My Doctor Is Going To Love This One!

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-06-26 18:26:32 -0500
Started 2012-06-22 13:07:11 -0500

This may sound a bit disgusting, and it is certainly unsanitary but I want my doctor(s) to see this.

My doctors look at me in disbelief whenever I tell them how many times I urinate during the course of a day, it's like clock work.

So I have decided that since it is hot, hot, hot here in NJ, I will be staying indoors this weekend and work on a few things.
During this time I will use a water dispenser water container and place my urine in it over the weekend!

(I will dispose of both of them properly when I am finished with it)

I will document how many times I have urinated during the day, what times and I will also photograph it and take the photos with me to my doctor's appointment this week.


Just to prove a point (as disgusting as it may seem, it's necessary).



25 replies

John Lassider
John Lassider 2012-06-26 18:26:32 -0500 Report

It's okay, doctors love it when you actually give them as much information as possible. Especially for diabetics like us, I think urine samples are extremely common. Also, this might sound random but have any of you ever read Hippocratic records of his patients? It is so painfully descriptive but that just shows how medicine started.. with excruciating details.
Despite all of our problems, I'm loving the humor on this post.

Type1Lou 2012-06-25 14:40:34 -0500 Report

One of my doctors up north actually had me do a 24 hour urine collection for analysis…so it's probably nothing new to them…other than perhaps the volume and content which is specific to your output (Tee-hee!)

locarbarbie 2012-06-23 12:47:30 -0500 Report

You know, I have often wondered how normal I am in regard to this subject. Maybe we should all collect our urine for 24 hours and compare the findings.

jayabee52 2012-06-23 13:24:43 -0500 Report

I thought your real name is "abbie" - normal. (shades of the bride of Frankenstein!)

I believe the 24 hr collection is to determine #1 the amount of one's output and #2 the chemical composition of the output. — At least that was the way it was when my renal specialist did that with me.

jayabee52 2012-06-22 21:43:41 -0500 Report

i was going to recommend the 24 hr urine collection but I see it has already been suggested.

I don't think it is disgusting at all!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-22 13:24:00 -0500 Report

I'm sure they've seen worse. Hubby had to do a few 24 hour urine collections due to kidney stones. Pictures weren't enough. Hope your Drs. will learn not to doubt you.
Oh, by the way he used plastic 1 gallon water jugs.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-22 15:20:19 -0500 Report

I was always given the container's by the lab, as they have chemicals in them and labels for name, dates and times.

jayabee52 2012-06-23 13:27:42 -0500 Report

my 24 hr urine jug didn't have any chemicals in them. I was instructed to keep the jug in the 'fridge or a pan of ice water between uses.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-23 14:45:46 -0500 Report

Lucky for us a few of the tests were during weather when the outside temp was the same as a fridge for the whole 24 hrs.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-22 20:20:52 -0500 Report

He followed the Drs. orders.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-23 00:23:35 -0500 Report

And you say they were just empty water jugs? I've never heard of a drs office or lab doig that. Do you live in a small town or too far away from medical help? I'm just stumped.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-23 02:39:22 -0500 Report

The Doc was checking for quantity not quality of output. The urine samples had already been collected in the sealed and sanitary specimen jars. The tests had shown his stones were calcium based. Then he had passed one huge boulder which was a calcium based one. Later he passed several more and had a stuburn one that required assistence to remove. The 24 hour collections totaled 3 over several years.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-23 15:11:06 -0500 Report

Oh, now I understand! I was trying to figure out why not a sterile container as I was thinking of tests. I knew there would be a logical answer, but I just couldn't see it. I'll just say it was the pain meds for my broken foot that caused it and not that I'm dim witted:) Thanks for clearing that up

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-23 15:34:12 -0500 Report

Thanks so much. I wish I had a good story for it, but I kicked a box of books in my lighted hallway at 1:00 am going into my daughter's room to look at a picture, she is a night owl.

I told the drs that it was my form of "kick boxing" and had them rolling. Everyone comming in had heard about it and I felt stupid for breaking it. Actually a couple toes and hairline fracture of the ankle. I joked on a post that the black bruises go with my pink nail polish, so I'm fashionable:) But it sure does hurt all the way up to my knee:(

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-24 01:33:30 -0500 Report

I still have colorful toes after tangling with the O2 tubing. Luckily nothing broke, but it did hurt for awhile.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-24 01:43:40 -0500 Report

How long does the bruising usually last? You know, the brace actually makes it hurt worse. I just had my son take it off and he was getting mad as I was telling him to hurry and get it off, just yank it off! I needed to shower and then ice it. Kids playing new video game and hubby is working, so they want me with them, maybe I can finish my book?

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-06-24 02:48:42 -0500 Report

Time varies a lot from person to person, also from bruise to bruise. This time it's been over a week for me. Usually I don't bruise much and they go away in a few days. I have a sister who bruises if you look at her. The Cake Lady used to worry she'd be accused of child abuse. Now my sister says her husband worries people will think he beats her.
Enjoy your book.

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