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Please help Amanda and Colby raise money to help pay for travel and out of pocket expenses to gain a normal Bladder and Kick IC in the but.

Im Amanda Im 23 and diagnosed last year with Interstitial Cystitis (chronic bladder disease) i have no lining in my bladder and it has ulcers and pinhole bleeding, its fairly painful. I am currently working full time through the pain, i wear diapers and have catheters i carry non stop including a bag of meds just to get me through the day.
Ive been to four different urologists and was just sent to another which makes Five.. In November i lost all my hair due to the medication i was on for my bladder condition and also had to have my gall bladder removed which at the time i had no insurance. Ive undergone steroid injections and cystoscopys, and am traveling back and forth to St louis which is Four hours away just to see my doctor.
I am looking into getting Interstim surgery which will put me out of work for a few weeks and is costly, insurance covers most but the travel expenses and the chance that this surgery may help put my bladder to react normal, nothing so far can stop the pain, and since there is no cause known for this disease they don't know if there is a bad outcome or good. For now I'm fighting and staying strong trying to keep a smile on my face and getting deep into dept and being only 23 its hard, and scary. Please if you can help even just a little it would be greatly appreciated.
This diease has taken so much from me and has taken a toll on my family and financial aspect, the chance to have hope and a normal bladder is so close and so far away.
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