Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Stage 4 Kidney Nephritis...

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    97
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 32 Times in 21 Posts

    Default Stage 4 Kidney Nephritis...

    Here's what I have been going through.
    I went to my local hospital after having pain in my chest and hard trouble breathing. They said I had fluid around the heart (pericardial effusion). Was gonna have it drained but Dr said no safe access to it, so we continue with steroids and discharged me after 3 days. At home and felt like I was gettin worse, My bf and I made the decision the take me to the hospital in the city(about a 2 hour drive).
    What a difference....seen by all those great specialists. Turns out I had pneumonia,still had fluid around d heart,lungs. The worst is stage 4 kidney nephritis.I was in that place ten days getting stable enough to be at home and get Cytoxan treatments set up where I live. So that's where I'm at now...hoping the Cytoxan starts helping soon because I feel like I'm just hanging on....very high BP...of course I'm on lots of steroids until after the treatments.
    My point to bring all this up is that......have good doctors... switch if need be..... take new symptoms seriouly ...this disease can be very aggressive at times ! Get things checked out.

  2. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Shanna For This Useful Post:

    Saysusie (03-26-2014), steve.b (03-22-2014), tgal (03-22-2014), youngLupie (10-04-2014)

  3. #2
    tgal's Avatar
    tgal is offline Super Moderator Super ModeratorEmperor of the Solar System
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    4,521
    Thanks
    1,547
    Thanked 1,741 Times in 1,211 Posts

    Default

    Wonderful advice we try to give often! Don't ever let someone ignore yoy when you know you are sick! So glad you listened to your body! Take care of yourself and keep us posted!
    Mari

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

    ~Winston Churchill~







  4. The Following User Says Thank You to tgal For This Useful Post:

    Saysusie (05-21-2014)

  5. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    pinjarra, western australia
    Posts
    2,941
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    1,404
    Thanked 1,631 Times in 1,118 Posts

    Default

    hugs to you shanna ....
    i hope you manage to stabilize
    When you're stressed, You eat Ice cream, Cake, Chocolate & Sweets. Why? Because stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS.

  6. #4
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    hey love u are right abt that im on stage 5 its not pretty at all!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •