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  • ICNDonna
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    Re: travelling

    My pillows (I have two) from the ICN Shop are designed to prevent pressure on the perineum, which helps prevent irritation from the jarring motion of the car.


    Donna

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  • jeanc
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    Re: travelling

    Originally posted by marion View Post
    It seems to absorb more of the road bumps. I think my ic flared because I started running and had some long car trips . I’ve stopped running and use the cushion and have reduced my flare ups.
    will have to try it

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  • marion
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    It seems to absorb more of the road bumps. I think my ic flared because I started running and had some long car trips . I’ve stopped running and use the cushion and have reduced my flare ups.

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  • jeanc
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    why do you think a cushion helps

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  • marion
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    I always use a cushion and change positions frequently. I find the larger car we have is better as the ride is not as bumpy . Always take my pre relief along and am strict about my diet before , during and immediately after car travel.

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  • jeanc
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    thanks for info and ideas. we travel from early morning until about 6 at nite. i think that sitting a long time somehow
    must cause the bladder to get irritated or inflamed maybe i am not sure , but i do have to hold myself also sometimes until i can find a washroom. i really do not feel even like going away but will try and see how it goes this time on this trip.
    life sure has changed since i got this problem. i will look into this pillow that you are talking about not sure how it works but will look at it thanks

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  • ICNDonna
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    There are some ways to make traveling more comfortable: I think my IC pillow (from the ICN Shop) helps more than anything else. I also take along several small pillows so I can change positions often. Frequent stops to just walk around a little. Wear comfortable clothing --- my most comfortable trip I wore a muumuu. If you're ever stuck and have to urinate and no restroom, a dress is ideal --- it's easier to use a Travel John wearing a dress. Take your own drinking water and IC safe snack foods. Don't overdo it --- set yourself a goal for each day and plan ahead so you can stop and rest in a motel overnight. If the seat belt is uncomfortable, put a spring clothespin on the belt above your shoulder so it holds the shoulder belt loose --- if you have an accident, the clothespin will pop off and the seat belt will protect you.

    It also helps me to listen to pleasant music.

    Now I want to go on a trip.

    Donna

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  • jeanc
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    travelling

    travelling by car on a long trip turned into a nightmare. i guess sitting for hours in car provoked my bladder and i had two days car trip going and coming back. coming back had to go and buy a heating pad to use at night in hotel. during trip i had episodes of pain . and all this caused a flare up off and on for several months

    the only solution seems to be not to take the trip but if i feel i have to i wonder if there is any way to alleviate
    this problem a bit
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