Tag: uti


Wednesday, August 1st, 2012.  CD16.

Do you ever wonder where certain words come from?

I do.

Alllllllll the time.

Like the word “cocktail” for example.

What the heck is up with this word?  It contains two words with which we are familiar, and yet the meaning of the whole word as we understand it today has nothing apparent to do with either of those two root words.

Wikipedia says this:

A definition of cocktail appeared in the May 13, 1806, edition of The Balance and Columbian Repository, a publication in Hudson, New York, in which an answer was provided to the question, “What is a cocktail?”. It replied:

Cock-tail is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters—it is vulgarly called bittered sling, and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head. It is said, also to be of great use to a democratic candidate: because a person, having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow any thing else.

Ha! I bet.  😉

Anyway, that was my random thought for the day.

What I really meant to write about was the specific cocktail I am currently enjoying.

Well… Enjoying may be too strong a word.

I am pounding cranberry juice today in order to hopefully rid my body of this UTI.

I called Dr. K’s office this morning and asked their opinion, but they only offered to send me to the lab for a urinalysis.  I told them to hold onto the order, and that I was going to try to get rid of it naturally.

If that doesn’t work, well then I will just get the stupid pee-cup test and the stupid antibiotics that will no doubt come with it.  I just reeeeeeally don’t want to take an AB during ovulation.  If I have to feel well enough to want to have some Sexy Time, then I need to NOT have those devil pills in my system.

And so, cranberry juice it is!

Anyone else out there have any home remedies for a UTI?

I’m all ears!



One year ago today, I charted a note about cloudy urine and some urine odor.

One year ago tomorrow, I charted about starting a course of antibiotics for a UTI.

I was on my first Femara + Ovidrel cycle then, and I started the antibiotic after I had ovulated.

Today, I noticed some cloudy urine and urine odor.  I am hoping to ovulate later this week…

I’m calling Dr. K tomorrow to see what he recommends, but jeez… this isn’t looking good.

Anyone out there have any success stories about UTIs and/or antibiotics during ovulation/the TWW?


As you can see, I am grasping at straws here.  Just trying to cling to hope that ten days worth of shots to the belly-fat will not be for naught.


Tuesday, you are a bitch.


Mexican Monday

August 1st, 2011.  CD24, 8DPO.

Just a quick update and then I have to go make tacos!

My progesterone test came back with a 19.8, which they said was good.  Anything below a 15 is apparently “worrisome”.  Glad I am not worrying the doctors, but some days I just wish they’d find something wrong with me so there could be a clear reason I’m not a mom yet, dammit.

…I swear I’ll work on my language if I ever do get pregnant.  Probably.

Anyway, while I was at the office on Saturday, I had a urinalysis done just to see if I maybe had a mild urinary tract infection.  Something just didn’t seem right, if ya know what I mean.  The preliminary test came back negative, but the lab work produced a positive result, so I now have a shiny new antibiotic to take for the next week.

Yay, more drugs!  (Please tell me you can sense the sarcasm…)

So anyway, there’s that.  Super fun.

Oh, and today I realized that I will be smack-dab in the middle of my six-year-old niece’s birthday party, and meeting another family member’s brand new baby girl for the first time, precisely when the doctor calls to tell me whether or not I’m pregnant on Saturday.

…Auntie Tracy might have to take a time out if this thing comes out unfavorably.

Anyway, time for dinner.

Feliz Tacos!

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