• Posted by Cathy
  • 14 Jan 2009

So I saw the nurse practitioner on Monday. I told her how frustrated I was and how I couldn’t sleep, and the pain was there all the time. She increased my nortriptyline to see if that would help me sleep, and she is going to send me to the Palliative Clinic at the Cancer Center in Strong. They help deal with people who have pain in the end stages of their lives and people who have severe pain. I’m hoping they will be able to help me. They wanted me to go back to the pain center, but I have been there before, and wasn’t impressed. I had a nerve block and a radio frequency ablation and both helped for only a little while. but then the pain came back. I was not impressed with the doctor’s either. However the doctor’s that helped me while I was in the hospital after my last surgery were from the pain clinic and I liked themĀ  a lot. I will see what happens at this clinic and then go from there.

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  • Posted by Cathy
  • 25 Nov 2008

Welcome to I have IC (Interstitial Cystitis). This is my first post, and is just a general hello. I am going to be adding posts from my journal that I have been keeping ever since I was diagnosed with IC. Also, I will be adding information about surgeries, treatments, and new things happening in the IC community. Hope you get a lot of information from this site and will leave plenty of comments and introduce yourselves! A lot of my posts are from the past, since I am taking them out of my journal. I started a “condition journal” in November of 2007. So that will be the start of the posts, I will also post a new (daily) post as to what is going on now, hopefully everyday. Enjoy!

Cathy

P.S.- Please read the About page before you continue. Also, this is a work in progress so bear with me while I update. There will be new updates daily!

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