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    Hello everyone!

    I haven't been on here in ahwile because I was busy planning my wedding. I just got married in NY last week!!! I owe the success of this wedding to Dr. Friedman, my urologist in MA. He put the interstim into my body in March. Everyday seems to get better and better. I can now drive to NY (6.5 hour drive) and only have to stop twice instead of every 30-60 minutes! I didn't have to go during my photography sessions at the wedding which were extremely tedious and stressful. I made it 6.5 hours with out going. I held it for pictures before the ceremony, the entire ceremony, the recieving line, (250 people) and for pictures after the ceremony. The photographer was on a time schedule, so it would have sucked for me to have to run to the bathroom every hour. I fully enjoyed my wedding and my honeymoon! The Interstim has truely saved my life! I feel like "normal" again. I still have flares but they are nothing compared to what they used to be. I have severe IC, we tried everything, the interstim was our last stop. I can't tell you all how incredibly happy I have been the last few months. I only hope that this will continue and that it will help others! I'm happy with the results so far. I can go up to 3 hours at work now and at home I can go up to 6.5 hours. This is an unbelievable miracle! If it stays this way, I'm perfectly happy, if it get's better that's just more of a miracle! I still have severe pain at night time but during the day, I'm pretty much pain free.

    I will be catching up on all of the posts I have missed.

    Love and Hugs to you ALL!!!!


  • #2
    Hi Kara:
    I am just so happy for YOU Kara !!!

    I know how much the InterStim has improved my life and I know it is a wonderful miracle to say the least!!

    I missed you Kara, I been thinking of you and wondering how things are for you, now I know and it just wonderful news to hear too!!!

    Thanks for sharing this great news too!!!
    Wishing you and your husband all the best too!!

    Lots of Hugs: Debbie
    Thinking positive has got me through to another day!!


    • #3

      I am so happy for you!

      "Faith precedes the Miracle"


      • #4
        Congratulations and best wishes --- I know you're supposed to say congratulations to the groom and best wishes to the bride --- but you definitely deserve both. I'm very glad you are doing well.

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        • #5
          I have had the InterStim for about two months, and it has helped me. I am happy to hear about your improvement also.

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          PS--- Congradulations on your wedding!


          • #6
            May you be blessed with a wonderful marriage!

            And, I am soooooooooo glad that you are getting so many hours of relief now You've earned it Kara~enjoy every second of it
            Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".


            • #7

              It is good to hear something good about the Interstim unit. My doctor would like to put it in me as I have failed all other treatments. I was wondering what symptoms you had before. Could you email me privately to tell me. My email is [email protected] Thanks Melissa