Thursday, April 10

My Body is Weird.

So remember that UTI I had and had to take the hard-core antibiotics for? Well, when I did my initial urinalysis, the nurse said: "Doctor X says your urine looks suspicious."  Which caused me to imagine this:
My urine sample could rob a bank in the old west any minute now!

Well, I finished that and had to go in for a check up because I've had relatively frequent UTI's in the past year or so and also over this time period I've developed an awful pain in the left side of my uterus every shark week and for a few days after. It's a wicked stabby pain that hurts more when you push on it and whatever. I'm not going into details describing the exact nature of the pain. Suffice to say, it wasn't there before, it developed about a year or so ago and it's steadily gotten worse and the pain and symptoms of the whole thing have steadily gotten worse as well. So, check-up.

After finishing the round of antibiotics, I did a secondary urinalysis that came back - and I quote - "abnormal."  Which made me imagine this: 

So they did a whole bunch of tests. Sent my urine out for an in-depth culture which came back negative for recurrent infection and they still have no idea why my suspicious urine is abnormal, but it is. Also: they did a full blood work up on me and except for a few numbers being a little high, most things appear normal. 
And yet. 
Things are so not. 
To quote Dr. X: "Your system is clearly out of whack." 
Out of whack is a very clinical term, btw. 

I have a pelvic ultrasound coming up just over a week because there's nothing more fun than invasive vaginal exams. They want to check out all the plumbing: ovaries, uterus, bladder, all of it.

laughing emma stone smiling thumbs up easy a

For the first picture above, I googled shifty eyes  and ultimately borrowed an image from this site to modify for my own purposes.


  1. oh wow, i hope everything will turn out to be fine. wishing you strength for the exam.. maybe i can make things better with a sunshine award? ^^

  2. hahaha your suspicious urine made me lol

  3. Also ... I'm in the same "mysterious pain weird feelings" unknown medical area too ... it SUCKS. I hate not knowing what's happening.

  4. Love the little graphics of your urine (such a weird thing to say!)

    I hope they find the cause! It's weird to me when doctors can't figure it out right away because I feel like we live in an age of "been there done that" everything documented kind of age. I know that is an unrealistic expectation...

  5. UGH!!! Trans-vaginal ultrasounds are THE WORST! I only got pregnant thanks to fertility medicine, which included twice weekly TV-Ultrasounds. Once I got knocked up, I thought I was free and clear of that damn probe, but, oh no, I was subjected to TV's for 12 more weeks (despite my protests of not wanting ANY ultrasounds because I felt it was bad for baby)

    I hope the mystery is quickly solved, though. It's beyond stressful to not know what's going wrong. Although a diagnosis can also be stressful, at least at that point you have a place to work from to manage and/or fix the issue(s). I'll be sending good vibes your way.

    Oh, and your urine illustrations are epic.

  6. Aww good luck with everything! :/

  7. Haha I laughed at "abnormal" urine. For realsies though I'm sorry about your upcoming tests. I've had the transvaginal wand a few times during this pregnancy. It's not too bad. Not great, but there are definitely worse things. Thinking of you!


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