Oh man, I ended up in so much pain I had to go to the emergency room and after some tests they confirmed I had a urinary tract infection….I had fever and serious back pain so it had gone into my kidneys as I had tried to wait it out….
Ugh I’m so stubborn sometimes! I had a friend who had said oh just drink tons of water and flush it out, so I had drank water all day lying on the couch doing nothing and wasting my life away when I could have gone see a doctor….
Glad I finally did before it got too serious, but I definitely was not well and the pain was terrible! I seem to do this sometimes, be sick or unwell but just think oh I will get better and then take no action until I’m seriously sick.
I fell down some stairs in my old apartment a few years ago and believed my flatmates who told me I’d sprained an ankle, so I waited in agony for a day to go see a nurse at my doctor’s clinic, only to be told to go straight to A&E (ER) because my foot most likely was broken. Three months in a cast with two broken metatarsals later, I had learned to appreciate disability as no one made an effort to help me out and I did all my groceries and everything by hopping around with crutches… (seriously, I lived with very non-caring people).
So I seem to have a history of not taking things too seriously which is bad as I should just go see a medical professional when I don’t feel well. But then again, I am also a crazy hypochondriac and all the time think something is wrong with me, so I’ve been known to rush to doctor’s convinced I have rabies (stray puppy licked me in Africa), or stuff like that. I am always worried about cancer, heart attack, DVT after flying….I am just a paranoid human being 😦
Anyway so I am better now, thankfully, and will try take better care of myself in the future….
Much love to everyone who replied and offered advice! I did go out and buy 100% cranberry juice which is nasty but a bit better with some honey 🙂