Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. ~ Attributed to Harry S. Truman

Whether it's come from stress. Whether it's come from not finding time to drink enough water. Wherever it's come from...I've been cursed in the middle of all my chaos with a nasty urinary tract infection. The cure is almost worse than the curse. Antibiotics and I don't have a very happy relationship. But what needs to be done needs to be done and I'm on my second day of feeling better and crummy at the same time.

I met a wonderful internet friend named Esther yesterday who drove all the way down to Portland from the Tacoma area so we could meet before I head off for Michigan. We spent a couple of hours over breakfast at lunchtime, saying hello....getting to know each other....and saying goodbye in one fell swoop. I wasn't feeling the greatest and when I told her about my infection she told me she'd read some home remedies for various maladies and she knew urinary tract infections had been mentioned in it. She said she'd look it up when she got home and send it to me, which she did. And you can bet from now on I'll have Alka-Seltzer on hand:


Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly -- even though the product was never advertised for this use.

7 comments:

LC said...

Ouch! That is the pits. Another home remedy, preventive really, is cranberry juice. I have early warning symptoms. When I do, I up water consumption and start drinking cranberry juice. It may simply be like the placebo-effect, but I don't care. If it wards off the misery of UTI, I'll keep guzzling.

Hope you are back 100% soon.

Anita said...

Hi Kris, Glad you're feeling better.

Years ago, I discovered the Alka Seltzer remedy. The last urinary infection I had was over 5 years ago, but you bet I got that Alka Selzer at the first sign of discomfort! Within a few hours, I was almost back to normal.

Anita said...

Oh, Glad you got to spend time with an Internet friend. How exciting!

Miss Sadie said...

Amazing discovery at a significant time. Hope you stay well during "the big move."

Pam said...

How fun to be able to meet an internet friend - even if only for a little while. Hope you are feeling better soon.

HORIZON said...

Wish l'd known that remedy sooner- ha!
I think our bodies get run down quicker than we realise when we've so much to do and we're not paying attention and .... you've had LOADS to do lately Kris.
Esther is my mothers name :) Glad you had a chance to meet together.
Hope you get over this soon and back up and running.
xx

HORIZON said...

It's Friday 25th-- time is moving on and l can only imagine how busy you are. Hope you're feeling better Kris.
Sending love and good thoughts and ENERGY your way xx