Urinary Tract Infection

Early Sunday morning, I woke up shivering. It was not the air conditioner. I knew what it was as I had sort of anticipated it. Chills are the first and unmistakable sign of a urinary tract infection (UTI). It was around 4.00am then. I know for sure because I turned on the television to watch the AXN channel.

I must have caught it during the urodynamics study. It is not an uncommon occurrence after this procedure. No matter how sterile the gears were, somehow somewhere during the process, something was bound to be contaminated and the contaminant introduced into my urinary tract.

In the afternoon, I took two Panadol Actifast tablets and the fever or chills has not recurred since. My urine has been cloudy for the past two mornings though. It clears up as the day progresses. I have been drinking water a lot to flush out whatever that is still inside. I have also been drinking cranberry juice.

I know I should be seeing a doctor for this. UTI in people with kidney disease is no small matter. The infection may just wipe out the little that is left of the renal function that I still have. Tomorrow. I will make it a point to see a doctor if the urine is still cloudy tomorrow. For now, all I want to do is to lie down and go back to sleep.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

6 thoughts on “Urinary Tract Infection”

  1. please go see doctor!! and take care!!

    The urine is clear already. No need to see doctor. Thanks. 😀

  2. I would recomend 1 once of cranberry juice daily with 1/8 ounce of concetrated lemon juice. I do both each morning. I just pour the lemon juice into the cranberry juice. The taste is absolutely horrible but it does work well for controlling and killing UTIs.

    Thanks for sharing. Cranberry juice is the most horrible tasting liquid I have ever tasted apart from potassium citrate.

  3. Hai, Peter
    So long never see you online…know your got UTI recently…hope everthing is alright.Ong also got Urine Infection last 15days and fever keeps come and go…But is under control now..Take care youself ok.
    Wish you all the best.

    Thanks. You both take care too.

  4. We suspected that chloe had UTI a few weeks ago.. but apparently not. She hates the cranberry juice too. Hope you are all well now.

    I am better now. Thanks.

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