Thanks Lashla. A friend of mine (she was 70) died last week. Last year she had e coli in her bladder with no symptoms. By time she was very ill, it had moved into her blood stream. She died twice that year and was brought back. She was home for about 6 months before she began having some fainting spells and the doctor told her the e coli in her blood stream was never fully cleared and that would be what killed her. Instead, she fainted, hit her head and had bleeding on the brain..... She did have rectal prolapse (she said her rectum was never inside her body) after four surgeries for some colon problems she had as a younger woman. I guess that had given her constant e coli exposure because of leakage??
Of course, that's made this extra scary to me. I'm sure you're right.
I don't feel ill. No fever. Did have a few back twinges (wrong area for kidneys) but I had to carry my dog in and out of the vet and hold her while they attempted to remove from gauze they accidentally glued on during surgery. She's under 20 lbs but that was still a bit much AND with anxiety from listening to her screaming...... Doc finally just sprayed it with lidocaine and ripped it off. I was traumatized. She was traumatized and my arms, legs, neck, shoulders, back....... all tight as could be from anxiety!
I had numerous UTI's as a young woman. For a while I was taking Macrodantin after sexual intercourse. My husband has a malfunctioning bladder and has constant infections. It took us 20 years to figure out he was infecting me because of that.