Aussie media personality and podcaster Abbie Chatfield is feeling good again after a brief stint in the hospital left fans worried.
Posting to her Instagram account, Chatfield shared a series of images of herself in a new, colourful bikini as she posed in various angles.
The update has reassured fans who were concerned after she was rushed to hospital with a kidney infection last week.
The 2019 Bachelor star shared a picture of herself from a hospital bed last Friday and told fans of her health concerns.
“I had a kidney infection and was basically in denial about how bad it was so [I] didn’t go straight to the hospital despite crying from the pain in my bladder and back,” Chatfield told her followers.
The 28-year-old said she had a work trip scheduled and rather than “mess anyone around”, she put her hopes in antibiotics and boarded the plane.
“I just tried to do to the work I had planned to do (like I always stupidly do) and now I’ve ended up messing everyone around MORE and also I’m very sick in a place none of my friends or family can come visit me in.”
She disclosed that she had “UTI symptoms and back pain and nausea” before heading to the ER.
“Also second time in hospital in a month, so probs need to figure out what’s going on with me.”
Chatfield also took the opportunity to point out that women, especially AFAB (assigned female at birth) women tended to “minimise our pain”.
“I’m usually in pain throughout the entire hospital stay because it’s pain I can ‘handle’ and AFAB people are just used to being in constant pain,” she said.
“This time I had someone with me advocating for my pain and it made such a difference.”
A UTI (urinary tract infection) is caused by microorganisms, most commonly caused by a bacteria called Escherichia coli (E. coli). This bacteria can affect the urethra, bladder, kidneys and vaginas.
While UTIs are a common infection, they still require antibiotics for treatment and if left untreated, can lead to sepsis and kidney damage.
Chatfield was hospitalised earlier this month after suffering a tension migraine that left her “vomiting and writhing in pain” for 24 hours.