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  • Got into Medical School!!!

    I am always complaining and venting on this site, so I really wanted to share good news for once!!!!!!! I have wanted to be doctor since before I got diagnosed with IC and I was not sure it was going to happen. But, I worked really hard and even though I have had some set backs, I just got an acceptance to University of Cincinnati Medical School. I am soooooooo excited. I really want to go into pediatrics and Cincinnati is one of the best of the best of medical schools for pediatrics.

    I am a little nervous about handling the workload in medical school with IC but I got through undergraduate so though difficult I think I can get through it

    I think it also goes to show that sometimes IC does not have to take our dreams away!

  • #2
    i am so happy and proud of you.
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    • #3
      got into med. school

      That's wonderful!!! Congratulations!

      So, you're going to become a doctor and cure IC, right?! Just kidding, I know you want to go into pediatrics.

      You'll be a very empathetic and understanding doctor, for sure since you know what it's like to feel crummy. I know that sounds kind of awful, better if you weren't sick, but I think you'll know what I mean.

      Thanks for posting such nice news.


      • #4
        Congratulations! I always think people who have had some medical problems are much more caring that others.

        Stay safe

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          • #6
            Woo-hoo! Now when a kid comes to see you who has IC symptoms they can get diagnosed properly! Good for you, how very exciting! A doctor in this house would be great. And YOU can educate THEM as well. Sure most med students will never hear what IC even is, so you can spread the word for everyone. Way to go! Please let everyone know how you are doing when you get started, and don't stress too much. Congrats!


            • #7

              That is awesome must be very proud of yourself. We all are on the forum..
              Started Vaginal Valium Suppositories April 2014
              Hysterectomy April 2003 (for abdominal pain),Diagnosed with IC August 2003
              Diagnosed with Pelvic Floor Disorder 2004,Had right ovary and fallopan tube removed 2005
              Diagnosed with diverticulosis 2006,Interstim December 2006,Home Instillations 2007-not effective
              Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia November 2007,Appendectomy February 2008,
              Interstim repair December 2008,Removal of the Interstim August 2011,
              6 Hydrodistentions from 2003-2009 Diagnosed with restless leg syndrome March 2014
              Diagnosed with Raynaud's Syndrome November 2013
              Ambien 5mg for sleep.
              Elivil 50 mg at bed
              Lisinopril 20mg in AM
              Effexor 225 mg
              Oxycodone 10 mgs 2 x a day for pain
              Baclofen 20mg 3x a day
              Phenazopyridine 200 mg as needed
              Omeprazole 20 mg at night
              Lyrica 450 mg daily
              Requip .50 mg at night
              Ketorolac 10 mg as needed for migraines


              • #8
                Wow!!! Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you! Thank you for sharing this wonderful news with us! I've always wanted to be a doctor too! I have my degree in Biology but never took the MCAT! Lately I've been feeling like it would be too much for me to handle with IC and more recently a herniated disc! Maybe I'll get the nerve up to study for he MCAt and go for it like you did!

                DX'd with IC 5/08
                other Dx's~SVT: had Catheter
                Catheter Ablation Aug 19,2010
                Migraines, PFD, Hypertension,
                Prolapsed Pelvic
                Organs and Degenerative Disc
                Disease, Kidney stones, Insomnia
                Two bulging discs w/tears and osteo
                arthritis in multiple joints in the spine

                Current Meds:Elmiron 400 mg per day
                Benicar Hct 40-25mg for Hypertension
                Norvasc 2.5
                Vicoden as needed for pain
                Cymbalta 30 mg
                Lidoderm Patch

                Psalm 121
                I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

                "Be Kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle"


                • #9
                  Thanks for the support and encouragement everyone, it means a lot to me


                  • #10
                    Very cool!

                    I really loved reading this. Huge congratulations. This is no small feat! Very best of luck with your studies and exams. I have a study partner who likes to say, "Keep calm and carry on" when we are preparing for exams. That expression has served us pretty well through two years of law school so far. I pass it on to you in the event you'll find it helpful at crunch time! Again, congrats. That is nothing short of awesome!
                    Jen from San Diego

                    Currently treatment:
                    Elmiron (200 mg 2x/day)
                    Atarax (20 mg 1x/day)

                    Unsuccessful treatments:
                    Elavil (Allergic rash)
                    Pamelor (Allergic rash)
                    Acupuncture (1x/wk for 2 months)
                    PTNS(1x/wk, 12 treatments total)
                    Instills (2x/week, 8 treatments total)
                    Lyrica (100 mg 3x/day)
                    ProsedDS (as needed)
                    Physical therapy (1x/wk, 3 months total)


                    • #11
                      a very big congrats

                      My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.


                      • #12
                        Wow, that's wonderful news! I would imagine that getting into medical school is hard enough without having the addition of IC! What a great accomplishment:-) You have a lot to proud of:-)

                        "Where there is hope there can be faith. Where there is faith, miracles can occur."


                        • #13
                          Wow congratulations!! That is a major accomplishment! I have a degree in bio and have always wanted to go to medical school, but I got sick with all these illnesses after college and my career has been on hold. You definitely give me hope that things will turn out ok. You will be an amazing, caring, thoughtful, and informed physician!!
                          Current treatment:
                          Elmiron 100mg 3x a day
                          Hydroxyzine 75mg
                          Lyrica 100mg 3x a day
                          Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy started 12/10
                          Ativan 1-2mg as needed

                          Bloging my thoughts at


                          • #14

                            I'm sure you'll be fine if you've made it this far. I'm in grad school now and my first semester was really hard with my IC but I've learned how to adjust. Good luck.
                            Diagnosis: IC, VV, anxiety


                            • #15
                              Congrats!! You give me a lot of hope. I'm 22 and just got into a veterinary technician program. The IC stuff started in January and I have been terrified that I'll never be able to get my degree and fulfill my dream of being a vet tech. But I'm going to do everything I can to get there!