I've done a little reading on interstitial cystitis. I don't have that, but the treatment is bladder preserving - exercise, eat properly without high acid foods, drinking water, and general good health habits. If the improvement continues, I may be able to tolerate exercising at the pool by next week. Until then, I'll walk the dog between raindrops.
We may be having a hurricane in the next couple days, but it should be passed by the time I'm ready for the pool.
Overall, not a bad day. Hope reigns supreme.