I have been an Interstitial Cystitis (IC) patient since 2002. Since then I also developed a rare lung disease and had a life saving Lung Transplant (Nov. 2014). I decided to create this blog to share my journey through IC and Transplant and hopefully help others as they deal with either IC or Transplant. This is meant to be a place of support, information & encouragement.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
MY SAINTED MOTHER!
I just have to say that my Mother is truly THE best mom there ever was! I just finished my last round of antibiotics on Thursday evening and I can tell today that I already have the signs of yet another UTI and am upset about this. Keeping me infection free until surgery on November 12th is really going to be a challenge, that's clear. So I've got that to deal with this problem and will have to call the doctor's office first thing Monday morning. In the meantime, I'm supposed to be self-catheterizing for my retention and I've used up all my Lidocaine gel and the pharmacy told me I am due to refill it but they don't have any in stock and won't until Monday. So I asked if there was a non-prescription STERILE alternative for me and they said they had something I could use. Well, my wonderful Mom called the pharmacy back and worked with them until they found some Lidocaine gel at another pharmacy as well my Latex gloves that I am also out of. She made all the calls and is running to the pharmacy to get it for me while here I lay with my heating pad and blanket trying to keep it together! My Mom really is amazing and I don't know what I'd do without her support!
So thank you to my Mom for all the love and support. I could not fight this battle without you!