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    Sharon and Heather gave me a card this morning. They are the two leaving Uro’s place. They both wrote a nice thing and it is a really pretty card. Won’t be the same without them there but I shouldn’t think of them as going away to another country. Nest week is their last week. They sure are happy about it. Sharon (nurse) retires and Heather goes on to teaching grade school. She will make a cool teacher. They did pull a fast one on me. When I first got there the newer woman at the window started to introduce me to Heather. I told her I know who she is. Well, it wasn’t Heather. It was Heather’s twin. It was so funny because when I first saw her I thought she looked a little bit different. She was a little bit fatter but I thought maybe she had a sudden baby surge, but I didn’t know if she was going to have a baby. Then she had one of those helping nurse’s uniforms on which Heather never wore. She sounds exactly like her too so people who have been there for a long time are going to get surprised. Plus when they call they will think Heather is answering the phone and not April. Bad part is I have to relearn names now. It took me 1 year to remember Heather’s name and I still cannot remember the new window woman’s name. Was a happy and sad morning. Of course my emotions are all over the place. Happy one minute sad and then nervous.

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    It's wonderful you had a great relationship with a few people in your uro's office. It makes going to the doctor a lot easier!

    I hope that any new people they hire will be as caring and compassionate as the two that left.

    *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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      Wow! That was so very nice of them, and that is so great to hear - I can see why you'd miss them!!
      How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

      Harry arrived 2/23/09!

      *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.

      IC Diet Cheat Sheet:

      IC dx'd Nov 2004
      Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
      Possible IBS
      Current IC Meds
      Vistaril 25mg in the evening
      Previous IC Meds taken:
      Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
      Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
      Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
      Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
      Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
      Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
      Align Probiotic daily for IBS