I have had IC for about 10yrs now. Two years ago I had hysterectomy and bladder sling surgery done. I was very happy with the bladder sling. It completely cut out the incontenence from the IC and was more comfortable for me durring sex. My question/problem is that for the last week I have been in the worst flare I have ever had in all of my 10 yrs., which is saying alot considering I am at the extreme level already. So, I am wondering if on top of the IC flare, is it possible that I am having problems with the bladder sling (which has been fine for the past 2 yrs). My pain is so horrible at this point that I have been laying in bed with my heating pad for a week. I am self cathing every time I have to go because if I try to go on my own the pressure and pain is so extreme it brings tears to my eyes (I find it pretty sad that a person would rather cath then actually pee on their own). On top of this, when I sit down it feels as if everything is getting "pushed up" and it is very uncomfortable to sit. It hurts to laugh, walk, cough, and ride in a car. I have also noticed that all of the above (with the exception or riding in the car) makes me pee my pants. I am taking baby steps when I walk and even then it is very uncomfortable. So, I am wondering if anyone else has had this type of problem and what others opinions are as I am starting to think there may be a problem with the bladder sling. I do have an appt. with my doctor but can not get in until tues. I take Opana 15mg 2x daily, Valium 10mg 2x daily and 10mg of oxycodone for breakthru. Even with all the pain meds my pain is still about 9-10 depending on how much walking I have done (which I try to do as little as possible just to rest room and back to bed or from bed to kitchen) I can not even pick up the gallon of milk without being in pain. Any opinions, advice, etc would be greatly appriciated!!