"During the summer of 2004, I experienced a sudden onset of pain. Pain that I thought surely must be a severe urinary tract infection. Tests showed no infection present, and that was the beginning of visits to countless numbers of doctors and a 1.5 year search for the cause and relief of the pain. Eventually I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis – but this was a diagnosis by exclusion. I was on medication and a strict diet – and the pain eventually lessened. After 2 years, I weaned myself of the meds, but continued to watch what I was eating. During the month of May, 2009, the same type of intense pain suddenly returned. Again, tests showed no urinary tract infection. I became distraught thinking about the road ahead of me. A stroke of luck led me to Women First Rehabilitation’s website. During my first visit, for the first time ever, I felt as if someone (Dr. Sara Bolden) was truly interested in me and what I was experiencing. Dr. Bolden is the most sincere, compassionate, and knowledgeable person I have ever met in regards to women and women’s health. I am 63, and can’t believe the things she taught me about my body. I recall my first visit ending with me saying, “Hope is a wonderful thing.” That hope of living pain free and having my life back became a reality! I no longer go for treatment, but just knowing Sara is there if I ever need her is a true blessing."