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    I was having a terrible day, both physically and emotionally and decided that I would call my local SS case worker for an update, etc. on my disability case. She said that she had just got finished putting my information in the computer. After another delay of having my case randomly picked for federal review - it came back approved and not up for review for 7 years. I AM SOOOOOO HAPPY! This alone will help with the problems I have had today with pain, etc. from IC....My best to the others who are waiting anxiously for a decision. Again, I can not express how much my local congressman helped in this situation! Do not hesitate to contact them for help. I think that it made all the difference in the world having his assistance. As of August 19th - it will only be six months since I applied. My best to everyone and thank you for your words of encouragement and support. Susan

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    Mommy to 2 crazy, wonderful kids and wife to the most amazing man in the world!


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      YAY!!!!!! You know, you will be a wonderful resource to the WV Support Group. You know the ins and outs of that process now and will have valuable info to pass on to others who are navigating that maze.

      Diagnosed August 2001

      Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)

      Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

      I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.


      “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

      “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Brian Tracy


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        Hip Hip Hooray!!!!! lmao

        bunny I am sooo Happy for you susan!!!!!

        You go girl!!!!! God Bless You You deserve it.

        LisaK grouphug


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          Susan, Good for you, I have takem some of your advice and still waiting for anwers. Hope to hear soon.



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            I hope that the advise works for you. I try to post what I have gone through and I guess if people want to take the advise and go with it and it works then that is great. Well it is great. I just worry sometimes because what works for one person wont necessarily work for another. My best to you.... Good luck! I sure do feel 100% better than I did yesterday!!!!!!!! Susan