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    She just woke up and this is her Throne now.
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    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

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    • #3
      She IS beautiful! I love calicos.


      • #4
        It's funny when I look at her now. When she first came she was a little on the wild side and I never dreamed 3 months later she would be in the house. Never in my life would I have thought I would have a pet cat but I guess we were meant to be together for some reason. Animals sure do have a way of getting attached to them huh? All it takes is one look and poof your hooked for life.


        • #5
          So she is a calico?? I had no idea what kind of cat she is. I'll have to try and post Garfield's picture. He was actually the better looking cat. He was fluffy and white/orange and stubby tail. Maybe you can tell me what kind he was too after I post it? Thanks for letting me know what kind she is. Wonder why anyone would throw her out? She is really well behaved and loves to try and trip me by walking under my feet. I'm not used to that yet.


          • #6
            She certainly looks like a calico to me. The picture is REALLY small on my computer. In any case its calico markings. (also called tortie). She may be a mutt-cat of course but she has calico markings. Is she a long hair or short hair? Calicos are typically short haired. I love the tri-colored markings!

            Now if only I can figure how to post a Ruby picture, and you can check out what a siberian looks like... looks really different, I can tell you!


            • #7
              She is pretty. Watch out she is taken over.

              Sending hugs, Trishann


              • #8
                I guess you would say it is short haired. Her hair is long enough to shed all over the bottom of my pants when seh rubs up against me. Garfield had longer hair. Hope you can get the picture of Ruby posted. Would be nice to see her. Maybe I can figure out how to post a bigger one of the other pics I have of her.


                • #9
                  She is such a pretty kitty cat

                  Someone told me that all calico cats are female.......does anyone know if that is true or was that person pulling my leg???
                  Miss Bessie

                  Galatians 6:2 - Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

                  Hebrews 13:2 - Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

                  Proverbs 4:23 - Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life


                  • #10
                    It is sorta true. A true calico has conflicting coat coloring genes on the two X chromosomes that she has. That said, there is a small genetic possibility that can cause it in a male but he will always be impotent.


                    • #11
                      Awe! She's a cutie! I love her colors. I think that one of my outside cats had kittens today! I'm going to have to go on a hunt for them tomorrow. Wanted to let her inside to have them, but that didn't go over very well-with Mike or the Dog & Tiger-lol!


                      • #12
                        Waterflow I think its wonderful you two have found each other.. She is a beautiful cat.. and yes she looks like she is at home..

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                        Meds For IC: Lyrica-25mg Glucosamine-500 MSM-500mg, Prosed Ds -When Flaring

                        Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

                        Meds I have Tried:
                        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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                        • #13
                          meme, how could you tell your cat was going to have kittens? When I rub Patches tummy I started feeling little bumps spaced so far apart on each side. Pretty sure they are nipples?? Oh my, I am just learning about cats and she is going to send me off to loonieville taking care of kittens. Have noticed she is hanging sort of in her tummy towards her legs but she is still climbing all over and jumping. Can they do that with kittens on the way? I'm crossing my fingers I am just imagining all of this.


                          • #14
                            Oh she is so cute!! I have a soft spot for calicos, lol, well, soft spot for all critters!! She is just beautiful....
                            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.

                            IC Diet Cheat Sheet:

                            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
                            Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
                            Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
                            Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
                            Align Probiotic daily for IBS


                            • #15
                              So Cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :d

                              *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.