September is IC/BPS Awareness Month

Every September, IC patients around the world come together to raise awareness about Interstitial Cystitis, Bladder Pain Syndrome, and Chronic Pelvic Pain. One key goal of the 2018 IC Awareness Month campaign is to encourage education of pain specialists and medical care providers who encounter patients in crisis. The most vulnerable moment for bladder patients […]

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“But You Don’t Look That Sick”

“But you don’t look that sick”. I heard that for the first time, from someone I have not seen in years and to be honest, they are right. Sometimes, I don’t look sick. In fact, it’s amazing what a little concealer and blush can do. It even confuses me on the days when my face is […]

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Officially Diagnosed With Painful Bladder Syndrome

I had my new urologist appointment yesterday and it was confirmed that I have Interstitial Cystitis (IC)/Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS) along with my pelvic floor dysfunction. He explained to me that IC was the term used for painful Hunner’s lesions in the bladder, but over the years many people (mainly women but men can get […]

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