The Traumatic Journey to Diagnose Interstitial Cystitis

I wasn’t prepared for it

Painting of “The Convalescent”, Gustave Leonhard de Jonghe (1829–1893)
Painting: The Convalescent, Gustave Leonhard de Jonghe (1829–1893) Creative Commons

Episode 01: The Pain I Didn’t Invite in My Life

Four years ago, I left my student apartment for a ten-minute walk to meet friends at a pub. Just after I started walking, a sharp pain passed through my urethra, and I felt the urge to run to the bathroom. As I was used to…