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The blog of IC Network founder Jill H. Osborne, sharing her comments, thoughts, ideas and actions happening in the IC and pelvic pain movement.

Book Review: Breaking Through Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Holistic Approach for Relief

Breaking Through Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Holistic Approach to Relief is the most important book published on IC and pelvic pain in 50 years. Dr. Jerome Weiss, a urologist, pelvic pain and myofascial specialist who practiced in Northern California, devoted his career to unraveling the many potential causes for chronic bladder and pelvic pain. Dr. [...]

By |2020-02-19T21:23:38-08:00February 19th, 2020|Front Page Feed, Jill's Journal, Our Blog|Comments Off on Book Review: Breaking Through Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Holistic Approach for Relief

Valentines Day, Intimacy and IC

I apologize in advance if this column offends anyone but we do, on occasion, need to talk about intimacy and how IC can impact that. For those of you who know me, you know that I'm very direct about the issues that we struggle with. I believe that IC can strengthen rather than weaken our [...]

By |2019-02-13T12:56:33-08:00February 13th, 2019|Front Page Feed, Jill's Journal, Our Blog, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Valentines Day, Intimacy and IC

Self Help Tip – Don’t Let Fear of Physical Therapy Stop You

We’ve long passed those days when we believed that IC was an incurable bladder disease. Today, we consider IC/BPS a pelvic pain syndrome that can involve structures beyond the bladder, often the pelvic floor muscles. Dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles can trigger all of the symptoms we normally associate with the bladder, including frequency, urgency, pressure [...]

By |2018-11-28T00:23:56-08:00November 3rd, 2018|Front Page Feed, Jill's Journal, Our Blog, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Self Help Tip – Don’t Let Fear of Physical Therapy Stop You

Self-Help Tip – Turning Self Doubt Into Self Confidence

Though my IC (i.e. bladder pain) officially began when I was 32, I spent much of my 20's struggling with many of the conditions we now know are related to IC. I had vulvodynia in high school and college that felt like a painful yeast infection. Despite many trips to the doctor, they rarely found [...]

By |2018-08-10T21:47:59-07:00August 10th, 2018|Awareness, Front Page Feed, Jill's Journal, Self Care, Self-Help Tips for IC, Bladder & Pelvic Pain|Comments Off on Self-Help Tip – Turning Self Doubt Into Self Confidence