Seriously. After my appointment with my oncologist I had enough excitement for a day... but no I spent 4 entire hours at the ER before being dismissed.
I had noticed this burning feeling while peeing the last couple of days but didn't give it much thought. Even my oncologist mentioned it that morning, it's just one of the many side effects of chemo. Completely normal!
Then when I took a shower early in the evening I all of a sudden felt the need to urinate even right after I emptied my bladder (no not in the shower). The pressure and cramping became worse and worse so I called the Oncology department and they told me to come right away and bring a pyjama just in case I had to stay.
Then the torture started. I am absolutely not afraid of needles but I really felt like a pin cushion this time. The first blood tests were incorrect so they needed more blood. My veins didn't agree and well I'm poked all over. They even tried my finger and it took forever to fill a tube.
Then I had to pee in a pot. Three times! Three freakin' times! But I delivered!
Finally after all the test results came back and it was determined I had a bladder infection I got antibiotics in my IV. When the doctor told me I could go home I did a little happy dance and a big cheer. Still have to take crap tasting antibiotics for 7 days though. Ugh.