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Hi

I was just posting to find out what happened to the Male OAB Thread? I was hoping to post an update and it has gone?! [confused]

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Hello DanS
So sorry you cannot post your update.The Forum has been having a bit of a make over.
We DO VERY MUCH want to hear how you are progressing hopefully.

I will speak with office today  the MALE Threads  are very important to everyone.At the moment all older Forums are in the archive section, and  should be locked , to be a READ only section,as If Members start posting in Archive not only will they become lost but will also start clogging the Board again and no one will see them.

I will get back to you , but do post here for the moment, as we really do want to hear from you.

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I was also very concerned to see that the MALE section had disappeared. Men of all ages have an appalling time generally getting any recognition for conditions like IC and OAB or any other urological conditions. There are so many males out there that just do not know where to get help and are in desperate need of support and somewhere to talk.

Please can you reinstate this. If there is a childrens and young people's one, a male one is absolutely vital. Men can feel suicidal with this condition and just being able to see the word "male" is a lifeline.  We know that as we have been there ourselves.

It is good to change things of course and to make layout easier, more visual but men really need a voice in all this as they are so neglected in the urological world.
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This will be reinstated as part of the general reorganisation of the threads. Unfortunately not everything was captured in the first clean up.

We also hope that a male moderator can be found to help particularly with regard to the men's thread.

All part of the new and improved COB forum for 2015
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Hello DanS and Davidsmum

The male thread will be reinstated - it has been accidentally been taken out when we revamped the forums. We will attend to this early next week - our appologies!

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Thanks for the positive responses with regards to getting this thread reinstated.

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Thank you, and all others who find the male only part of the forum useful for bearing with us.

Moderstoring and updating the forums takes a significant amount of time and sadly there are too few of us moderators who are all volunteers to be able keep up with everything.

It's very helpful when we are made aware of such issues so we can resolve the issue, so thank you for letting us know in the first place and for your patience and understanding whilst we sort this out.

It is a priority to re estate a male only section. It would also be very beneficial if there are any males who would like to become a moderator. I am sure there are times when speaking to another man is far more helpful.

If anybody is interested in becoming a moderator then please contact the COB Office for further info on what this role entails. We'd love you to join us

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Hi Dan
The Mens thread is back on this OAB thread in its entirety, at moment it is showing 'topic closed'
but it clearly is not the case as I have just posted,
so there are still a few gremlins to sort out,.
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Great - Thank you Kate.

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Moderators,

Thanks for reinstating this area of the forum for the men.  It will be good to hear of DanS update when he is ready to post it.

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Thanks Davids Mum ,

We Moderators only Moderate the Forum,

the nitty gritty of the workings are down to the Office, who will always endeavour to keep the Forum running smoothly,and with a very small Office team, do amazing work worldwide in trying to assist, advise, collate and push for more recognition of our dreadful disease.

And then without all you lovely members inputting on the Forum, we would not have a place for everyone to seek and voice their experiences.

Hope everyone, keeps reading and posting ( and as we manage our symptoms) we can post our findings , to help others in despair.








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I am not still not 100% sure what has happened to the original thread I was posting in, so I will post my update here if that is ok?

Anyway, I visited a chiropractor several weeks ago, as I have been experiencing some lower back pain recently. In fact I have been experiencing lower back pain on and off for the last three years [which is when I started to experience OAB], however, this tended to coincide with working in the garden, doing heavy lifting, manual labour etc. Therefore, I never really worried about until recently, when it just got too painful to ignore.

The chiropractor asked if I had experienced bladder function issues, and has suggested one or several of my lower back vertebrae maybe be loose and out of alignment which could be affecting my bladder function. I have had three sessions with the chiropractor and I am currently waiting to have an x ray. Whilst I am not getting my hopes up at this early stage, I am keeping my fingers crossed that the chiropractor maybe onto something.

Since I started that sessions I have seen some improvement, however, this does change on a day to day basis at the moment whilst she tries to correct things.

I will keep you updated.

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Hi Dan
Thanks for your update,good to read that Chiro, looks promising.I now visit infrequently( due to costs Doh!)
but keep myself topped up, and Chiro is happy for me to do this.

I must say personally, I find that it treats the whole body,keeping things in sync, hopefully you will see improvement re the bladder.It again is not a fix all and for everyone, but in good hands one's whole health benefits.

Do keep posting, as we say every little positive sign encourages others that are desperate.

Re your original thread I have brought it forward to this section as a read only, to enable anyone wanting to follow.

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How many people have had to seek emergency assistance at sexual health clinics & have had to give up sex & thoughts for a family because of this .

How come kidney / sepsis connection is still  not fully acknowledged . Why are we still being given the run around by those dictating policy. Yet not medically qualified as well as not having taken the  hippocratic oath?
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