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Webpack3 posted:
My wife has brain cancer. After the radiation and initial chemo treatments she began to suffer from numerous UTIs. We are approaching 20 of them in the past 10 months. All efforts have failed to prevent them. UTIs affect her mentally and the first sign I see that tips me off of an infection is mental confusion and weeping. Admittedly the radiation and chemo treatments probably weakend her immune system and that has compounded (if not caused) the issue, but I find it hard to believe we can't find a way to remove the bacteria from her bladder. We have tried all anti-biotics and methods (foley's, straight cath, etc), but can't find a cure. Now the urologist is coming to the conclusion that she may have a colonization in her bladder and he is sending us to an infectious disease specialist. Seems desperate to me, but we keep treating the current infections (of which the strain constantly changes) can't get rid of the source.

Has anyone else experienced this and what did you do? I am at the end of my rope (and hope) with this. She continues to suffer and I am desperately trying to find a cure for her.
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