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   Posted 1/26/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
      Can you give us an update on the UT problem? Any progress there? Are you better, worse, or just in limbo?
      Inquiring(nosy) minds want to know!
    Matthew :-)

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   Posted 1/27/2008 3:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey dude! Thanks for checking in...I am being lazy after studying the various forms of anemia ALL DAY long. I can answer any question you have about pretty much any type of anemia, though. I'm an expert for the next 36 hours (until my exam - HA)!

Let's see...the nephrologist was really nice, sympathized with me about my diarrhea (he grew up in India) and was trying to come up with all sorts of theories as to why I am such an alien. He ran another urinalysis and again my protein was 3+. No blood, no leukocytes, nothin' but protein. It was disgusting, though, when I produced the sample - it looked like it came straight out of the Tropicana bottle (totally opaque). So nasty, and weird.

He mentioned focal segmental glomerulonephritis, membranous nephritis, lupus, etc. and so I am getting a massive amount of blood work and urine tests done (including a split 24-hour to check for benign orthostatic proteinuria, which is a condition where you just happen to excrete protein upon standing - odd), and a renal ultrasound, and will see him for follow-up in six weeks. However, I will probably end up needing a kidney biopsy - have you had one of those?

Right now I am trying not to care, and I am successful part of the time, but I need to work harder at letting it go...

How are YOU, my friend?
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   Posted 1/27/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I'm the alien right now. I'm hurting pretty bad because, for some weird reason (Cold dry air???) my fingers decided to crack open. Badly. Its one of 3 things:
1) A side effect from my Lyrica.
2) Dry air & cold combing with my cold intolerance ( I have Raynaud's from the arthritis. Thanks again my dear DD!)
3) Medical from a disease Cd of course. Or maybe I've developed Diabetes. I do seem to pee a lot at night..

Anyway, I'm glad to hear they are working on it. I guess wbisme is no longer on site or he would have sounded in.

Take care,
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