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    I heard this Catholic Nun on TV yesterday, which I am not a Catholic, but that is ok, because she had something wonderful to say.

    Someone ask her why do sometimes you pray and pray and nothing changes. The Nun answer back and said, "Be patience and keep doing what is right because sometimes God answers at the last minute. Don't ever give up on hope.

    I know some here are religious people and some here aren't, but we all need hope and not to give up. I know IC is sometimes a very hard thing to deal with and sometimes individual on this website will say something that helps us to find ways to help ourselves when we are in pain or we just need a shoulder to lean on. Do you know because of this website many of us found hope? Hope that was so far away and no one understand but then we stumble onto this website and seen people do understand and people can help. This is hope too. Hope of not giving up. I hope we all will keep hoping and helping each other.

    Sending hugs, Trishann

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    HI Trishann!
    Thanks for remind me that there's always hope.......some times it's thin....but we still need to hang on. There's times when my IC is giving me fits and if there wasn't hope.....I don't know what I'd do! Thanks again! Roxie

    Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
    Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
    Dx'd Hypothyroid
    Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
    June 2007
    Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
    First Cysto 1979
    First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
    Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
    Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
    Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
    Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
    Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
    Bladder surgery 2000
    Dx'd: IBS 2000
    Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
    Laminectomy 1989
    Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

    For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
    I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra's amazing stuff!!:woohoo: