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    Yes, once again I am singing the IC blues as well as the paper is due tomorrow, another one is due on Tuesday, and a presentation for tomorrow as well and I am flaring blues. I needed a break and decided to see how everyone is doing. I had one of the worse weeks of my life and the whole month of October was nothing short of a diaster. I am flaring so bad and my back is killing me and my head is killing and i am exhauseted and i am stressed and I want to have a life and i don't want to be depressed anymore.
    On the bright side I am so blessed to have woken up this morning and to have been able to get out of bed especially since i couldn't yesterday. I am truly blessed because i only have six more months before I graduate after four long years and that i have a job for next year. i am so blessed to have made it this for. There are so many of us out their that don't even get a chance to make it this far. so even though i am feeling a little bit stressed out and overwhelmed i do realize how truly blessed I am.
    IC-diagnosed August 1998 with cystoscopy and hydro
    IBS-diagnosed in 1998 probably had for majority of my life
    Fibro-Diagnosed in 2010
    Other conditions: Depression, High Cholesterol (irony)

    Primary symptoms: PAIN, bloating, frequency, urgency, fatigue

    Current Meds: Elavil 10mg at bedtime, Toviaz 4mg at bedtime, Lyrica 3x a day

    Failed meds: Vesicare, Detrol LA, Celexa, Vioxx, Celebrex, Ditropan XL, Elmiron
    "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

  • #2
    Hi Grinch--

    Sorry you are flaring! But on the very bright side, just 6 more months of school! That's amazing, having IC and being able to attend college. You are so strong! Keep up the great work, you will go far!! I hope you feel better!

    Hugs and love,
    Mommy to 2 crazy, wonderful kids and wife to the most amazing man in the world!


    • #3
      Hang in there!!!! You'll get through this.

      grouphug grouphug grouphug

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      • #4
        Hello and hope that you are feeling better really soon, this too will pass, as the saying goes, and congrats on your schooling, must be tough with IC, take care and hugs Iris hi grouphug
        Today and every day you are loved, so don't be anxious about tomorrow, God will take care of you tomorrow; Live one day at a time.


        • #5
          To me that post sounds like you are very strong. I would not say that if I didn't mean it. Even when you are down you are seeing the bright side. You finding your strength, even when it is so hard to do. So I have no doubt that you will find a way to accomplish what you want to, even though there are things in your way, you will find away to jump over them, push them asside, or dig a new path. Sorry you are suffering.
          Good Luck in your path through life. I hope you never have to sing the IC blues again, but even if you do, I hope you always have the strength inside of you that you do now, and even more from surviving these days.

          Lots of Love and Support, grouphug grouphug kissing
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          • #6
            Grinch, I totally feel your pain...I am in the EXACT same situation as you, although I have a lot o trouble seeing the positive side of thats good that you are able to do that. A do you deal with the stresses of school when your flaring? Or at anytime..I need some suggestions, because thingsare not working out well for me right now.
            Hope is a good thing.....maybe even the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

            The Shawshank Redemption

            Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.

            Ed Cunningham

            Do what you can with what you have where you are.

            Theodore Roosevelt


            • #7
              I am 22 and in my senior year of college. Its so hard working and studying and dealing with horrible pain. But with the help of vicodin and heating pads, and pyridium, I have gotten a 3.75 during the most stressful semester of my life. It was so hard, I have no idea how I did it (or remember it, too much vicodin, lol...) Just baby yourself and listen to your body. If you can cut down on work do it. I didnt really get to go out much, but I did get my work done... Good luck!!