If you have been following my Living With Interstitial Cystitis blog series, you know that last year, I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis, IC, and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. You can learn more about Interstitial Cystitis with my prior blog posts (“My Personal Experience with IC” and “IC and Your Diet“).
Due to the nature of this condition, many of us who have been diagnosed with IC can go through many emotions, including depression, anger, denial, grief, and a sense of overall isolation at times – as though no one else knows what we’re going through. I can tell you firsthand that all of these feelings are perfectly normal to have, especially when dealing with a painful and personal condition such as Interstitial Cystitis. But I also know how helpful it can be when you start to reach out and talk with others who can relate to the feelings and issues you’re experiencing.
Here are some great support options for you to begin exploring. Some of these are simply resources that you can use for your own education, others are various support groups and forums where you can connect with others. Feel free to share your own resources or links to blogs that you have found helpful in your own journey with Interstitial Cystitis.
Social Media Resources & Connections
Interstitial Cystitis Network
Support Groups & Forums
Other Helpful Links & Websites to Explore
Voices of Hope Blog (Stories of hope, encouragement and success from the IC community)
Public Restroom & Travel Tips (ichelp.org)
Fitness & IC (ichelp.org)
If you have begun to use catheters as a related aid to your condition, you can turn to 180 Medical for a listening ear and professional, top-class service during this difficult time. We have a wide selection from allof the top catheter manufacturers. Contact one of our highly-trained, friendly specialists today, and we’ll be glad to help you find the right catheter for your needs.