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Which is it…Physical Therapy or Physical Torture?

  ***The purpose of this post is to give light and exposure to what physical therapy is like for those of us with IC and PFD. This is not in any way meant to discourage anyone from going to PT. PT is extremely beneficial in healing those of us with IC/PFD. I would not stop…… Continue reading Which is it…Physical Therapy or Physical Torture?

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What doesn’t kill you…

I’ve mentioned recently that I have been sick with bronchitis, which is difficult by itself. As someone who has asthma and chronic bronchitis, I can say that it sucks. It always makes me wish lungs were not required to live. I say this from experience… I’ve gotten bronchitis 1-2 times a year for as long…… Continue reading What doesn’t kill you…

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That Feeling of Indescribable Disconnect

I am elbow deep into my second semester of graduate school. Wow. It’s exhausting. My three classes are going well so far. I am taking Quantitative Research, Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (HBSE) and Forensic Social Work (FSW) at George Mason University. The FSW class at George Mason University (GMU) is particularly interesting. I…… Continue reading That Feeling of Indescribable Disconnect

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Valentine’s Day: Chronic Illness Edition

I’m going to be honest with you here… I have never liked Valentine’s Day. I think it’s a contrived holiday that was made up by the greeting card companies and blah blah blah… you know the spiel by now. But last year was the first Valentine’s Day I’ve ever celebrated that made me somewhat rethink…… Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Chronic Illness Edition

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Thanks, Bronchitis

I woke up recently with a sore throat. And I know what that means… I’m getting sick. Getting sick when you are already sick is the worst.  For me it goes something like this: sore throat stuffy nose post nasal drip cough drainage into lungs bronchitis lung spasms misery bladder pain more bladder pains …deathhhh…… Continue reading Thanks, Bronchitis

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Keto IC diet update: one month

***This diet is not for everyone. Everyone is different and may have different needs. I am trying this because I am going in with the hopes that it will improve my health (IC and migraines). I will keep track of what happens here on this blog. Please read this if you’re unsure what the Keto IC…… Continue reading Keto IC diet update: one month

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Self-care: A love story for the new year

Self-care – This was the word I chose as my one-word resolution for the new year. I resolved that I would actually and truly take care of myself this year because I need it. It’s not that I just want it..nope…I truly need it. So here it is, one month into the new year and it seems…… Continue reading Self-care: A love story for the new year