I hope that the work of Dr. Rosenberg and many other doctors, specialists and people who play an active part within the ICA, ICN and IC patients continue to make a stand and to fight for disability benefits for IC patients, awareness of IC continues to be spread, and better protocols for diagnosing and treating IC continue to become the new and less painful standard for this year. I am reminded by the example that one small candle can bring light into darkness. Each of us have a role to play in the world of IC and whether or not you have a medical acronym behind your name, we can continue to shine light and hope for millions who feel a pain and a darkness they might not have been aware of until recently.
Currently I am reading a new book written by an IC patient and nurse and I am filled with encouragement about connections she found with IC and how consuming gluten can attribute to IC pain and symptoms. Expect to hear great things about this book and this nurse in upcoming blogs! I have nothing but hope and encouragement that by continuing to spread our knowledge and our experiences we can shine our small candles of hope to other IC patients. Well I am off to refill my mug and to enjoy the silence of snow falling on the roof.