I'm in a much better place. The pain on urination is about an 8 now, rather than an 11. I can live with that. It also isn't hanging around after the deed is done. The mental calm that comes with pain meds is also a bonus. I started the antibiotics and am sure that in about 24 hours, I'll be back to what I consider to be normal.
I have a new respect for anyone who has ever had a urinary tract infection. I also have a new respect for Dr. H. He saw me in distress and did what he could to help me. That's all I wanted.
Tonight will be a long one, but it's not a hopeless one. For that, I am very grateful.
Let the healing begin!