• Posted by MS.T
  • 03 Feb 2010

I am a 33 year old female. I have been living with IC for over 10 years now. I have to say it has been a long haul and I am still pressing on. I have more bad days then good but you know I won’t complain. I have had a lot of surgeries. My first on was when they went in to see how far I had progressed. The next surgery was when they scrapped out all of the polyps out of my bladder. I can honestly say this was one of the worst surgeries I ever had. I was hooked up to a morphine drip afterward and that didn’t help. Can you imagine having urine in your bladder after the have gone in and scrapped everything out. All I wanted to do was scream but I was in a hospital. They put in a foley for at least a week. I was just suffering. I didn’t want to be touched at all. The next surgery was to try to stretch out my bladder so it could hold more urine. That surgery did not work. I was stuck with a foley for another week. I was told that I have a very small bladder. My bladder does not hold as much urine as a normal person’s would. That makes having IC even worse because it already makes you go a lot so I go more than a normal person with IC. Man life is grand. I was put on meds after the first surgery. My medication was not strong then. I don’t recall being on pain meds then just antibiotics and  Prosed or Pyridium. Why can’t they find something that won’t change your urine and underwear colors. Lol I just thought I would add that. Things started to go down hill for me when I could not urinate. I would have to go to the emergency room because you can’t have urine in your body for over a certain amount of hours and I would be pass that. The ER would only catheterize (probably spelled wrong I’m not good at that meds make me trip) me. So when it got worse I had to learn to use a catheter in myself. I have to say I hated that. It hurts so bad going in and I don’t care how much I do it I still tense up. Tensing up only makes it worse. You get it over with and when you can finally urinate on your own it burns like hell. I mean come on why aren’t catheters made of some sort of soft material so it won’t do that. I still use catheters now over 10 years later. I’m a lil tired I will be back later if you have any questions or comments feel free to do so.

 
 

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