Sunday, October 27, 2013
I felt funny about writing about something as personal as a UTI in a blog, but I'm glad I did. Thanks to my SparkFriends, I've learned about d-mannose and AZO capsules, both of which are helpful in preventing UTI's. I'm not sure which one I will try yet, but I'm thinking it would be good to do one or the other while I'm on chemo since I don't want this to come back AGAIN. I know cranberry juice is also helpful, but I don't want all the sugar that is in most cranberry juices. True cranberry juice is really TART!
The UTI seems to be better, but I don't feel like I'm out of the woods yet with this thing. I'll see how I'm doing by Wednesday when I go back to Nashville for my next chemo. We'll see....
Other than that, things are going along pretty good. I've decided to create a new SparkPeople goal for myself to do 10 minutes of exercise a day. Even if I'm having a "bad" day, I know I can at least do that. I'm realizing that the more I keep up at least some form of activity, the better I feel and I think it will help a lot down the road when I have surgery. It will spend up my recovery time and make me less likely to have complications.
Life is good!