One of the worst and most unfortunate parts of having interstitial cystitis (or related conditions) is the length of time it takes for many patients to be diagnosed and start treatment. I was extremely lucky in that it only took about 4 months, although sometimes I wonder if my doc was too quick to slap on … Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Interstitial Cystitis
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I drank three martinis. And three cups of coffee. And ate a ton of crap. Ever since I began writing about my health, I've felt different about my symptoms when they do rear their ugly head. This blog is about how I've healed and the importance of taking care of myself for continued healing. What right do I … Continue reading Forgiving Yourself After a “Screw Up”
One of the more difficult things about living with a chronic illness like interstitial cystitis is attempting to explain to others what it is and what it really feels like. It also sucks to explain away some of the daily odd behaviors that become necessary for your own sanity and comfort. The illness really is far-reaching and … Continue reading Living with Interstitial Cystitis
Wahooo almost there! My September challenge is coming to a close and I was fortunate enough to have something big to smile about on Day 29! Day 28 - cuddling with this girl. I could post a picture of her daily as "the thing that made me smile" but I thought that would be cheating. … Continue reading #Itsthelittlethings – Day 28 and 29
Hi there! What if I told you there are some super easy things you could do right now, for free and with minimal effort that would help to at least relieve the discomfort of chronic pelvic pain? Guess what, there are plenty! Some of the tips and tricks below come from my physical therapist. Others I … Continue reading Home Remedies to Heal Interstitial Cystitis Pain
I'm getting to the end of this challenge of paying closer attention to the small things that make me smile every day. It's been fun and I hope I've made at least one other person plaster a smile on their face this month! My "little thing" for yesterday may be controversial to some other shoppers … Continue reading #Itsthelittlethings – Day 26 and 27
Hi There! Getting ready for Fall and the cooler weather this weekend. One of the things I love best about the change of seasons is taking out all of the more "seasonal" odds and ends that I put away every few months. Below are two of the faves I've missed over the summer! Day 23 - … Continue reading #Itsthelittlethings – Day 23 and 24
Hi Everyone! Happy first day of Autumn! I've been loving the weather lately so you may see a few different nature-inspired pics during the last week of this challenge. See below for what made me happy over the past few days. And don't forget to find some more things to smile about over at theshimmerwithinher! Day 21 … Continue reading #Itsthelittlethings – Days 21 and 22
Oh IC, How I Hate Thee - I think that may be my new tag line, what do you think?? This post was originally going to be about the many ways IC has effected me but once again, I realized I have too much to say. As I began typing, it became clear that the connection … Continue reading Interstitial Cystitis and Your Diet -What’s the Deal?
The interesting thing about this challenge has been the phenomenal amount of moments that I'd like to capture and post. But for the most part, it's always been clear what made me smile the most each day. Below, the two things that made the cut. Follow along with the #itsthelittlethings challenge over at theshimmerwithinher! Day 19 … Continue reading #Itsthelittlethings – Day 19 and 20