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Truly Awful Weekend

Last week I felt generally more achy and as if I had a virus, with sore eyes and headaches. In the early hours of Sat morning I had an explosive diarrhoea while asleep event. This has happened before and at least I now have enough disposible "catchers" to save the bedding, but need to wash myself off in the cold wee hours. By Saturday lunchtime I felt very hungry which is unusual, and I ate either too much of a cheese sandwich or ate it too quickly resulting in my longtime problem of the food stuck in my oesophagus and unable to reach my stomach.

This takes sips of liquid and regurgitation (sorry) to clear. The episodes are becoming painful. I was chilled through to my core but no temperature. By the early hours of Sunday morning not enough liquid was getting through and I was desperately thirsty. Eyeing tap water with greed but knowing sips will come back is a very unpleasant experience. Whatever the bits below the stomach are called were begining to gurgle so I knew I did not have a blockage there and something was getting through.

Risk hospital at 2am on a Sunday morning? No thanks. I managed to hang on until the minute my GP surgery opened. I was peeing small amounts. No blood but it smelled bad. The GP diagnosed a kidney infection and prescribed antibiotics. I had none of the classic fever or kidney pain symptoms.

Now I'm able to drink plenty of fluids, eat small amounts of mush and am feeling slightly better. I'm staying inside, keeping warm, and taking timed naps (I set the alarm on my mobile because I don't want to be unable to sleep tonight)

Why, whether you are in work or not, does it seem you get most unwell at weekends? 😢

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😟 Sending you a BIG basket full of HUGS dear LK...am glad you’re tucked up & cosy...with antibiotics at work...you really are a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

😘🍀😘🍀😘🍀 coco

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Ooer this really sounds awful LK you poor thing. And here am I nursing a very painful throat and feeling very sorry for myself ... your weekend plight puts mine to shame!

My mother in law described identical symptoms to yours on the phone yesterday and as she has stage 4 kidney disease I’m actually really wondering now. Horrid glad you were able to get to GP and get on treatment ASAP. Hope you go from strength to strength.

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Hey Twitchy! Can't compare apples and oranges. At least mine didn't hurt. But, oh, that longing for tap water! Get well soon x

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I’m sorry you are feeling so unwell Lupi. It sounds like you are doing all the right things, especially timing your naps. Nothing worse than lying awake in the wee small hours.

My thinking is that we get most unwell at weekends because our surgeries are closed. I certainly don’t blame you for not going to A&E in the early hours of a weekend. Not something I would do either. If I got really unwell I would phone out of hours.

Take care and feel better soon.

GE Xx 💐

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I was nervous of OOH because they ask if you have someone with you. If not they like you in A&E, even if it's full of drunks and nasty bugs to catch on top of whatever you have, so that you never get out again. Since changing to a ⭐️ GP practice I had more faith in waiting until they opened early.

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I live with my Mum and one of my brothers so haven’ Experienced being alone. When my 🌟GP sent me to the hospital, (I had pleurisy), it wasn’t to A&E it was the Acute Medical Unit. I believe this is what out of hours here does too, bypassing A&E with all the drunks. Xx

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Feel better soon

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It's called Sod's Law lupiknits that we're I'll at weekends and holiday times!. I do hope you are feeling much better now. Your having a really tough time. X

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