Interstitial Cystitis is a chronic illness that affects the bladder. IC may also be referred to as painful bladder syndrome (PBS), bladder pain syndrome (BPS), and chronic pelvic pain. I refer to it as one thing mostly:
Interstitial Cystitis, along with being a mouthful to say, is incurable. I take a daily medication that may or may not partially heal my bladder. The hope is that, one day, I'll be able to reintroduce foods back into my diet. Probably not Mountain Dew, but given they've started adding fake sugar to pop, I can't really complain. But I would like to eat chocolate again.
Have you ever heard of IC before? Can I get some good vibes sent to the people researching this disease so they can find a cure?