Saturday, March 2, 2013
"You Give Me Fever"
Yesterday I woke up feeling terrible and I had a temperature of 101.9. I went to the doctor, who did a urine test. He said it showed "a whole lot of infection" and some blood. He gave me a prescription for an antibiotic. I have kidney infections frequently; I don't know why. Usually they hurt in my back, on the right side. This time I have pain in my lower left abdomen.
The doctor put pressure on my abdomen, and it was tender on the lower left side. He said to be aware that I could have appendicitis as well. The problem is, the appendix is on the lower right side, so I have decided to rule that out. I hope that's the right thing to do, because the last thing anyone needs is a burst appendix.
I woke up at 4:00 this morning and had a headache and the abdominal pain. I took a small dosage Vicodin and slept well until 7:00. We were planning to go to dinner tonight with friends. I am deciding whether I feel well enough to go. I just took my temp again, and it was 100.0.
My sister, who is a physician, says I could have kidney stones sitting in my kidney, causing frequent infections. I suppose the next step is to have an ultrasound to confirm that or rule it out.