This is my last one.
No more clever cups for you...
I'm sure I'll be back! :)
Thursday was my last instillation, which means that I no longer have to pee in a cup once a week and then have large quantities of odd smelling medicine "instilled" in my bladder in a less-than-pleasant manner. I prefer to keep my urethra catheter-free, thankyouverymuch.
All-in-all, the instillations were helpful in reducing the pain I feel from Interstital Cystitis, and each one was less painful than the one before, so I'm glad I did it. Do I think I'll never have to do it again? No, I don't. It's a lifelong disease and I'm sure I'll need these treatments again in the future. At least the next time I'll know what I'm in for and I won't be as nervous. And I'm thankful that I'm not one of the IC sufferers who must catheterize her/himself three times a day to do instillations in an attempt to just survive without being in agony. I've been in pretty bad shape myself, but not to that point. I plan on continuing to treat my IC aggressively to stay on top of it. This is not a disease you can let get away from you. Well, actually, it IS a disease that you can let get away from you, but then it snowballs into a disastrous mess that requires physical therapy, drugs, and a lot of agony to get out from under.
I hope I'm never that person again. I'm paying attention this time.
And now, since this is a humor blog, I give you the Umbilical Brothers, who make me laugh:
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