About a week ago I thought I might be getting a bladder infection so I decided that instead of going to see a doctor I would take matters into my
hands and I would drink lots water. I thought that would clear it right up.
Needless to say, yesterday I woke up good and sick, fever and all. The doctor verified what I already knew, that I had a bladder infection. She said I did it up good complete with bacteria, blood and white blood cells in my urine. She also commented on the pretty orange color. She prescribed some antibiotics but warned that there are a lot of resistant strains of infections going around and she told me to call if I wasn’t feeling better in a day or two.
The medicine she prescribed is: Ciprofloxacin. When I got home
from the pharmacy I read the ‘possible’ side effects. Looking back I wish I
wouldn’t have. Here is a PARTIAL list;
Severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats, sudden
pain, snapping or popping sound, bruising, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, or loss of movement in any of your joints, diarrhea that is watery or bloody, confusion, hallucinations, depression, unusual thoughts or behavior, seizure (convulsions), severe headache, ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea, vision problems, pain behind your eyes, pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, weakness, urinating less than usual or not at all, easy bruising or bleeding, numbness, tingling, or unusual pain anywhere in your body, the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild; or severe skin reaction, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or
drowsiness, blurred vision, feeling nervous, anxious, or agitated, sleep
problems (insomnia or nightmares), suicidal thoughts or actions.
I think maybe I would be better off dying from a bladder infection than to experience any of the side effects from this medicine. I was also cautioned that this medicine can cause severe burns and that I should
refrain from sun exposure, I should cut down on caffeine as this medicine enhances the effects and I should not eat or drink dairy products. Wow, looks like I’m in for a week of fun.
Right now I feel like crap and my plan is to just lay here on the
couch for the rest of the day. MBWA was a term used in a former life as a manager. It stands for managing by wandering around. Today it will be MBLA –managing by lying around. I hope the kids are up for it.
I may be sick but reading the article about Dave Collins from Arkansas has made me remember that there are two kinds of ‘sick’ in this world.
This 27-year-old man is infatuated with balloons. He likes to hold them close to his skin and he refers to them as family or as his children. He sleeps with a giant balloon under his shirt and compares it to a cloud. But he does nothing else with the balloons as he claims his life is pure. He will be featured on a National Geographic show called ‘Taboo’ this month. The video clip is definitely worth watching as it gives you a peek into this man’s strange and
You guys have a wonderful day (as I lay here dying!).