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    I would like to nominate KellyB's post "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" in the DAily Chatter for a Moderator's Choice award for her spirit and helpfulness. She volunteered her time and energy and gave of herself to help a family in need. This would be remarkable for anyone to do, but I think it is even more remarkable because she is an IC patient. I think she is very deserving of the Spirit Award because her generous, selfless act embodies the Spirit of ICers. ~ihurttoo

    I just had to share. The show Extreme Home Makeover came to where I live in NY. To volunteer for the show you had to fill out an application on the computer. They had 20,000 hits on the website and the site crashed. I was one of the lucky ones that got through and they actually called me. The only needed 1,500 volunteers. They said that they had more people volunteer for the show here than they have ever had. Well it was sooo awesome. I also got to meet Ty and even had a drink with him and one of the shows producers. He was so nice. The woman who got the house has three sons that she adopted that are HIV positive. The house is gorgeous. The show is going to air on May 20th from 7-9p.m. and will be their season finale. Kelly:woohoo:
    Last edited by vm; 04-01-2007, 12:42 PM. Reason: add award

  • #2
    Thanks for sharing that with us...

    ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!

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    Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
    Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
    Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

    Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
    Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

    Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.

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    • #3
      WoW! That is awesome! I will definately be watching! We need to get it on the ICN Calender so it will remind everyone to tune in. I think it is wonderful that you are so thoughtful and selfless to do that. I mean, here you have IC, but you are letting it get you down! YOu are still out there helping people and being active. That is very inspiring! Congrats on getting chosen and meeting Ty, but I must say, the biggest Congrats goes to them for getting you!!!

      Big hugs,


      • #4
        I always watch this show, can't wait to see it.


        • #5
          Kelly how cool.. will you please post a reminder for us with senior moments that forget
          'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'


          • #6

            That is so cool! I will be watching for SURE. It's one of my favorite shows. I'm not far from you.

            Complex Case: Severe IC 1999, Interstim 2001, Endometriosis 2001, End Stage Refractory IC 2002, Bladder Removal (Cystectomy) 2002, Gall Bladder Removal 2005, Infertility 2003, Urethra Removal, Bladder Reconstruction (Urethrectomy/Indiana Pouch) 2006, Celiac Disease 2007, Adhesion Disease 2007, Pudendal Nerve Entrapment, Ovarian Cysts, Vestibulitis, Vulvodynia, Total Vestibulectomy and removal of both Skene's Glands, 2007 and Coccydynia 2007. Fibromyalgia and, Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome both in my neck and knees, 2007, PNE Decompression Operation May, 2009.Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Anesthesia Awareness (to awaken during operations)Pudendal Nerve Decompression Surgery, Revrse Uterine Sling, Sept. 2011

            "One hour at a time, this was NOT my American Dream but it has to work out somehow."

            I also have some journals of my journeys, past and some present at:

            Most of my Journaling now is currently on Facebook. These are old and my ICN Patient story is very old and outdated.


            • #7
              I too got to be involved with that show about 2 years ago here in AZ. (My co. did the cabinets...) It was the family that asked for the children's hospital to be redone... and we surprised them with a new house too! The energy on site was amazing, wasn't it? Nobody complained about the long hours, or the rain, more than AZ has seen in years of course, LOL! Ed even ended up in the hospital when he "abused" his blisters, and they had to fly in Paul. So- we got almost the entire crew, and we had a ball!

              If you want to trade pics, let me know, I've got tons!



              • #8
                Thank you so much Amy. You are so sweet to say the things you said and I would like to add that I feel the same way about you. Kelly


                • #9
                  Kelly that's awesome! Was that in Kent I think? If so, my husbands co-worker also volunteered for that show. He just told us about it the other day, thanks for letting me know when it will be on. Good for you....


                  I'm 47 years old, married 27 years. I have two wonderful boys and two wonderful grandchildren. I was diagnosed in 1994. Life has certainly thrown me many many surprises, all of which I'm trying to stay positive and hopeful, and I try to think about my blessings not my misfortunes, when possible. Stay Strong!