September is IC/BPS Awareness Month
Why are insurance companies denying women with pelvic pain?
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 […]
Living with no diagnosis.
Along with abdominal pain, I have Pelvic Floor Dysfunction flares. They are what I call banana flares, because it knocks me off my feet (Ha! get it?). The one I had last Friday was a doozy but I am developing the strength to get through them without it becoming a catastrophe. I would normally have […]
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 […]