Thursday, 3 November 2011

IC in the Workplace!


 IC can’t be left at home, so dealing with it in the workplace is a given for employed ICers. Some bosses and co-workers are compassionate and some aren’t. No special formula exists to deal with co-workers, but there are some things to keep in mind. Since IC can take so long to diagnose, some patients must involve their co-workers before they know what’s wrong.
Inevitably, there will be some bosses and co-workers who won’t understand. Though some co-workers are sympathetic, the boss is far from it. Mostly, people who are understanding and sympathetic in general are more likely to be that way in dealing with IC. But those who lack understanding are going to be the same way in dealing with the situations.
“When you treat your disease as you would anything else-just one aspect of your life-others will be likely to do the same”—Anonymous.
Courtesy : IC Optimist

How Urologists can help IC patients


Urologists can help IC patients with their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Urologists need to look at the entire patient and not focus solely on the bladder. One of the major conditions in conjunction with IC is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD). The other conditions associated with IC are allergies, fibromyalgia and migraines. PFD is estimated to be present in 70 to 80 percent of IC patients.
It is very important for urologists to keep a track of patient’s progress. Diagnosing IC is a trial and error process, which is something both the urologist and the patient must understand in working together to find a viable solution.
IC is indeed very painful, but proper management and a little support from your family and friends and some support from your urologist can make life as beautiful as it was before you were diagnosed with IC.
courtesy : IC Optimist