enough water? ...Okay, well, honestly some people are just prone to them! Sucks, yep."

Buuuut, the last time I saw a urologist was 5 years ago... maybe things have changed. I'm definitely thinking about it. Since I'm on my dad's insurance I'll run it by him first to make sure he won't be getting any hefty bills/or I can pay him for the stuff.

Seriously, he IS! During my most painful moments curled up in pain on the bed (and Pat and Steve on the bed too, offering sympathy while watching Starcraft streams), Grimmy came over and sat by me all stoically. And i TOTALLY felt like Grim that night where I basically just sat on the toilet for three hours, straining out single drops of pee at a time. Just like when he'd sit in the litter box straining all sad-like D: I am thankful every single day that he is better and doesn't have to deal with that anymore, but I doubt he'll ever forget - he's reminded every time he goes to clean and comes face-to-face with a vagina and no more undeveloped kitty balls :P

Date: 2012-05-07 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silver-tiamat.livejournal.com
I'd also keep in mind that it took 10 years of seeing different doctors and specialists before someone figured out why my mom was getting severe pain in her uterus/abdomen. If it wasn't for the one person who eventually suggested the right test to see what was going on (and identify it), she may have still been having it now, or even died from it. So, sometimes you just have to keep trying until someone finds out the solution.

Besides, the excuse of "some people are just prone to them" smacks heavily of laziness to me. After all, WHY are some people more prone to them is the obvious question to ask. If it's a problem with the urethra or bladder or magical Zenor orb in the pelvis, then that should be found as the cause why some people just "mysteriously" get UTIs much more frequently than the rest of the population.

And it's sad about Grimm having to suddenly deal with a vagina now, but at least there aren't any cat social conventions about what it means if you have one set of genitalia or another, right? =D Also, oddly too bad that you couldn't do a similar sort of surgery and having all your UTI problems fixed for good, and be able to pee standing up! XD

I still think that the reason I got through some of my worst days in my pregnancy was having the cats around. They always knew the difference between when I was in bed because I was terribly sick and when I was just being lazy (not that they're against the lazy--they love it when I take a nap XD).

Date: 2012-05-08 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vixenofflames.livejournal.com
That's true. I guess my lack of assertiveness comes into play here, especially with arrogant doctors (of which you are intimately familiar) who I just never can stand up to.

You're totally right. I blank out the most obvious follow-up questions. I am so caught on details that I can think of obscure things and not the ACTUAL THING THAT I NEED TO KNOW. I was also like, 19 when I saw the specialists and going through my major depressive phase, so I'm sure I was naive AND totally accepting of the not-an-answer to my miserable situation.

Grim was VERY UPSET about his vagina at first. I imagine he did not enjoy exposed genitalia in any way. Now that all the hair's grown back and it's been over half a year since the surgery, he's more comfortable. But there were a lot of dubbed convos between Grim and Nero, Grim and Appa, and Grim and Mr. Hippo (my stuffed animals) in which his Fancy New Vagina was discussed (such as whether he'd keep his pronouns and how it felt to be able to pee freely again) and made fun of XDDD I would totally do a surgery if it promised I would be fixed and it wouldn't dramatically alter my bits or anything!

That is very adorable. Mine are very similar. Steve was in bed when I got home because his back hurt really badly, and Nero was cuddled up next to him. When I joined him on the bed, Grimmy came up and was super affectionate and laid adorably with us as well. ^_^

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