I Had an IC Flareup and What I Did

Hello fabulous you!!! Happy Friday. Hope you’re well and feeling great!!!

I’m a creative and I love creating these blog posts. I love writing content that inspires and motivates but, I haven’t been able to write anything because the thing is that, I had an IC (Interstitial Cystitis)  flareup that lasted for five weeks.  It’s the first time since I was diagnosed with IC that I had such an intense flareup and for so long.  It’s a painful experience and it took everything out of me, my whole concentration every day was on managing the flareup.  I’m so happy to say and I’m so grateful that, I’ve been flareup free for a week now.

Photo by David Vázquez on Unsplash

We all go through rough periods but, instead of giving into it, talking about it all the time, keeping ourselves inside the pain and promoting more of what we don’t want, we need to, as difficult as it may be, change our mindset and give ourselves exactly what we need in that moment.  For me right now that means giving myself quiet time, lots of self-care, eating mindfully, not allow myself to be stressed, and give myself the time to heal.

What I did

Food plays a major role in the flareup so, I’ve been eating very plain bland food. I only sprinkled a little garlic powder on fish and poultry before cooking, and mostly I boiled my vegetables in just plain water.  I really babied my bladder by eating only bladder friendly foods.  There was one time during those 5 weeks when I had to take an anti-inflammatory pill and that also helped.  I like to take a wholistic approach with my health, but when I absolutely have to I will include traditional medicine.

In addition I wholeheartedly believe that keeping a positive mindset, and seeing myself already as healed, is also key in the healing process. What you focus on multiplies and I wanted to focus on being healed. I also said positive affirmations every day like, I’m healed, I am healthy, and I wrapped my bladder and my whole body with loving thoughts every day. This wasn’t easy but I did my best to concentrate on the energy I needed, trust in myself, listen closely to my body and give myself what I needed to heal.

The other thing I did is every morning when I prayed, I asked Divine Blessed Mother for her compassion and gave thanks for my healing.

I believe that the combination of all of the above together, helped me to deal with the flareup and heal.

I hope this post inspires, and serves you. Share your thoughts and leave a comment below, I’d love to read it.

A few things that have delighted me

How cute are these? Nail art for Valentine’s, here

From the ‘self care express’ here

And

On my Instagram a little inspiration, here and if you’re not following me, come on over be a part of our community, love to have you.

Wishing you a wonderful Friday, weekend & week ahead & blessings! Happy Valentine’s Day!

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2022

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Masha

My big joy is to inspire, encourage and empower you to live the sweetest life for you. I love to share inspiration, how to, and my own journey towards wholeness and union with our Divine Mother. Oh and I love photography and cooking. I am thrilled that you are here and sharing in this wonderful magical mystery.

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