In the hour or so since my last post, my spasms have returned with a vengeance. Having not drunk that much water today, I think I can definitely relate them to my troublesome bladder, and just drank 5 pints of water. Having ‘ concentrated ‘ urine is definitely not a good tactic in my life, so I messed up today by not drinking the copious amounts that I normally do. I think my spasms and fever yesterday were probably a UTI that I managed to largely flush out with litres and litres of water, but should have carried on with the Big Flush today.
As it’s very well documented that UTI’s have a depressive effect on the ( usually ) elderly with Alzheimer’s, I reckon it’s fair to say that that ought be extrapolated to anyone who gets regular UTI’s. When I had them for about a year, pretty much non stop, it definitely had coincided with a significantly depressive period for me. Looking back, I went from ‘ coping kind of ‘ to wishing I was dead all of the time. When the UTI’s diminished, looking back I definitely cheered up a fair bit, a mindset improvement that has stayed with me ever since.
Having what is likely to be a UTI now, is definitely not good for my head, but at least knowing your adversary puts me in a more advantageous position.