I couldn’t have sex and was left crawling round my house in agony with a UTI 0 87

A YOUNG woman was left unable to have sex and reduced to crawling around her home due to agonising pain.

Megan Pate said she felt like she was “weeing glass” for two years with a chronic UTI.

SWNSMegan Pate said she felt like she was ‘weeing glass’ for two years[/caption] SWNSThe 29-year-old was left in such pain with a chronic UTI[/caption]

The 29-year-old said it started when she had horrendous bladder pain while on a shift as a nurse in July 2018.

Since then she has been forced to spend £16,000 having her bladder lasered.

When the pain first started she was given antibiotics, but was admitted to hospital when it got worse.

She was diagnosed with painful bladder syndrome, a chronic condition causing bladder pressure and pain.

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But treatment failed to improve her pain and in April 2020 it became so bad that Megan had to walk hunched over because of her agony and started to become housebound.

She sought private care and was diagnosed with a chronic UTI by a specialist in London in June 2020, and started taking long term antibiotics.

After nothing changed, and inspired by Marnie Simpson, from Geordie Shore, she took the plunge to travel to Istanbul, Turkey, in August 2021.

She had intensive surgery to burn away the infected issues in her bladder and has now been put on antibiotics that are starting to improve her condition.

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Megan, a nurse, from Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, said: “It felt like I was passing blades of glass when I went to the loo.

“For the last two years I’ve had to crawl around my house because it’s too painful to walk.

“I can’t even share a bed or sofa with my partner, Jonny, 29, because I can feel the slightest shift in my bladder.

“We couldn’t have sex and even now I’m really wary in case it causes infection.

“It’s taken so long just to get to this point but I’m just looking forward to getting my life back.”

In August 2021 Megan flew out to Istanbul, Turkey, and underwent a bladder fulguration – a procedure to destroy abnormal growths or tissue.

“He told me my bladder was full of infected tissue so he had to burn it all off,” she said.

“It was so bad no antibiotics would have ever have helped.”

After suffering nine infections since the operation, Megan is now starting to see massive benefits.

“I’m not in excruciating pain everyday anymore,” she said.

“I have more energy and I can walk straighter because the pain is less.

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“It feels like I’m finally getting my life back.

“I still have to be careful with what I eat and am taking things slow but I finally feel positive again.”

SWNSShe said she couldn’t even share a bed with her partner as the motion would be painful[/caption] SWNSThey had to stop having sex as the pain was too great, she said[/caption]

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My bitter ex told lies to my friends about my ‘small manhood’ after I dumped her 0 47

DEAR DEIDRE: MY ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger.

She never complained when we were together, but last week she told the girls in our group that being with me was “like kissing a soggy lettuce leaf” and that she “literally didn’t feel a thing when we were having sex” because I’m so small.

My ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger

I’m 25 and she’s 24. I think part of it is jealousy.

She knows a couple of the other girls fancy me and I think she’s trying to sabotage any chance I have with them.

Not that I’m even planning anything.

She’s so insecure and has a vicious tongue on her.

I’m tempted to let each of her so-called friends know what she really says about them in private.

Even her best friend gets a nasty critique every time she posts anything on Instagram.

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Her top is either too short, or her hair looks like wire, or her laugh is fake . . . it goes on and on.

I don’t regret splitting up with her but this last trick has really infuriated me.

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You could maybe reply with: “Let’s just say she never complained when we were together and nor have any of my other exes.”

Your friends will soon see her behaviour for what it is – jealous insecurity.

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DEAR DEIDRE: MY partner said he was on a work trip two months ago, but he had actually got married and been on honeymoon.

Our relationship had become a bit predictable, but we still had regular sex and nice days out with our two young sons.

My partner lied about his work trip – he was really on his HONEYMOON

I’m 32 and he’s 37. Our sons are four and two.

When he returned from his “work trip” he blamed me for his cheating, saying I had let myself go and didn’t pay him enough attention.

He then told me he’d “traded up” for a better model. It didn’t stop there.

He said that his wife, who is 27, is absolutely stunning and makes him feel special.

Apparently this woman was a barmaid he’d met on a golf trip and they had been seeing each other for six months.

He told me all this, then marched upstairs and packed his games console and his clothes and drove off out of my life.

The thing is, we always talked about getting married but when we had kids there always seemed something better to spend our money on.

Mutual friends have told me he has moved into a new-build home on the other side of our small town and his wife has plenty of family money.

My sons are really missing him and I don’t even know how I feel.

Sometimes when he comes to visit the boys I beg him to come home.

But other times I’m so angry with him, I refuse to let him in.

Now he is accusing me of stopping him from seeing his children.

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Surely he can’t just show up when he likes?

I’m a mess and need to start getting a grip for the kids’ sake.

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DEIDRE SAYS: I’m so sorry your partner ended your relationship in such a cruel way.

This man sounds selfish and immature, and quite frankly the way he has treated you is emotionally abusive.

It won’t feel like it now, but you really are better off without him.

He is behaving like he still lives in your home, by just turning up unannounced.

Tell him firmly that you would encourage a good relationship between him and your sons but he can only collect them with prior arrangement.

Start to put down your boundaries.

I’m sending you my support pack When Parents Fall Out, which you could pass to him to help explain why you need to co-operate for the future wellbeing of your children.

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Give yourself time and be kind to yourself. He put you down constantly, now you can start to build up your confidence.

I’d recommend seeing a counsellor to help you with this betrayal and am sending you my Counselling support pack.

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