View Full Version : Just thought I'd properly introduce myself
My name is Alison,I'm 38 married and have 2 boys 11 and 14.I am a carer for my mom who has polymositis.I had a hysterectomy at 29 for severe endometriosis and started to suffer IC symtoms shortly after.I'm still waiting for a confirmation of Ic because most doctors in England believe it's very rare and practically impossible in someone my age.I have however found a more sympathetic doctor who wants to do another biopsy before I can start any medication.Although to say I'm hopeful sounds a bit peverse, I just want to feel better.I have a wonderful extended family of brothers,nieces,nephews and inlaws. My husband Dave is very supportive although sometimes a bit unsure what to say to make it better.When I'm not in pain I can work around the frequency problems and enjoy my life.The day I found you guys was wonderful as I was begining to feel like I was going crazy.I have used the info I found to be more assertive with the doctors.So keep up the good work!
11-06-2005, 12:54 AM
Ok, let's do this properly too, lol! Hi AJB and :welcome: to the site, lol!!! :biglaugh:
Nice to know a little bit about you! We are glad you found us too!!
Hope you are feeling good today!!!
11-06-2005, 03:18 AM
hi ~~WELCOME~~ I am glad you found us, you will find a wealth of info in this site..
11-06-2005, 04:38 AM
Happy to meet you, but sorry you may have IC. I don't really understand why a doctor would say you aren't the right age for IC --- you're at probably the most common age to develop it. I hope you get a diagnosis soon so you will know exactly what it is you have to deal with.
Sending healing thoughts,
11-06-2005, 04:47 AM
:welcome: to the ICN. You will find alot of info about ic and a lot of support from other members as well.
11-06-2005, 05:29 AM
Welcome to the gang Alison and if the docs say it is rare to have this in your 30's they are loco, I'm 35! You will find a wealth of infor here and a very soft place to fall on the the bad days.
Hugs and welcome,
11-06-2005, 05:45 AM
Hi and another BIG WELCOME!!
I know I had IC at the age of 35 (perhaps younger when my IC was brewing up). I went undiagnosed for YEARS, and misdiagnosed multiple times. I agree with Barb, he's 'nuts' to say you are too young. (It sounds like he's another Physician that could use a lot more IC education!!!!!) You have definitely come to a great site!! Good luck to you and please keep us posted on how you are doing.
11-06-2005, 09:38 AM
:welcome: to the ICN. I am 28...was diagnosed at 24 and had first symptoms atage 13. I know on this board being young with IC is not unusual. I hope that you can get the help you need!!
http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/ this is an essential link for everyone with IC. It is very informative on meds, living with IC, and self help....take a look!!!
http://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7562 this is thread of pain relief the second page has attachments I believe the last attachment is the list of pain relief ideas.
http://www.ic-network.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11535 This is newbie kit from the oldies to the newbies
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