Anna is an Australian woman with a history of recurrent UTIs spanning 30 years. Her infections were more an inconvenience than a problem—providing she received treatment quickly. Over time, she would require a second course of antibiotics to fully clear her symptoms. She followed all the advice given by doctors and drank large volumes of water to 'flush' the infections through. It was when her UTI tests started to come back negative, that doctors wrongly concluded there was no infection and no treatment required. With her infection left untreated, and home remedies bringing no relief, her condition naturally worsened. By now, her painful symptoms had taken over her life. Left with no other viable option in Australia, she travelled abroad to see a physician specialising in UTIs. It was here that she was diagnosed with a chronic UTI and finally started on an appropriate treatment for her embedded infection—two and a half years after its onset. Read her story here.