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interstim therapy

deanna27
  • By deanna27 · New reply 8:38 pm
  • Discussion in Living with a bladder disease · 6 replies
  • I'm new to this site. I'm 40 years old and live with IC, my Dr. is wanting to put a medtronic pacemaker on my bladder. Also known as interstim therapy. Has anyone used this and if so, what are your thought ...

Need help with IC trigger food timeline

roulskandd
  • By roulskandd · New reply yesterday at 10:12 pm
  • Discussion in Living with a bladder disease · 1 reply
  • I have had severe bladder spasms for almost three months and have been very faithful about not eating or drinking anything on the trigger list but so far no help . I would like to start a food journal ...

Interstim lead moved!!!

Jenny12580
  • By Jenny12580 · New reply yesterday at 12:16 pm
  • Discussion in Living with a bladder disease · 10 replies
  • I have had the interstim since 2010, it has been a miracle until recently. I went in to have reprogrammed And had to have X-rays Bc they could not find a setting that worked in the correct area. Found ...

Medical Marijuana. Let's debate.

Katuha
  • By Katuha · New reply April 21, 2014
  • Journal · 378 replies
  • AN OPINION: My Sister, who is a RN and who suffers from constant continual severe pain as well as depression from many problems, will not use legal medical MJ for fear her primary physician will be angry ...

We’re home. 1,632 miles – 5 states – 8 days – warmth - golf.

Katuha
  • By Katuha · New reply April 18, 2014
  • Journal · 31 replies
  • I spend a lot of time on my computer because I’m retired and I obviously don’t have anything better to do right now. If spring ever comes, maybe I’ll find something else to do. Just before we left, I ...

Interstim Leads and removal

Slantz883
  • By Slantz883 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 4 replies
  • Got a question.. are the interstim leads removed also when the insterstim device is ...

DMSO - The Real Miracle Solution?

Katuha
  • By Katuha · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 17 replies
  • DMSO - The Real Miracle Solution? My wife has arthritis pain in her knees and hips on occasion. Neighbors who retired from Merc Sharp and Dohme some years ago offered a home-remedy solution that absolutely ...

Health Insurance

lMarial
  • By lMarial · Posted April 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies
  • Does anyone know any Health Insurances that cover Urodynamic Testing? I've been trying to look some up and can't find any. Thanks ...

Breathing well but went suddenly blind. A true story

Katuha
  • By Katuha · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • Our friends who live up the creek from us about half a mile are 75 years old and coping with the typical age-related issues we all (or most of us) have to eventually face. Bill has COPD, a heart condition ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

Medtronic bladder stimulator

rtracy007
  • By rtracy007 · Posted April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies
  • Hello, My mother had a medtronic device for bladder control put in place ~4yrs ago. It has only been a problem. Has not helped in anyway. Problems with bad batteries and programming never helping out ...

Trigger Food timeline for IC

roulskandd
  • By roulskandd · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with a bladder disease · 1 reply
  • Does anyone know the timeframe that it takes for something that you ate or drank to effect your bladder spasms? I want to make a food journal and try to re introduce some foods but don't know if it effects ...

Anyone with a good experience with interstim???

Jenna_Dillard
  • By Jenna_Dillard · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with a bladder disease · 33 replies
  • Hi all! I just turned 27 and on Feb. 13 will have the interstim surgery. I make frequent trips to the bathroom and leak. I get up a few times at night. While on the trial I was surprised to see something ...

Learning to Cath

KimColl62
  • By KimColl62 · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • It is the HARDEST thing to do when you are overweight. I tried several positions this weekend and found sitting on the edge of the tub. After that it was pretty easy. Thank god. I've been trying and trying ...

SOME THINGS I'VE SEEN OVER THE LAST 50 YEARS

Katuha
  • By Katuha · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Journal · 82 replies
  • My wife (of nearly 48 years now) and I purchased our first home in 1968. It was a 3 bedroom cape cod on the outskirts of a small town 35 miles north of Philadelphia on 1 full acre of land with a nice ...

Dr. K., Katuha, Mrs. Katuha, and Dakota have left the building.

Katuha
  • By Katuha · New reply April 3, 2014
  • Journal · 60 replies
  • Just so nobody thinks I'm ignoring emails or questions etc., I'm taking the wife on a little vacation. It's time to air her and me and our dog out a bit before terminal cabin fever sets in. Leaving tomorrow ...

The way doctors think about death is very different from their patients.

Katuha
  • By Katuha · New reply April 1, 2014
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • This is a radio program discussion. A very important human discussion we should and eventually all will participate in to one extent or another. It involves end of life issues and facts and choices that ...

Fighting Old Age

Katuha
  • By Katuha · New reply March 31, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • http://biggeekdad.com/2014/03/fighting-o ld-age ...

I'm new here...

newinhere
  • By newinhere · New reply March 29, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with a bladder disease · 1 reply
  • Hi everyone. Although I am new here, I am not new to OAB. I have been struggling with this disease for four years now and it started to seem like it's not going to be solved. Anyway, out of feeling depressed ...

Lithotripsy with intersteim the two together

Ga-Sunshine (Inactive)
  • By Ga-Sunshine (Inactive) · New reply March 29, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 1 reply
  • Has anyone had lithotripsy treatments while they still have an intersteim implant ...

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