Wisconsin roads are named by letters, as opposed to numbers, which has always been a little hard for me to adjust to, having grown up in Minnesota. But U,T, and I are not the names of the highways we traveled yesterday. I'm thinking it's more probable that you girls saw UTI and understood immediately.
Jack was due home before 12, the kids and I were doing last minute packing, and in the midst of that I suddenly found myself in the throes of a horrible UTI. This is no stranger to me. I've been UTI free for two or three years now which is huge to me because at one point I had them every couple of months for the better part of a year. It's something you get really serious about really fast and try to avoid at all costs.
So I found myself on the phone trying to see if they wouldn't just please let me go to the lab since we were leaving to go out of town and because there were no openings. Well, no, that would be asking just too much. So I was just majorly stressing because all the while I'm trying not to forget last minute things to pack and trying to find a way to get in to the clinic, you are aware of two things. The pain is going to increase rapidly and it won't subside until after you've seen someone and obtained medication. I did take those AZO pain pills, but they didn't do anything this time or maybe it would have been even worse had I not taken them.
Long story short, Jack came home and they finished without me, I gritted my teeth on the way to the truck and we drove about 45 miles to a larger town where there was a walk-in clinic. And of course with a UTI you know you feel like you have to pee almost every other minute so it was, I can truthfully say, horrible. Horrible, horrible, horrible. And I was so stressed out over the thought of battling this while traveling. But the clinic people were wonderful and it only took about an hour. I finally got some medication, and after two miserable potty stops and an hour for the pill to work, the constant pain finally lessened. Wow. We women can handle a lot. A lot. But give her a UTI and watch her crumble. I think this was the worst one I've had. I was still passing blood late last night, but I am feeling a lot better this morning.
The weather is cool, but it is sunny. I am relaxing in the room, the kids are swimming, and Jack is at his meeting for work which is why we are here. We will be leaving tomorrow already. I would love to stay longer sometime. It is so beautiful here and our room is modest but very cozy. Maybe I'll have some pictures to post when I get home. Have a great week!