Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:13

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Much better and a question for those who've been around

I have had a lot of things work out. The manager changed minutes around and decreased things so that we only have normal amounts of work again. It's hard because tomorrow I think there will be several new evals, but at least Friday I even got off early. I've never had a company be so supportive, giving up money to accomodate my needs.

I saw Dr. Brain and am officially "very stable". I NEVER thought I'd hear that. After winter ends, if I remain stable, I'm going to be able to start lowering my Depakote dose. She not only said I can when asked, she said by then I'll probably need to. That will mark over 18 months of stability. A miracle.

I'm going Tuesday to get my painful tooth looked at. I imagine I'll be getting the crown done soon. I hope. I'm tired of the pain.

The biggest problem now is that I have ANOTHER (or the same which didn't heal) UTI. That makes for the 2nd time I've been treated in a month, and the 3rd in 8 months. I had an ultrasound and CT scan in April that showed I have a cyst that dumps blood into my urine, but I also am showing white cells, indicating infection. Dr. Body told me that if I had another this quickly I'd need more testing. And urgent care says I need a re-check this week because this shouldn't happen so quickly. The urgent care doctor actually acted like this might be a fairly bad infection, although he wasn't specific.

So, here's my question: Have any of you on heavy psychotropics had trouble with recurrent UTIs? I have this feeling there is some connection between them and diabetes insipidus as the time frame correlates too well, but there's no evidence I can find.

I'm scared of the other tests they may want to do. Let's just say that most of them aren't sexual abuse victim friendly.


Anonymous said...

SO glad to hear that you got to hear the S-word! I don't have any idea about the UTI though, I wish I could be of some help, but I can't, so I'll just offer you some pudding instead.

Emilija said...

Congrats on being "very stable!" I don't think anyone has ever said that to me! You made it through the jobs situation really well- you are strong.

Just Me said...

Pudding would be great, especially with the dental work. I have some but it's in the fridge and I suspect it would hurt.

The job situation made me feel strong, strong enough to conquer so much more.

I am still a bit stunned by the "very" part though!