Stop Should-ing On Yourself
September is IC/BPS Awareness Month
Sometimes, I think I shouldn’t find being sick so hard. I tell myself, to ‘get it together. You aren’t doing this alone. You have a great supportive boyfriend, family and friends (and now all of you online warriors! 👋🏻).’ But then my thoughts begin to spiral… ‘You don’t even have the responsibility of a child […]
Living with no diagnosis.
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 […]
In the last eight months I have seen 5 doctors, 2 PF physiotherapists, taken blood 4 times, peed in a cup in a cup 8 times, had 2 ultrasounds, 1 colonoscopy, 1 MRI and 1 trip to the ER and I still do not have a confirmed diagnosis of what is causing my pain. It […]