Thursday, March 28, 2013

Two doctors later and an update

So I saw my plastic surgeon yesterday. He removed my right drain and said that everything looked great. He saw no sign of infection and my lungs sounded clear (he was afraid pneumonia was setting in and that is what was causing the fever). I asked if he was concerned about me having a fever and he said no.

We left his office and stopped for a late lunch. The Rockstar was starving (those are his words...I am sure he could have waited until we got home) and I wasn't even the least little bit hungry. I have had no appetite at all since having this surgery. So he ate a big meal and I got mine in a to go box.


By the time we got home my fever was up to 101 and I felt horrible. This morning I called my primary care doctor and went in to see him. After some blood and urine tests he determined that I have a kidney infection. He said it probably started off as a bladder infection (which he thought was from having a cath while I was in the hospital) and that over time I didn't realize I had a UTI because I felt bad all over...and it spread to a kidney infection.


Makes sense to me...my lower back had been hurting really bad, but I just assumed it was from sleeping in the recliner. Any way, he prescribed me some antibiotics and hopefully I will feel better real soon.


I go back to the plastic surgeon tomorrow to get the left drain out and he will take the stitches out of my belly button. My primary care doctor was worried that next week was too soon to return to work, but I don't really have a choice. I took off for almost a whole week last week. This week didn't count against me since it was spring break. Since I have only been with this school system a year I haven't built up much sick time. Hopefully it will be fine.


The good thing about being down and out and sickly....I haven't been in Walmart (or any stores) and that means no Easter candy has made its way into my house, except for those Cadburry Mini Eggs that The Rockstar said was essential for my healing :)

15 comments:

Cheri said...

Oh you poor thing! Just a UTI is bad enough, but when it goes to the kidney, yikes! Hopefully though, now that you know what is wrong, and have antibiotics, relief will come quickly! I'm glad your Primary Care was on the ball (and that you got in to see him) but annoyed with your surgeon for blowing off the fact you had a fever?? You'd think he would have at least told you to check it out with the primary care, if it wasn't "his job" to run those tests? Oh well, most importantly, I hope you feel better ASAP and since you really want/need to get back to work soon, I hope this does the trick and speeds your full recovery.

jennxaz said...

glad you got the kidney infection thing figured out! Hopefully now you can heal! hugs from AZ!

Kay S said...

I got a UTI from a catheter once too! But had no pain except for raging fevers. Hope you start feeling better now!

Connie O said...

Sorry you are still feeling so sick, but I hope the antibiotics will kick in fast. Those specialists sometimes have a pretty narrow perspective!

Anna said...

Oh yuck! I am no stranger to UTIs and have had some that were on the verge of turning into kidney infections. Serious pain. Yay for antibiotics! Hope they help ASAP!

Rachel said...

Feel better soon!

♥ Drazil ♥ said...

I am so relieved you got to the bottom of this! I was worried about you!

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

Oh man, that sucks. I'm glad your PCP was able to figure it out. That is so weird that your surgeon wasn't as concerned, because fevers are pretty much the body's way of saying "hey! Something is not right!" Hopefully you'll be able to take it pretty easy next week even back at work.

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Hope you feel better soon! Why would your surgeon not be worried that you had a fever? Glad you went to your other doc!!!Hang in there!!

Mon said...

Well thank god you finally know what it is, that way you can tackle it. Hope those antibiotics kick in for you soon!!!

Terrie said...

I think it is pretty common to get an infection after a cath. Makes one wonder....

Glad the drain came out. Maybe the pain will subside a little once the medicine kicks in.

Elizabeth said...

Totally common after having a cath!! No less painful or annoying unfortunately!! hope you feel better!! :)

~Miss Lorie~ said...

I am glad you got it figured out! There is an upside to not feeling super good, dang Easter candy!

Chris P said...

So sorry you don't feel well. I hope you start feeling better soon. Hopefully those antibiotics will kick in quick. Feel better!

Vanessa said...

Feel Better! Easter candy is the worst!