Following transitional carcinoma of the bladder in 2009 (requiring a TURBT), I suffered terrible UTI's, resulting in an Atrophic left kidney, a couple of weeks ago I ended up in hospital with a horrendous kidney infection, and a scan revealed hydronephrosis in the right kidney. Kidney function is low, but still grade 3. I have a CT scan tomorrow to explore further. My problem is no one has explained exactly what is going on, or what the future holds- I know this is dependent on the CT results, but how long do they take? The pain is horrid, I've been advised to avoid anti-inflammatory's, and due to allergies, can only take paracetamol, but the pain is ruining my life, i struggle to drive, I'm off work. What can I do to help myself? I'm only 23?