Proposal Essay English 102 Final

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Is the pain, “All in my Head”, or is it something else?

A Research Proposal

Heather Brown

English 102 Class 34055

Lesson 8: A Research Proposal

Instructor: Susan Rockwell

31, December, 2011

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Heather Brown

English 102 Class 34055

Lesson 8: A Research Proposal

Instructor: Susan Rockwell

31, December, 2011

Interstitial Cystitis(IC)/Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS)

Is the pain, “All in my Head”, or is it something else?

It is estimated that over 3.3 million U.S. women, or 2.7 percent, who are 18 years of age or older have pelvic pain and other symptoms, such as urinary urgency or frequency, that are associated with IC/PBS.
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Much of my sources, however, seem to focus on “the right treatment” that is specific to each case of IC, since no two patient’s are the same, no one treatment will be right for each patient. For example, with the IC Diet, I may be able to eat Italian salad dressing while say, (Jenny) can only use vegetable oil, or I may have a reaction to a medication while, (Jenny) says it works great and has had no problems taking the medication. I was a little dismayed that I have not found any real conflicting information, but at the same time encouraged for it seems to be that everyone agrees this is a pretty serious health condition and appear to be working together to do something about it. I may not explore a counter point any further but if I need one, I will see if I can find some maybe through one of the government websites.

A Plan to Collect Information As stated in the example Research proposal, I too actually found more sources that I needed for my bibliography, so I too am off to “a running start”. There are a couple of areas I want to check next. One is to find recipes that contain IC friendly ingredients for IC sufferers to use at home and avoid those painful flares. I also want to research the effect that IC/PBS/CPP has on the sexual aspect of the marital relationship as it could be interesting to learn new tools to help cope or even eliminate

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