I'm back from my renal u/s follow-up appointment with my urologist, Dr. Emmert. (By the way, I love this man [not as much as Dr. Gibbs, but he's great!], and normally, seeing him is just a formality...not today.)
Bad news: the antibiotics I have been on for my bronchitis have caused a yeast infection. Figures. (Not that that was surprising news.) But still. I have an Rx to be filled, but it'll be a couple days before I get relief.
More bad news: my u/s from 9/21 showed that I'm still having problems with my right kidney. Again, I wasn't too surprised by this news, as I have been having some more pain, but I do feel bad that I have been "scolding" Sprout to "get off my kidney, already!!!," as Dr. Emmert is fairly certain that the problems are NOT being caused by the baby's position. (Sorry, honey; Mommy loves you.) I have another u/s in a few weeks, and of course, am to call Dr. E immediately if my pain intensifies. He is not sure if we will be able to avoid putting in a stint if the kidney continues to struggle, especially as Sprout grows. We'll see what Dr. Gibbs and Dr. Sunderji have to say about a possible operation; they weren't too keen on it in August; I doubt that has changed.
Anyway, that's my update. I'm bummed that I'm still encountering difficulties at each turn. I'm trying to be joyful, in spite of the circumstances, but today, I'm not succeeding very well. I'm going to go sit in the nursery and read to Sprout; maybe that'll give me some much-needed perspective.