My Healing Journey From Start to Present
Updated: Aug 9, 2022
At 21 I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis after a hospital stay while I was on vacation in Florida. Chronic inflammation of the bladder, cause “unknown”, extremely difficult to treat and symptoms feel like a constant UTI. When I was younger, I would get chronic UTIs because of all the inflammatory food I was eating. The lymph system in my body was dirty, making it the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. I took a lot of antibiotics but the inflections would always come back because I was never addressing the root problem. Overtime the pain was there with no infection and that’s when it became bad enough to be considered a chronic illness.
I went on with my life after being diagnosed, living like that everyday managing my pain with herbs and supplements. I was offered but not taking any pharmaceuticals because I knew they wouldn’t help. The last time I took antibiotics was 2014 after being in the hospital for a couple days. Physically they didn't help the pain. I was still drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes and eating whatever I wanted so no matter the amount of s