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  • The strike is over!

    To all who have supported me through the last month:

    Tonight the district & the teachers reached settlement on the contract dispute & we go back to work tomorrow!

    This was the worst experience of my professional career & I'm very glad it's over. Thank you guys for all your support!
    Kadi

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

  • #2
    Kadi,
    Wonderful news!!!! I'm glad you can get back to work now and relax a bit.
    mom_in_ma

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    • #3
      :woohoo: :woohoo: Great news Kadi!! I know how hard this strike has been on you. I am so glad that it is finally over and hopefully life can go back to normal.
      Christine



      I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
      1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
      2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
      I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

      I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

      Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
      Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus

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      • #4
        :woohoo:

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        • #5
          :woohoo: I am so relieved to hear that it is over. I know that you have been really frustrated and worried. I am glad to hear this burden has been lifted from you. Congrats on the end of the strike!

          Hugs,
          Amy

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          • #6
            I'm so happy it's over. Strikes are horrible things.

            Warm hugs,
            Donna
            Stay safe


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            • #7
              Kadi! That's great news, I am so happy for you and all the teachers affected by it!! You can all breathe a bit easier now
              Hugs,
              Tracey
              How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

              Harry arrived 2/23/09!



              *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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              Dx's:
              IC dx'd Nov 2004
              Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
              Possible IBS
              Current IC Meds
              Vistaril 25mg in the evening
              Previous IC Meds taken:
              Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
              Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
              Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
              Others:
              Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
              Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
              Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
              Align Probiotic daily for IBS

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              • #8
                This is the best news that I've heard. :woohoo:

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                • #9
                  WONDERFUL I am so happy for you.. I bet you are too.
                  'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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                  • #10
                    Glad the strike is over, and I hope the teachers got what they deserve!
                    ~Diane
                    dx: Spastic Bladder, chronic hematuria (that went away?), kidney stone... possible IC

                    Medical History:
                    c-sections: 1988, 1991, 1997
                    Viral Arthritis 1998 (Like RA, but went away!! )
                    Pterygium & Dry Eyes since 2005
                    Hysterectomy (Fibroids) 2006

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                    Me & Jerry ~ Sammy & Ryan
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                    • #11
                      Oh good Kadi, and not a moment too soon. I know you are totally relieved.
                      hugs,
                      Janie

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                      • #12
                        I bet you are glad it is over!

                        I went through a teacher strike about 1 1/2 years ago. Our whole province was walking the picket lines. It was very emotional. In our district, we ended up loosing more than we gained. I hope you had more luck where you teach! :woohoo:
                        Interstitial Cystitis: Elmiron and Hydroxyzine
                        Depression/Anxiety: Remeron, Cipralex and Clonazepam

                        *tried instills for nearly a year, had a break then started again for about 4 months...discontinued due to no improvement and increased flares
                        * 2 hydrodistentions :

                        * currently on "Nabilone" for pain management

                        Taken the following:
                        Gabapentin no relief but could tolerate it
                        Lyricano relief but could tolerate it
                        Cymbalta severe depression/anxiety etc.
                        Topamax severe nausea and weight loss
                        Oxycodone: I could tolerate if I used it for flares only...not for extended use due to constipation

                        What helps IC: yoga/meditation are my current treatments along with chiropractic and pelvic physiotherapy and acupuncture

                        Other conditions...
                        Vulvadynia (amytriptaline cream - no longer using to to irritation)
                        Severe IBS
                        Chronic Sinus pain (nasal rinse as need)
                        Migraines
                        Lower back and sacroiliac joint disfunction

                        Allergies: Erythromycin, scents and detergents

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                        • #13
                          Right now, I've taken a bit of a financial loss since we lost more salary striking than we'll get in retro pay, but next year's salary will be better, so I guess overall it's turned out ok.

                          BUT: I was really happy to see the kids today & most of them were really glad to be back (except the turkey who went around the school last night super-gluing all the hallway door locks. Guess 3 weeks off wasn't enough for him/her?!! We got in anyway & without the kids knowing it took over an hour for the custodian to chip it all out!)
                          Kadi

                          -------------------------------------------------------------
                          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!

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                          • #14
                            :woohoo: :woohoo:

                            Glad you are back to work, Kadi!!!

                            As for the super-gluer, that is a typical teenage boy prank... even when my hubby taught at an exclusive prep school, that didn't mean the kids were better behaved; that kind of prank happened ALL the time. *sigh*
                            ****
                            Jen

                            *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
                            *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
                            *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
                            *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

                            **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. 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.

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