Health bulletin

Friday, 11 July 2008

The doc assured me – after a urine test – that I don’t have kidney problems and I’m not diabetic. I do, however, have an infection of the urinary tract (and it does seem a bit counterintuitive to me that this should cause aching in my lower back but I guess that’s where the tubes from the kidneys go). So I’m on antibiotics and instructions to take it easy.

Don’t know whether to be relieved or disappointed!


Friday, 11 July 2008

I feel like shit. It’s been on an off like this since I had my bad turn a couple of weeks ago, never actually feeling really ill in that way again, but on and off I’ve been feeling nauseous, and with not exactly a pain but a dull ache that seems to be rooted in the small of my back. Which suggests kidneys to me. Maybe kidney stones, I don’t know. I’ve been out of sorts for a few days now, and the ache gets steadily worse. Last night I couldn’t get comfortable and slept only fitfully. This morning I couldn’t bring myself to go for a run (not entirely because it’s been pissing down all morning.)

Anyway, I’ve arranged to see the doc this afternoon and maybe I’ll learn more. I can’t really believe it’s anything serious but one should be prepared, I think.