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  • I've been away.

    I've been away from the site for awhile, couple of years. I had forgotten how great it was.

    I'm glad to be back. I hope my experience can be helpful. When I was here before, I was new to IC and this place helped me so much.

  • #2
    Welcome back! It's great to see you.

    Stay safe

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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.

    Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool


    • #3
      Welcome back! It is great to see you again. How have you been?


      • #4
        Welcome back, I was wondering what happened to you.

        Let's keep praying for a cure.
        IC Symptoms began in early 2001
        Divorced : Sept 2002 (Partly due to IC)
        Diagnosed with IC in April 2004
        Most recent injury - Rupurtured Left Achilles Tendon
        Wed Jan 28 2009
        (Ice Storm Accident)
        2nd Achilles Tendon Surgery - May 28, 2009 after re-injury on May 17
        Other Injuries
        Broken Left Ankle - July 2004 ( fell off ladder)
        Broken Left Ankle (Again) - May 2005 (car accident)
        Sprained Left Ankle - November 2006 ( fell off my aunts porch on Thanksgiving Day)

        Elmiron, Pyridium


        • #5
          welcome back, great to see ya again.


          • #6
            Welcome back! Always good to see a familiar face back on the boards.

            Diagnosed August 2001

            Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)

            Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

            I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.


            “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

            “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Brian Tracy


            • #7
              Blue...What a pleassnt surprise. It's so good to see you.

              Shopping??? Did someone mention shopping? I'll get my hat... ;-)

              Where I can be found most days.

              Link to the ICN Patient Handbook:

              Link to the IC Diet:

              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.


              • #8
                What a great surprise to see you back. Hope everythings ok?


                • #9
                  Thanks everyone!

                  I'm doing ok now. I'm just a couple months out of "Rehab"! I had to get off the pain meds, they were killing me. I'm just trying to cope without them. It's rough to sleep sometimes, but I just couldn't function anymore.

                  I appreciate all your welcomes!


                  • #10
                    Welcome back! I dont think I have "met you" yet, (I have been here since Jan 2006.) But, I read some of your other posts in the Archives. I am glad that you came back and look forward to getting to know you.



                    • #11
                      welcome back its great to see you again.
                      'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'