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06-27-2012, 03:40 AM
Queenmellybee, For whatever reason I was unable to respond by private message (computer stuff I guess). But I hope you do see this post because I wanted to clarify my statement from 2010 for you. I am still currently visiting Dr. Robert Evans in Winston Salem and I would never go to anyone else for treatment. However, I do have a nurse praticitioner in my area (I live over an hour from Evan's office) that is very knowledgable and attends yearly lectures about IC and especially has an interest in treating Vulodynia. I see her for my routine pap smears and she will see me between visits to Dr. Evans if I need meds for yeast or any other minor issues. I keep a list of meds for both Evans and her so they can treat me accordingly. I do know that Dr. Evans has a satelite office in Kernersville, NC. But, he sees the patients in that office and is there only once a week, I think.
I am sorry if I didn't make myself clear in my post. I would never want to mislead anyone. If you do move to NC, please let me know and I will be glad to give you Dr. Evans information.
Have a great day free of flares.
08-20-2012, 04:33 AM
Thank you so much for your reply Blazer55!!
I was lucky enough to have an appointment set for October with Dr. Evans, that got bumped up to next week (8/27), due to a cancellation!!
My husband and I are driving up from central Florida to Evans' Greensboro office for this appointment, and paying 100% out of pocket as my BCBS insurance won't cover out of state Drs..... so there is a LOT riding on this appointment!
Please say a prayer for me that all goes well, and that Dr. Evans can help me!
Thank you for your answers and support of him as a great physician. All your information has been helpful!
08-20-2012, 05:58 AM
Queenmellybee, I am so glad that you have an appointment with Dr. Evans. I pray for you to find a calm state (I don't like to use the word remission it makes me feel like I have cancer or something. That might sound silly, but I just don't like using it.)
I am currently visiting a PT for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. It has been an eye opener in respect to how my entire body is beginning to suffer from the stress and frustration of daily pain of one kind or another. I am also going to a Bio Therapist to help me learn how to relax and reduce pain and hopefully the duration of flareups. I did not realize how much I had let IC consume my everyday life. I am trying to accept the fact that I am not IC; IC is something I have like Diabetes or High Blood Pressure. I have always felt like a strong willed person and somewhere along my journey with IC, I let it over ride my survival intincts and my zest for life. If my visits seeing Rhonda and Becky at Intergrative Therapies in Greensboro don't do anything to calm down my IC, at least I can say I am learning how to quit talking about it every moment driving myself and everyone else in my family crazy. I am so blessed with a awesome family in my life that loves me and wants me to enjoy being a wife, a mother and a grandma. And they have heard me too many times complain about what I can't do, what I can't eat or how I my bladder is behaving. Enough already!!! I have a long ways to go, but I am trying to focus on putting my life back together without giving in to the pain all the time and treat IC for what it is, a disease that habilitates my body's functions, but doesn't dictate my life's existence.
I pray for a cure for our diseases. And I hope you find answers and solutions to your symptons with Dr. Evans. I did. And Dr. Evans is all for PT and alternative stress management. I hate pills and Lord knows we take enough of those, so if a little therapy helps, so be it.
Please let me know how the appointment goes and post a thread when you move to NC.
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