So as most of you know, I have IC. But there is a back story behind the scenes. My PCP refuses to even acknowledge the diagnosis of IC for some reason, even though I'm on a known medication for it. She just keeps telling me I have chronic UTI. So, I went to the urologist on Tuesday with what was thought to be a recurrent UTI after surgery. No biggie. Urine sample done, but here's the kicker. He told me there was blood in my urine again and the alarm bells stated kind of going off a bit. But there was also no leukocytes or nitrites on dipstick. So that immediately confirmed my suspicion that it was indeed an IC issue rather then a UTI. so we chatted for a good bit of time. Checked to see if the Elmiron was still holding me and it is. Adding a new media for the nighttime bathroom trips (every 2-3 hours). But he then said something to me as I was leaving the office that made me feel like I was being heard finally. He said to me, "Amanda, if at any point, things aren't going well, please don't hesitate to call the office. Don't even worry about calling the PCP. Just give us a call. If you are hurting and I don't know about it, I can't help you." Almost wanted to cry at that point, because I thought it was all in my head and I know now that somebody understands, has seen the evidence of it and is finally doing something to help.