All I can say is how thankful I am for this site today and all the coping tools it has helped to provide me with. I am posting this here for those who come in here hurting too!

OK I know I have been over doing..., Friday we went to Silver Dollar City as a family. I stayed off the rides etc. but lots of walking. The this week was revival at church. I didn't plan to go every night but it has been good and I don''t want to miss it. Then this Friday we are having all the teens here for a Summer Flip Flop party so we have been cleaning and getting ready!

Last night I started with my side and kidney pain, so bad nothing would stop it! I started thinking about the "what to do in a Flare"article in the Spring Optimist..., took notes of when I took my meds.and when the next dose was due! Then today the bladder pain was knocking me to the floor, next the bladder spasms kicked in! At that point, I couldn't take it anymore! I went and did a rescue bladder instill, used my vaginally suppositories,(which help more then anything for the bladder spasms), took Uristat, my pain meds. and went to bed and ran my Rife machine! Ahhhhhhh, All I can say is I don't know what I would do with out all the coping tools!.., but now I am going to slow down!
I do plan to go tonight but may sit in the back so I can get up if I am hurting..and I was supposed to go with my family to shop out of town tomorrow but I am staying home..., and the kids are going to have to take over more of the cleaning..., Just need to come up with an adequate reward!

So if you are new and in flare..., there are many many ideas for coping tools on this site that can help you through it!