Hello everyone. I had a terrible afternoon. I started having pain while urinating this afternoon. Within 1 hour, I was doubled over with pain, not being able to pee although I felt like I had to. Then there was blood in my urine. Luckily, I keep some Azo urine test strips handy and I have a severe urinary tract infection. I called my doctor and he called in some Bactrim and wants to see me tomorrow morning. I keep Azo standard treatment meds on hand in case of UTI. This is my 1st UTI of the year. I had 6 infections in 2009. I am probably going to need to have some bladder function tests done to check for nerve damage in the bladder. I was warned last year after having several infections in one year that I could have some nerve damage of the bladder. I hope this is not the case but since I already have neuropathy in/on other parts of my body, it wouldn't surprise me. I thought that once my blood sugar was under control that the urinary tract infections were a thing of the past, wrong....I guess that if I have nerve damage of the bladder, there is not much I can do. These little problems are getting on my nerves.