Husband went to the GP this morning to have his latest wee sample tested for infection, having had a 7 day course of a strong targeted antibiotic, followed by 3 weeks of a low dose maintenance one, as instructed by the consultant. Guess what, he's finally free of infection, for the first time since early April! I've said all along that the fact that he was only ever prescribed usually a 5 day antibiotic course (sometimes 7, but not very often), followed by a period of 2 or 3 weeks taking no antibiotics, meant that the infection was never cleared up and the break of no meds allowed the bugs to multiply. I even said it to the GP, who did agree but was more concerned about antibiotic resistance. What do I know, I'm not a GP! (but seems I was right 😜).
Anyway, the important thing is that it means husband can have his bladder and prostate studies on Wednesday....he wouldn't have been allowed to have them if he still had a UTI. This is the next step towards him having an operation to clear the blockage in his prostate...finally. Hooray!!
I'm going on Friday to the same hospital for the ultrasound scan of my abdomen, and internal camera/scan of my womb and ovaries (sounds a bit like filming a pornographic movie! 😲 Hope there's no camera crew, as a (male!) friend suggested 😂😒). My appointment is at 12, I have to have a full bladder for the abdomen scan and an empty one for the womb exam.....or the other way round, I can't remember which! I'm also not to eat anything for 6 hours beforehand, which is slightly problematic. As a diabetic, I'm not supposed to go for too many hours without food or my blood sugar may drop dangerously low, so I'm going to have to get up very early to have some breakfast before 6 am. I get up early anyway, I'm always up before then, but never usually eat anything until 8 or 9. Ah well, it's only once, it'll all work out. At least we can have a quick lunch in the hospital restaurant afterwards.
This week and the tests for both of us have been a long time coming.