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  • funny article comparing chronic illness to a gorilla

    with some good tips on how to cope

  • #2
    Now that's funny!!! And good advice too.

    I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

    New favorite quote: "God gives us only what we can handle. Apparently God thinks I'm a bad-ass" ~Author Unknown
    Source - Pinterest

    Current treatments:
    -IC diet
    -Elavil 50mg at night
    -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
    -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
    -Pyridium if needed,
    -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
    -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
    -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
    -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
    -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
    -Managing stress= VERY important!
    -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!


    • #3

      I LOVE it!! Funny and the best description of living with a disability that I've read in ages!!

      Thanks for sharing.



      • #4
        Thanks for posting this! It made me smile!
        Medications and Supplements:
        D-Mannose powder

        Lacto-ovo-vegetarian and IC diet
        Positive mental attitude!


        • #5
          This is so true. What a perfect description of what we live with.


          • #6
            Ha. So true. While reading this I thought to myself that they forgot to add that some people will probably never actually believe you have a gorilla living in your house (and possibly accuse you of making it up) until they have one of their own or experience it first hand.
            24 years old, life-long IC sufferer. Main symptom is pain and burning after urination and now that annoying "gotta go" feeling after urination as well!

            Current Medicines: Elavil, Levsin, Pyridium.
            Pain Management: Baking Soda Water, Physical Therapy, TENS unit, Ice Packs, Hot Baths, Relaxation.

            Other treatments tried:Flexeril, Prosed DS, Tramadol, Lidocaine patch, Lidocaine gel, Rapaflo, Elmiron, Vicodin, Sanctura, MSM gel, Hydroxyzine, Marshmallow Root, Bladder Ease.

            Other conditions: Depression/Anxiety, GERD, Headaches, Scoliosis/Back Pain, Recurrent Nausea, Low Blood Pressure, Chronic Low-grade Infection of Tonsils, Muscle Aches .

            "Hold fast to dreams,
            for if dreams die life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
            Hold fast to dreams for when dreams go,
            life is a barren field frozen with snow."


            • #7

              I just read this for the second time, and loved it again. I also sent it to my son who is struggling with some major issues at the moment.

              Thanks for posting the blog.