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    A dear friend who I have known for close to 30 years has just been diagnosed with aggressive lymphoma. Phyllis is a fighter with a great spirit and the only thing I can do for her is send healing prayers right now. I would be eternally grateful if you would keep Phyllis in Massachusetts in your healing prayers too.

    Thanks for reading this!!
    -Not officially diagnosed with IC but have had several inconclusive work-ups for it after several months-long bouts of frequency, soreness, and the insomnia that goes with it.

    -long stretches of being symptom-free in between

    -currently on low dose bcps, celexa, and Estrace cream for possible hormonal role in bladder symptoms (I'm 45)

  • #2
    I'll keep her in my thoughts.

    -Started having symptoms in May 2009.

    -Doing pretty well on diet alone.


    • #3
      Hi, sissygirl ~ I'm so sorry about your friend, Phyllis. I will keep her in my prayers.
      Never heard of IC til suspected....Never knew so many suffer from it. Praying for a cure. I've found can you...keep the hope.

      11/2007 IC Symptoms began during recovery of surgery for bladder susp & hysto: painful/urge/freq urination up to 50 times a day, pain walking, even water hurts.
      8/2009 Susp IC; 1/2010 Treatment began; 2/2010 Diag PFD, PT, Surg remove mesh; 5/2010 Surg, 2nd bladder repair, vag vault/sm int prolapse repair, IC confirmed in surg; 7/2010 Diag Candida Esophagitis, Gastritis, Diviticulosis, Gallstones,
      8/2010 Surg gallbladder
      TREATMENTS (updated 4/15)
      IC Diet since 8/2009 (Able to vary 4/15)
      Heparin/Lidocaine/Bicarb/Kenalog Instills 1xDay
      Aloe Vera Capsules, (2) 2xDay, Loratadine 1xDay
      Pantoprazole, Prelief, Pyridium up to 3xDay, Premarin Cream 3xWeek
      *DISCONTINUED since feeling better: Celexa 10mg daily*, Fiber supp*,
      Gabapentin 12/2011 worked well *, Macrodantin 100mg after instill*, Probiotics*, PT-PFD*, Valium Vag Suppositories: Cyclo/diaz/lido, 10/5/62.5mg *
      PROB MEDS: Elavil, up to 50mg 1/2011 ret&hbp, Urelle ret, Vesicare ret


      • #4
        I will keep her in my thoughts. It's so heartbreaking to have a friend suffer from a serious disease.

        Warm hugs,
        Stay safe

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        • #5
          Will do! Prayers coming her way.