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  1. Things could be looking up

    It was pretty gloomy for awhile where my health was concerned. Out of all of the crazy things happening to me, the 3:00pm shut down is the worst! I'd get quite a bit done and then 3:00pm hits and I have to make sure there is a bed nearby. God forbid that I'm behind the wheel. I blare my radio, open the windows and if that doesn't work, I will pull over. Mostly, I try to make sure I'm not out and about.

    But my bladder seems to be working again - Praise God! I won't lie, the catheder ...
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  2. Silver linings and lead weights

    This past four years of fighting one pain disease after another has taken it's toll. It does on all of us but I can't speak for others, only me. I went from a vivacious, outgoing, on the move mom to a couch potato who can't remember if she ate that day. My son, now 18, has had to watch the EMTs take me away numerous times. He's lifted me from the kitchen floor after a seizure when I can't use my lips to speak clearly. My blood pressure runs from 90/60 to 180/115 -- never any idea what it ...
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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    Updated 09-01-2012 at 07:07 PM by The Survivor

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