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  1. The beginning of hardship: the final...I hope.....

    by , 09-04-2012 at 10:28 AM (Living Life With Lupus Nephritis)
    The nice kidney doctor gave me some scary news; I needed a kidney biopsy. I never had this type of procedure before so it was pretty scary to me. I had to be admitted to the hospital for the biopsy and because my potassium was incredibly high. Also, I wasn't aware of it until the end of my uncomfortable stay in the hospital, but I needed a bone marrow biopsy as well. During my hospital stay, the doctor who prescribed me Prednisone increased the doseage to nearly 60mg from 50mg. I promise you that ...
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  2. The beginning of hardship: part two

    by , 09-01-2012 at 07:23 PM (Living Life With Lupus Nephritis)
    The ride to the hospital was a frightening and uncertain one. As I sat in the passenger seat, I simply watched the stars twinkle all around the dark along with the shining, brilliant moon. Mother was as silent as a corpse. Finally when we arrived to the hospital(St. John's Oakland-Macomb, I believe), I just began to vomit. The cause was unknown. I signed up for the doctors to come check me out as I waited in the chillly lobby room. I grew more and more anxious as I waited and waited.
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  3. The beginning of hardship: part one

    by , 08-31-2012 at 05:12 PM (Living Life With Lupus Nephritis)
    It was a scary night when I first realized that something was terribly wrong with me. I was writing a letter to my favorite brother(who is away in the U.S. Navy), when all of a sudden my hands started to cramp, twist, and bend in all types of directions. It seemed as though this self-torture would never cease while I screamed at the very top of my lungs. Even Mother could not help me, as she lay there on the couch hollering,"Girl! What's the matter with you! Oh my poor baby!!!!"
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  4. What a great over night stay in the hospital!

    Had a great over night stay in the hospital. I think my inflammation had hit all new high and got admitted. Except my wonderful Dr. only told them I was there for back pain and didn't tell them anything else. I do have a new diagnosis though RA along with my lupus. Yeah, one doc wanted a 2 day stay and test, another doc wanted another test and another doc, said no test get to go home. I love it when information is shared. And why on earth do they pump you full of pain meds then come and push on ...
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  5. A Better Day!

    Well yesterday and today I feel a little better. Not so emotional and not as much pain as I have been in lately. But am trying to remember that I still need to take things in stride and not get everything done just cause I feel better today in fear of how long it will be before I feel this good again. I have a bad tendency on the days that I feel better to just get up and try to accomplish the list of a 1,000 things that I have not been able to do cause of my Lupus. But am scared thats just going ...
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