been thru the biopsy twice
i had the biopsy in 1994 and again in 2002. the first time they kept me on the same amount of prednisone, which i eventuallky got off of entirely.
in 2002 they put me on chemo (cytoxan) but i only did 2 treatments because it made me very sick- i did not react well to it- and i was on 9 other drugs anyhow.
then i turned to alternative medicine. twice i have gone through chelation therapy and twice i have had my kidney disease reverse from the chelation! and that's something the mainstream drs can't offer- they can only try to stave off more damage.
if you do seek out chelation, get a cautius dr who will only give you 1/3 strength to protect your kidneys, and drink plenty of water.
chelation reduces inflammation,which is usually what is going on in the kidneys: scar tissue and inflammation. it was originally invented to treat heavy metal (lead) poisonging and they subsequently found out it clears out veins and artieries. i've been very pleased both times at the reversal of the kidney disease. the nephrologist was baffled. :wink: