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About The Survivor
I have had lupus nephritis for just a year now and I'm still learning how to cope with it.
Detroit, Michigan
Videogames, playing the electric guitar, motorcycles, animals, pro wrestling, music, movies,
I am currently a student at Henry Ford Community College


Living with Lupus Nephritis is not difficult but just a challenge.



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by The Survivor on 10-06-2012 at 07:30 AM
Yeah so I finally struck up the courage to ask my social worker and kidney doctor to put me in a group home about a month ago. I'm still living with one of my good sisters but I'm getting ready to make that big move into an AFC home. Strangely, I am very excited because after the group home I will be in independent living, and after that I will totally be on my own. I've never been on my own before. I really am looking forward to that. I guess I'll really have to be diligent on waking myself up,

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

by The Survivor on 09-04-2012 at 10:28 AM
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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The beginning of hardship: part two

by The Survivor on 09-01-2012 at 07:23 PM
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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The beginning of hardship: part one

by The Survivor on 08-31-2012 at 05:12 PM
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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