Well, here we are 78 days later and I am UTI free! This is a big deal for me; I am only 12 days away from hitting 90 days without an infection. That will be a landmark and the longest period of time I have gone without an infection in over 3 years. I am very pleased. I don't want to get myself too excited and set myself up for disappointment if I hit a bump in the road. But I am optimistic and that's a good thing!
I feel my body is still in recovery mode from nearly 4 years of UTI's on top of IC but breaking the cycle is allowing me to recover and get back to what I call "my normal level of bad" which is simply living with my IC and its symptoms and issues. Believe me, right now I'll take it!
I see my doctor this week and I will be interested to hear how he feels we should proceed. We will have quite the discussion I am sure. But, whatever we decide is the best approach going forward, I am grateful for the plan he put together that has gotten me this far.
So, I tick the days off on the calendar as each day passes that I am UTI free. Today is 78 days and counting! And I am grateful.