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    A friend & I decided to take a "short" hike today. We both were feeling so great & the weather was gorgeous, so we decided to go all the way around the lake. Took almost 4 hours. But once we started, we had to finish, no short way back. Felt fine all the way through (probably didn't hurt that I'd done a rescue instillation when I got up this morning). After we finished hiking, we asked the ranger how long the trail was. We hiked 10 miles!!! I've never done this before in my life, let alone after IC.

    I am already really sore, just took a hot shower & am praying I don't flare tomorrow. I think I was out of my mind.

    The good thing is that it was so much fun, it's really motivational for me to keep up with my gym workouts in order to do more hiking!:woohoo:
    Kadi

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  • #2
    Kadi, I am glad you enjoy yourself today. I hope you don't flare neither. I think sometimes we just take that chance so we can do something we enjoy. It was beautiful outside. Hope we get more weather like this soon.

    Hugs, Trishann

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    • #3
      If I were to do that hike, my legs would be soooooo sore --- but I'd do it anyhow! Sounds like a wonderful day.

      I'm really looking forward to spring!

      Donna
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      • #4
        Sounds like a wonderful day. I am sure I'd be sore too, but I think it's worth it for such a lovely day outside with a good friend!
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        Jen

        *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.

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        • #5
          I'm so glad you had a nice time. I can't wait for the Spring weather to come back to North Carolina! I love to get out and walk my dogs but it's just too cold out right now to walk anywhere! Congratulations on having the motivation to get out there and DO something!

          Hugs, Sandy
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