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    Sunday in church the Pastor used the theme that even a small pebble can make a big ripple when used in a strong way..meaning that even the tiniest of things we say or do could influence someone in a large way- even if we don't realize it when we say or do it. Last week I came upon a post here about the dilemna of the daily lives we struggle thru with IC and the frustration we all face. I contacted the post writer, and with her permission I used that post when I sent out notices to the Doctors for our Support Group. Last evening I received a phone call from a VERY appreciative lady, telling me that her Doctor (keep in mind this is a Dr I have gotten NO cooperation from!) had received my meeting notice with the post, and he thought she should read it, to help her realize she is NOT alone in this battle and there are those of us here and willing to help her. See?!? Even in our "venting" we sometimes, without knowing it- help others! Right now I feel like there are a LOT of pebbles I could toss around, but I don't want to press my luck and make too big a splash! A lesson learned: we all have the ability to help each other thru this!
    Northern NY state has a great IC Support Group!
    ( contact me for details )

  • #2
    So true and how wonderful that the doctor did share that post with her.

    Diagnosed August 2001

    Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)

    Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

    I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.


    “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

    “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Brian Tracy


    • #3
      What a great story. I love that quote, too, about the pebble.

      Mommy to 2 crazy, wonderful kids and wife to the most amazing man in the world!