Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Psychedelic Mama

Two nights ago I noticed a burning sensation when I peed.

Later that night I woke up having to go very badly only I didn't feel done and it still burned.

Today I schlepped to the doctor and, big shock, I have a UTI.

Every UTI I have had in the past has evidenced itself by lower back pain. This was my first burning UTI.

The doctor asked if I would like some pills for the burning. I told him sure and that I hadn't known those kind of pills existed.

He told me they would make my urine orange. I told him that I wished there were pills to change the color of children's urine. Then maybe they would be more interested in potty training.

He laughed a bit and gave me my prescriptions. I took the prescriptions to Dong's Long's Drug Store and picked them up this evening.

I went to the restroom around nine tonight and wow was it orange! I thought he meant a pale, washed out orange. No way!

I am peeing bright flourescent Halloween jack o'lantern orange.

Of course I made my husband come look at it. I was impressed. He was grossed out.

It was pretty funny to me. I was hooting and hollering like a hillbilly at a moonshine tasting party.
My husband has been working some crazy hours at work. He did an all-nighter a few nights ago. He fell asleep at the keyboard and the beeping woke him up.

His head had landed on a certain letter and the screen was filled with that letter.

The letter? Z.


Blogger Chelle said...

UTIs are NO fun!! I hope yours goes away quickly! But thank goodness for those pills. First time I took them, the doc neglected to tell me that they would change the color of my pee!! Well..freaked me the HELL I always have some on hand since I am prone to UTIs and that burning sensation sucks......just pop one of those pills..heh

11:27 PM  
Blogger MsCellania said...

Sorry about the UTI. I hope it goes away fast. Stuff with oxalic acid is supposed to be good for bladder/ureters, etc. like cranberry, rhubarb. Yum, a rhubarb/strawberry pie sounds devine!

Hell yes, I would cheer and clap for dayglo orange pee! But we still cheer and clap for poop in the commode around here.

R didn't toilet train until he was 4 years, 7 months. And just recently for night time. (5 years 1 month) So go easy on SJ if you can.

11:46 PM  
Blogger Crazedmomof4 said...

It don't take much to impress us Hillbillies. Orange pee is quite interesting. Did ya call the neighbors to come & look? haahaahaahaa!

I hate UTIs I get them rarely but have had them, plus the giant pills that make orange pee I hate.

Your husband is my hero of the night for typing what he thought!

Thanks for putting a smile on my face tonight.

11:48 PM  
Blogger Crazedmomof4 said...

Oh yes! I wanted to say cranberry juice & yogurt are good for you right now. The more cranberry juice you can drink, the better. & Yogurt is always good for fighting any kind of infection.

11:50 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

I hate those. Feel better soon. You can buy the orange pee making pills over the counter too (not as strong but good until you get to the doctor) they are called Uristat.

5:20 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Heh. That happened to me once, when I had to take pills because I'd been exposed to meningitis. GREAT idea for potty training! You should work on that idea.

I once heard that a fun "trick" for little boys is to put a few Cheerios in the toilet so they can have target practice. ;)

7:36 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Chelle - How funny.

Vickee - The local regional center offered to pay for his diapers and I said "No." If he goes much longer, I may re-think that one.

Crazed - I'm glad I made you smile. We already freak out the neighbors. That would put the cherry on the sundae!

PJ - I didn't know about Uristat. That would have saved me a day of burning. Thanks. I'll know next time.

Liz - We have some really yucky gluten-free cereal shaped like cheerios. Now I know what to use it for. :)

8:01 AM  
Blogger verniciousknids said...

"Uristat"?! Hee hee

I hope you feel better soon.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Thanks Vernicious.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Ms.L said...

Aww noooo!!
UTIs suck,suck suck!
I can still remember the pain of my last one.
I hope the pills work their magic right quick for you.

Haa,I would have been interested in your pee.
My vitamins make my pee yellow like a laser beam so I can relate!

We sure could use a good Dong('s) here.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Hee hee hee. Z. That is funny.

I am sorry about your UTI. That sucks. I hope you are feeling better soon. At least you have your urine to entertain you

9:46 AM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

Cheerio target practice...hehe. The pills do turn it VERY orange...i never knew it could manifest as lower back pain.

11:35 AM  
Blogger nobody1001 said...

Maybe you could sell some pee on ebay. I see people bidding on crazier stuff.

12:13 PM  
Blogger CheerleadingTechie said...

Chels just got over one of those, be sure to, (if you don't already) wipe down the underside of the toilet seat, otherwise it's stains orange.

As for eBay... there is a section of unsusal things... you shoud take a look sometime... It's CrAzY!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Joke said...

That "Z" thing had me laughing.

And there is NFW I'm ever going to admire anyone's masterpiece in the loo. Even if it's a technicolor rainbow.


9:14 PM  
Anonymous mad rabbit said...

He should thank his lucky stars... you could have called him in to pray over a turd shaped like the Virgin Mary...Nah, now that he would appreciate.
Poor baby, catching some zzzzz's.
Those pills used to turn the urine a really redish orange, try that without being warned. I am sure Dr.s get a lot of phone calls when they fail to warn pts.

8:21 AM  
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9:03 AM  
Blogger Mary Poppins said...

Hope you get better soon!!

and by golly you've got umpaloopma pee!

7:37 PM  
Blogger Cari said...

This had me cracking up!!!! I've had flourescent yellow pee from the prenatal pills, but never orange. How fun!!!

9:00 PM  

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