5.30.2013

My IC story and maybe TMI


My Story 

August 10th 2011 is when i first started having pain like a bladder infection, so i would buy over the counter medications to help, it would help for a bit then it would flare up again, there was no indication when it was going to strike me…
Numerous times i went to the ER and complained of a pain in my bladder area, numerous times they told me its all in my head…. it would make me feel like i was crazy and not sure what to do, i would end up in pain again in a few days and go thru the same things over and over. 
I was starting to believe that i was going crazy and there was nothing wrong with me, UNTIL finally a doctor in the Emergency asked about IC and really thought i had this disease.. so we started with running tests, all the signs added up, the pain was just like described, that's when he suggested i go to see a colleague of his..Dr Strand, so i had seen Dr Strand previously to get an IUD, this appointment was about 6 months earlier then this issue started. 
Went to see Dr Strand, he wanted  to do a exploratory surgery to see if he could see anything that was causing this pain, he planned to have me in the ER and go from there. 
Day of surgery arrived and i arrived at the hospital, was already to get this over with and to find out where my pain was coming from. Hubby waited with me, i don't remember anything about going in the ER etc, and when i came out i was out of it, i can vaguely remember being wheeled to the car and home to rest.. 
Dr Strand did tell me that i had little pin holes in my bladder and that was causing my pain, he prescribed medications and sent me home, telling me to come back in 3 months… Thanks… not really helpful but anyway

I went to my family doctor a few days later and he had my results, neither of us were happy with Dr Strand, just putting me on medication that we didn't know would work or what the next steps for me would be. 
Both myself and my family doctor ( who was amazing) decided i needed a second opinion…
made sense to me and so we went on the look for one who i would like to talk to about this. 
This is when i found an angel of a doctor( she was so helpful, she listened, she gave advice and helped every where she could.

Dr Basjack was her name and she was a life saver for myself and my husband. 
She first and foremost listened to me tell my story, how i felt etc…
she then confirmed it was Interstitial Cystis,{

**Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. The symptoms vary from case to case and even in the same individual. People may experience mild discomfort, pressure, tenderness, or intense pain in the bladder and pelvic area. Symptoms may include an urgent need to urinate, a frequent need to urinate, or a combination of these symptoms. Pain may change in intensity as the bladder fills with urine or as it empties. Women’s symptoms often get worse during menstruation. They may sometimes experience pain during vaginal intercourse.}**
 and my journey began….
First thing she wanted to do was to stretch my bladder- that hurt and i wasn't able to it finish. It was horrible pain and after wards there was blood etc, then she wanted to do another test, it was almost like an allergy test- this one didn't hurt as much and we manage to finish this one, there was a catheter in place etc, i don't remember much about it. 
She then proceeded to give me a meal plan to follow very closely.. 
within the meal plan i had to cut out a lot of foods, foods that i love so much like:
Salsa
Oranges - anything Orange is a major trigger for me
Orange juice
all fruit except blueberries.
anything tomato based
nothing citrus or with acid
this cuts out a lot of things
caffeine
but i was willing to try this instead of being on a lot of medication. 

It was very hard to just not eat any of the above, i started reading labels and being very careful, but it didn't matter how careful i was, the flare ups were still happening. I was at the point where i was scared every day that i could have another flare up and if this happened i would have more pain then i could physically bear, there were times when i was having a flare up that my body would shake and shiver like cold chills, then my fever would start, and i would feel very very "off", nurses told me my blood pressure would be up by then as well. 

This is when the journey of finding the correct dosage of medication began- wow, quite the journey it was… just when you think you have the right amount, flare ups begin again and again.  
I was tried on different types of medication, such as : 

Elmiron- 4 per day
Elavil- 2 per day 
Tramacet- this was a life saver in the beginning
Hydrocortazin- 1 per day
Tramdol- 2 per day

It was always a hit or miss with the medications because of the pain that was worst each time it happened. 
My poor doctor i think she was tired of seeing a phone mesg from me, yet she always called back and most times got me in to see her the next day. 
Finally, I was having some relief with the dosage. 
I was taking all the above and was doing well for several months…

Brings me up to July when we moved to a new province and i had no family doctor here- 
my flare ups kept getting worst and worst, there was no relief and there was no one who really knew how to treat me, i called my doctor back home and there was nothing she could do because she can't see me and don't want to change any medications now- which makes sense…
but it is so hard to deal with this. 

Many trips to the ER lately and it takes  more and more to have the pain gone, like in the past few weeks, it took 6 dosages of pain medication {including Demerol, toradol and some other type that i don't know what it is because at this point, the pain was very bad…}
They also did a ultrasound the last time i was there and it showed up that i have a cyst on my ovary as well, thanks body, i didn't need this 

So this leaves me with needing a medication change and no doctor to do that for me, i am supposed to see a specialist soon and we will go from there, but in the mean time i am dealing with pain and don't know what to do. My last trip to the Er they got me in touch with the most amazing doctor i have ever had the privilege of knowing.. Dr Ferro... 
I got in to see him, and from the beginning he needed to have a "look around and try to stretch" but he was putting me to sleep, this surgery came April 30th, it was a easy, quick recovery etc, but 2 weeks later while at work, the pain hit me, wasn't as bad but it was def there... I was so crushed, so hurt and so disappointed that this was happening again...
I called him up and he told me to come in and visit with him.. we talked for a while, he then offered to try Bladder Instills, i would get 6 treatments and then i shouldn't have any flair ups for a long time... 
started those 3 weeks ago....
the first two i hardly had any pain at all in between the two, he first told me i wouldn't find any relief until after the 3rd treatment... 

I had my third treatment last friday, i have had 2 major flair ups this week, one of them i had to leave work and go to the ER for morphine treatment... 

Right now i am feeling so discouraged, asking God why these treatments are not working like they should be... 
IC is a painful yet hidden disease because no one can see it.. it is there and it very real. NO Matter what people may tell you
There is a lot of information out there, but here are some of my fav pages:

http://www.moarkic.com
http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/interstitialcystitis/#cause
http://www.ic-network.com/whatisinterstitialcystitis/

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5.23.2013

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5.22.2013

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Wednesdays for Women ( Guest Posting)


When i was thinking about beginning Just for Women Wednesdays, i knew there were some people id love to have guest post and below is one of my favorite bloggers of all time... 

So enough from me, let Emily encourage you today 
Hi everyone! My name is Emily and I blog over at Newlywed Moments about everything from romance to recipes to real life. I want to begin by saying thank you so much to Terri for letting me guest post here today! What a privilege it is to be here and get to know you lovely readers!
Some random facts about me: A year ago, I got married to Hudson – my best friend and high school sweetheart. I love Jesus. I hate coffee but I’m still addicted to Starbucks. I’m from the northeast but secretly wish I lived in the south.  Oh, and I absolutely LOVE making blog friends…so make sure you come “visit” my blog
Today I want to get "real" with you guys.
Sometimes I struggle with fear.
Fear of all the "what ifs" running through my head.
What if someone breaks into our apartment? What if I get a call that my husband was in an accident? What if someone really close to me dies?
They're legitimate fears, maybe, but does that make them okay to dwell on? 
No.
God is so much greater than our fears. 
Why do I even worry when we know He already has a plan? He has been so faithful in the past, so it should be no question to trust Him with my future.
I have been so encouraged by this Bible verse: "Be strong and courageous; do not be terrified or afraid because of them. For the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you." -- Deuteronomy 31:6
When we dedicate our lives to God and make daily choices that honor Him, He will never leave us.
There's no need to worry.
Just some thoughts from my life today :)

5.20.2013

Weekend Recap



Happy MAY 2-4 Weekend 

Friday: TGIF: another week filled up at work, i feel mentally, physically and emotionally drained..
Mentally because of all the information I'm getting at work, only on day 12 yet, have 35 days in training, then 2 weeks actually job shadowing, its good though.

Physically because i had another treatment today, this one was much worst then the first one, the nurse was super sweet to me though. I brought a book with  me to read, because once it is done, u have to lay still for 30 mins to make sure it does its thing, well i dropped my book on the floor and the nurse was done so she was gone out for me to rest, so my book didn't get read :p

Emotionally: I really get emotional more so lately then ever before, i don't know what it is.. maybe because i am so tired all the time, i find if I'm tired I'm moody and emotional, that could be what it is.

I came home from the treatment and had to give in and rest, hubby made ribs on the BBQ for dinner, i slept for 2 hours then i got up and ate... really didn't do much at all on Friday night.  Watched some big brother reruns and some 90210

Saturday: Brooke and Daddy went geocaching for the day. So I wanted to do something fun, but i also needed to clean my house.....so i text my new friend Amy to hang out....she came over while i cleaned, i took a shower then we headed out for our adventure...
I wanted to find some "Fredericton" souvenirs for my Cara box friend this month. no luck, it is hard to find anything here...until the tourist season, i couldn't believe it, so now i need to find another idea for her. 
We also went to the Farmers market ( held every weekend here), i love the market, it is so awesome. Look at the awesome lunches we got

Amy's lunch and she got a hot dog tornado 

Mine was a potato tornado
So awesomely good. 

It was home fries on a stick to be truthful and yet it was so delicious. 

We shopped around at market....it was fun.

Then we went to the library and got some books, went to a souvenir store, then to a grocery store.
We grilled and Amy ate with us, was so much fun with her today  

Sunday:
After Sunday School, we mowed the lawn, well hubby did and i took a mini nap because Sunday School exhausts me. at 4:30 pm 
We went to our annual youth convention and a mini getaway :)
here is my girl in the foyer of the church/hotel:

There was over 1000 young people there. The speaker was Rev Staten, he challenged our young people to be different and not give in to worldly pleasures that can seem so enticing to them, it was a great service.
After service we went with friends to McDonalds for a snack, chatted a bit then went back to our friends where we stayed last night.
For the first in a very long time, I slept like a baby, I was so exhausted and my body keeps yelling at me to get some more rest, I just can't sleep well...



Near the hotel we shad service at.. gorgeous city 

Brooke with her friend Erika, those two play so well 

cting silly 

Monday - its our May 24th weekend here which means no work or school, so we hung out for a bit with Katie and Nathan and then went to see my aunt who I haven't seen in 20 years- was an awesome time to see her again.
We then had to stop by a pharmacy bc Brooke had a toothache and no dentist open today, so thankfully a good pharmacist recommended some stuff and she is feeling better now. She can see the dentist tomorrow.


My Brothers girlfriend just graduated from university, so proud of Julia, she is such a wonderful girl, graduated from Arts. 


here is my brother with her, they look so cute. Love ya both <3 
 

Back to work and school tomorrow. I have a busy week coming up. 



Wednesday for Women had a wonderful first week, got so many compliments on the wonderful idea to begin this for women, this week we have a guest so make sure to come by and read what she has to say :) 

Cheers <3 

5.15.2013

wednesdays for women

Wednesdays are for Women( to encourage and uplift) 
THE POWER OF WORDS
You can tell where people are from by how they talk, some people have an accent while some people may be difficult to understand them... but it dont matter as long as our words are uplifting and encouraging. 
We’re a royal priesthood.  I want the accent of heaven thick on my speech! Faith pleases God. Complaining deeply pains Him. I want an ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE. When we've got a spirit of complaining, we'll complain even when God moves!
Example: we need a new house.  God gives you a new house.  Now...we got to clean it!
THE SPIRIT OF THE WORLD IS UNGRATEFULNESS
Nearly every day we hear someone say, "________ sucks!"  This thinking leads to places we don't want to go. At any given time, I am one minute away from depression."
GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND YOUR MINDS 
What is going on in our heart will come out when we open the spout.
COMPLAINING 
gives the enemy a "sphere” (a place, a license) of influence in our lives.   It will affect us emotionally.
PRAISE 
is the constant atmosphere of His people. Take off the spirit of heaviness and replace with a garment of praise!  Shake off complaining.  It doesn't fit anymore.
You can speak words that take the life right out of someone OR speak words that put darkness to flight!  Ephesians 3:21
EN-COURAGE:  put courage into someone
DIS-COURAGE:  take courage out of someone
God is concerned about the way we talk TO and ABOUT one another, it's a major stronghold the words that come out of your mouth will defile you!
OUR WORDS ARE LIKE SPARKS THAT CAN SET A WHOLE FOREST ON FIRE. Don’t pollute other people with your mouth! (Slander, tale-bearing, evil speaking, gossip).
Psalm. 39:1 “I will watch my ways & keep my tongue from sin.  i will put a muzzle on my mouth."
Psalm. 141:3 “set a guard over my mouth, o Lord & keep watch over the doors of my lips."
Ecclesiastes. 5:2,3  "do not be quick with your mouth."  "Let my words be few."
Words can set all kinds of things into motion, when you slander someone, you "lock" them in....DOOM them, the things we talk about most.....we magnify, the things we talk about least.....we minimize! When Jesus is magnified, our problems are minimized!
LOVE covers a multitude of sins. 
 I Peter 4:8    LOVE builds people up!

Bitter or Better

Wednesdays are for Women ( to encourage and uplift). I will have guest bloggers post here from time to time and if you are interested in being agues, please get in touch with me and i would love to have you visit terrigrothe@gmail.com


Today's topic is: 




The Webster definition of bitterness is:

Bitterness : resentment, a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill will 

Matthew 6:14-15 
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

When you choose to be better and not bitter- you feel happier, your outlook on life will change, they say positivity breeds positivity.
So if you feel a bitterness against someone whether it be your co worker, your best friend, your sister, mother, friend, pastor, pastors wife- let it go, ask Jesus to make you better and to take the bitterness away. I know some people say well if this happened to you, you would feel this way as well, and you are right, but we have to let bitterness go and we need to have Jesus mold us, shape us and make us better. I am glad to say that we are friends again now and i am glad the past is forgotten, but because we are human, we do think about these things many times, yet we need to learn to let them go. 

Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.


Are you Bitter or Better? 


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5.14.2013

Guest posting :)


Terri,

I would like to thank you for considering my post. This post is about me wanting to be "Invisamom", just desperately wanting a little "ME" time. Something as just taking a shower, actually eating and finishing a warm plate, has now become a luxury to me. Thanks for letting me share my story.

Invisible Mommy

I want to disappear sometimes. I really really do. Like a good old magic trick. Abra Cadabra! *poof* mommy's gone.....

It's so hard being a single parent. The lack of a companion that can help isn't there. I eat, breathe, shit, sleep, my son. I mean I don't mind it but at times I just want a break. F- that, I NEED a break! I love my darling baby. I really really do but there are times when he gets into his whiny mode (oh for the love of God, I hate the noise he makes) drives me crazy!. Maybe because one of my biggest pet peeves is WHINING! And he does it sometimes and its like OMG get me out of here! (that's where my disappearing act would come into effect).

When he whines, he's usually wants something. So since we do not speak the same language, I try my best to figure out what he wants. When all has failed and he doesn't want anything I suggested I feel defeated. Like, I have no clue as to what he wants. I know he is teething so I comfort myself with that answer. But his teeth has been coming in for a while now and he hasn't been a grump. I guess I am comparing him to other babies because I hear some not so pleasant stories about teething. And here is mine, just chilling, with a few whines here and there. I feel so awful when I get upset with him because I don't know what to do for him. I feel like a bad parent getting mad at him. I mean, how can I get mad at my sunshine? My little monkey, my baba, my first true love. He doesn't mean any harm. But yet, knowing all these things, I still get frustrated.

I sometimes wish his father was around during times like this because I need a breather. Just a cool, calm, collective moment to gain my sanity back. Even though I know his father won't be around, I just wish I had someone I can hand him off too time to time. There are times when he is in his crib or playpen and he goes into that mode that I hide behind the couch or under my blanket so he won't see me. I sometime stop dead in my tracks and stand there as if I am suddenly going to disappear. I know, that sounds soo awful! Please don't call child protective service on me, I really and truly love my son. I just hide for a little. 2-3 minutes tops! I wait to see if he will stop. If not then I go get him and see what he wants. Most time he just wants me and then the guilt kicks in. How could I leave him in there for 2 minutes when all he wants is his mommy. I don't know, maybe it's just me and a first time mommy thing. I'm still learning the ropes and trying my best when it comes to Archer. When he sleeps during the night, I stare at him and reflect about our day together and smile and then the 1 or 2 times I play invisamom makes me frown. I just want what's best for my son you know? I know I can give him things but sometimes I feel like I can't. How can 1 parent do everything? I'm still figuring it out. It's hard, very hard. I think I need to have more confidence in myself that I am prepared and can do it. This is just a random question and this goes for single parents and coupled parents do you guys ever feel that way? I'm starting to feel like a bad mom during those whiny moments.

5.12.2013

Weekend Recap

Friday: Worked til 2:15 ( we get off early every Friday), hubby picked me up so i could head to the hospital for my first Bladder Instill treatment, got checked into admitting, they told me to go to the 4th floor and a nurse will meet me there, What an amazing nurse she was, she knew i was nervous so she chatted a lot to me, told her how awesome she was. I got the treatment done and the procedure wasn't to painful, the recovery after wasn't to bad, but i was mentally and physically exhausted because i worked all day and we are getting right into the actual hands on training and it exhausts me.
I got home around 4:30, i then went to bed to rest up, Brooke had Destiny come over at 6:30 for a sleepover ( they are taking turns every weekend for a sleepover here or Destiny's house). I am so glad Brooke has a friend like her here.
It was also pay day, felt good to get a cheque again
 We all watched the hockey game, the Bruins didn't win :( makes me sad and nervous at the same time because it isn't the time for them to be losing, not much longer left to play, so wake up Bruins.

Saturday: I slept in really late, its to embarrassing to write here, then i had a crazy bad head ache maybe from to much sleep, but it went away.
Andrew and I went to get some groceries, then i went to see Big Wedding with my friend Nicole, it was an hilarious movie, was nice to hang out with her.
Came home and had a craft time with my sister via face time, makes me miss her and my babies so much more.
Tried to go to bed rather early but off course i couldn't sleep so i got up to watch some Big Brother which i am now addicted to... love it

Sunday: Mother's Day- the day when this Momma does nothing but get herself ready for church and get Brooke ready off course, but i don't cook or clean. 
We had a beautiful Mothers Day service this morning, Sunday School was cut down because of the presentations upstairs, They gave us a beautiful coffee cup, plants, books, I made a presentation to our Pastor's wife, gave her flowers and read her a poem titled "Our Pastor's wife"- she was surprised, love that woman so much. 
Brooke got me the following:

 
This one she made me in school: It says she loves when we spend time together, when i talk about her on my blog it makes her smile ( she reads here, Hi Baby Girl) and how she loves me, I love home made gifts like this from the heart ♥, no flowers or chocolate could ever give ya the feeling that this does. 

 
Plant on the left she made for me at day care, middle is the mug i got from the church, plant she made for me in sunday school with an adorable verse on it. 

We dressed in purple and white today, love this kiddo more then words can ever say, she is so perfect and it is a joy to be her momma ♥ 

They made me pancakes and bacon for lunch which is exactly what i wanted, and it was so nice to not have to do dishes, cook or clean today, although i did fold some laundry, we need clothes after all:p

We did go for ice cream before bed as well.

Hope all of you Mothers had an awesome Mother's Day. 


5.11.2013

Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to my most amazing Mother.

Wish we lived closer today Mom, but i know you are reading here so have a great day and thank you for all the things you do for me each and every day
It is hard to find the words to tell you exactly how i feel

Dear Mom

I want to say so many things;
I don't know how to start.
I want to capture and describe
The feelings of my heart.

But words are so inadequate
To tell you how I feel
That scarcely any thing I say
Will my True thoughts reveal.

Just let it now suffice to say
That deep inside I know
My love for you is something
That I never will outgrow.

Your many special traits will always
In my heart combine
In such a way that you alone
A perfect mom define.

Your warmth and caring are the traits
That I am proudest of.
My future's brighter through
The fine example of your love.


Mom and my Brother dancing at his high school graduation 

Mom, Brooke and I 4 years ago. 

Thanks Mom,
I love you 


Changes


Changes that are coming beginning NOW


















Wednesdays for Women is now born and i am so glad to share some devotions each week with you all and to encourage and uplift other women who read here. So check back every Wednesday for a topic to uplift and i will also get some guest bloggers to post here. 

I am no longer posting Huge giveaways on my blog- simply because i am to busy to do them :( Working full time is hard, and then a child, husband and all sorts of things going on for church, i don't have the time to be checking each person to make sure they followed the rules. I will participate in them if i feel i can manage it. Thanks for understanding. 



5.10.2013

Fridays confessionals


I Confess......

1: im ready to quit my job already because i feel so stupid at times and don't feel like im learning 

2: We I'd love to have another baby

3: I fall in love with my husband every day

4: i want to buy a new summer wardrobe 

Linking up from over here 

5.09.2013

Midweek Randoms

I have really been missing my blog
I've had some things scheduled so other then that its been boring around the blog world.

Work is so busy, Oh my word.
Still in the classroom training and wow, i am lost in all the different screens there are etc....
today we are beginning to wrap it all together but i cannot figure it out for the life of me,
I missed an hour this morning for a Dr apt and i think that threw me behind.

Dr apt today was with the surgeon from my surgery a few weeks ago now (April 30th)
he wanted to see me to begin some other treatments seeing as this one didn't work,
beginning tomorrow i am going to have Bladder Installation Therapy done..
I'm told it is very painful while having it done, read more about it here:

I want this to work because truthfully i am in constant pain, the Dr told me the surgery should have helped but it didn't at all, well maybe for the first few days, im hoping it helps.

We have found a new home as well, we have to be out of here come Aug 1, makes me so sad, but time to move on to better things.  The new home is much smaller, but hey, its cozy and we will enjoy it.

How's your week

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5.06.2013

HELLO & WELCOME! 
Introducing the official headquarters of showing some LOVE  to your fellow Bloggers every
Wednesday a.k.a. "Hump Day"!
Okay, not really the "headquarters" but still... 
Let's Party!
This blog hop was born in true "hippie fashion" with the idea of giving, sharing and spreading LOVE in mind. 
There seems to be so much dark in the world (especially on the news) lately so why don't we band together to help spread more of the peace, LOVE & beauty in the world in the world? 
Let's stand together and shine our bright lights of positive energy and overcome all of the darkness
Submissions will be open for 3 days, starting every Tuesday at 5am & ending every Thursday at 11pm.
Please see below for the simple rules. :)  
  • 'Share the LOVE' with a post (new or old) about "LOVE"... about something or someone you LOVE... something you would LOVE to try... or something you saw that reminded you of LOVE and the beauty in the world.... You get the idea! 
  • Follow your hostess... which is ME! :) 
  • Follow our LOVELY co-hostesses: 
and 
Leave a comment if you'd like them to follow you too!
  • Show some LOVE to our AWESOME Bloggess of Honor...   
 Rachel @ The Tao of Poop
    *Congrats,  Rachel!*
    *Want to be our Bloggess of Honor??  Be sure to follow ALL of the rules and come back next time to see if YOU get randomly selected!*
    • Visit at least 3 other bloggers on the link-up and be sure to Show Them Some LOVE by leaving a comment if you would like them to follow you back! 
    • Share this blog hop on at least one of your social outlets... Facebook, Twitter, etc., to help this blossom bloom!  And by 'this blossom', I mean this PARTY! And by 'bloom', I mean GROW!! 
    • Take our peace sign badge at the bottom and proudly display it on your side bar and/or blog post to encourage others to Show Some LOVE with us! Also so you know where to come back next time. :)
    That's it! So what are you waiting for?! 
    Ready, Set, 
    Link-up! (please contact us at mhippiemomma@gmail.com or visit our Sponsor Page if you'd like to be a one of our lovely co-hosts we love & adore so much)  ;)

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