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applesk82
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   Posted 4/17/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
 
Hope everyone is doing good.  Well I have some good news.  I saw my transplant nephrologist on Tuesday and my creatinine is down to 1.0 again (when I saw my local nephrologist in March it was 1.4).  So I was extremely happy about that.  She also said that its still possible for us to have a baby.  She gave me a prescription for Imuran to replace the cellcept, and IF the endocrinologist says I can still get pregnant and my body does well on the Imuran, we can try to have a baby after we move and I find my new doctors. 
 
Yea, we are already moving from Ft. Benning because my hubby got orders for recruiting, and we may be able to go home for three years if he can get a position in chicago.  So I am very excited about that. So if all good really really well we could be back home in a few months, and maybe have a baby by next year.
Hugs and prayers,                      If it was easy being a lupie, 
   ~Suzanne~                                      the whole world would be one     
                                                             
diagnosed in May '95 with lupus nephritis, hypertension, hypothyroidism, avascular necrosis (knee) '98, kidney transplant April '06, pseudo-tumor cerebri '07, AVN ankles and hips '07, depression '07
prednisone, cellcept, prograf, lopressor, allopurinol, synthroid, diamox, OsCal +D, melatonin, celexa, pepcid, oxycontin for pain


mom46
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   Posted 4/17/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Suzanne,
   Thats great news for you and the hubby! I wish you all the best with trying to have a baby and the move. I will be praying the Imuran works well and you will be able to concieve once you move. Please take care and keep us updated.
                                                                  Babs
 
Dx: Lupus,RLS,RA,Asthma,Fibro,Sjogren's,Raynaud's,Divertic, Stroke,Atherosclerosis,Seizures,Neuropathy,CAD
Meds:arava,prednisone,plavix,aspirin,protonix,,zanaflex,xanax,
mirapex,advair,foxamax,Vytorin,folicacid,lunesta,Tramadol
 
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jhmom
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   Posted 4/17/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
((((( Suzanne ))))) that is great news! I am so happy for you and your hubby! I pray the Imuran works for you and your plans to have a baby happen!!!!!
Stacie

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DX: Hashimoto's, Celiac Disease, Raynaud's, Lupus and Sjogrens
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Lortab (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)


hippimom2
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   Posted 4/18/2008 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing the happy news. I really hope things continue to look good for you so that you and your hubby can have a baby.
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applesk82
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   Posted 4/18/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the support everyone, I cannot tell you how much both the creatinine levels and the possibilty of having a baby have extremely elevated my mood. I have not felt this optimist in so long I just thought that things were just going to continue to get worse for me, but with just one doctor's visit I was able to a glimmer of hope, I'm not sure if that sounds right and its hard for me to express exactly how I feel but I know that being apart of this forum has helped me to know that I am not alone and that I may get what I have always wanted and thought I may never get.
Hugs and prayers,                      If it was easy being a lupie, 
   ~Suzanne~                                      the whole world would be one     
                                                             
diagnosed in May '95 with lupus nephritis, hypertension, hypothyroidism, avascular necrosis (knee) '98, kidney transplant April '06, pseudo-tumor cerebri '07, AVN ankles and hips '07, depression '07
prednisone, cellcept, prograf, lopressor, allopurinol, synthroid, diamox, OsCal +D, melatonin, celexa, pepcid, oxycontin for pain


MJLD
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   Posted 4/20/2008 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
That is awesome news!!!  I am so happy for you!!!  Judy

loriWBL
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   Posted 5/7/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful news Suzanne! Sorry so late in responding, just catching up here. I'm so happy for you! Best of luck!
Lori

applesk82
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   Posted 5/7/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lori, where have you been hiding yourself? I havent seen you post in a while, how are you doing? How is your son? Hope you are both doing well, and I hope that the meds are working for you. hope to "talk" to you soon.
Hugs and prayers,                      If it was easy being a lupie, 
   ~Suzanne~                                      the whole world would be one     
                                                             
diagnosed in May '95 with lupus nephritis, hypertension, hypothyroidism, avascular necrosis (knee) '98, kidney transplant April '06, pseudo-tumor cerebri '07, AVN ankles and hips '07, depression '07
prednisone, cellcept, prograf, lopressor, allopurinol, synthroid, diamox, OsCal +D, melatonin, celexa, pepcid, oxycontin for pain


sarahlynn
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 5/8/2008 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

That's great news. When did you have a transplant and how did it go? I'm currently on dialysis and am supposed to get a transplant sometime soon. My donor has to loose some weight first. But hopefully it will happen soon. I'd like any information that you can give me about your transplant. I would appreciate it.
Diagnosed:Lupus,Lupus nephritis, chronic kidney failure,severe anemia, high blood pressure (April 2005), currently on dialysis as of june 2007
 
Kidney Biopsy April 2005
Blood Transfusion July 2005
Kidney Transplant... Hopefully July 2008
 
meds:Cellcept,Prednisone,Plaquenil,Protonix,Labatelol,Norvasc,Prozac,Renax,PhosLo
 


loriWBL
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   Posted 5/12/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Suzanne,
I'm doing really well. My son is actually at the hosp as we speak with his girlfriend, they are about to have a baby girl, my first grandchild! I'm so excited, they started inducing her tonight about 6 pm, nothing much has been happening, so they're going to let her sleep and start Pitocin in the morning. She's overdue by about a week, went in for her check up today and nothing had changed, kind of "lost it"...poor thing, she's just so frustrated nothing was happening. Her blood pressure was slightly elevated and the doctor told her she would induce her tonight since she was ready. I actually just got home a bit ago, told her to get some good sleep and I'd see them tomorrow. Caleb is so excited, he can't wait to be a father. I'll keep you posted!
Lori

applesk82
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   Posted 5/14/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Lori,
I am sooo happy for you guys. I hope that everything goes very well and that they both get through this without any complications. Please Please let me know what it is when you find out! So what will this little baby be calling you?
Hugs and prayers,                      If it was easy being a lupie, 
   ~Suzanne~                                      the whole world would be one     
                                                             
diagnosed in May '95 with lupus nephritis, hypertension, hypothyroidism, avascular necrosis (knee) '98, kidney transplant April '06, pseudo-tumor cerebri '07, AVN ankles and hips '07, depression '07
prednisone, cellcept, prograf, lopressor, allopurinol, synthroid, diamox, OsCal +D, melatonin, celexa, pepcid, oxycontin for pain


redrose77
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   Posted 5/14/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Lori, congrats. I know exactly how she feels having been there recently myself (though I was not yet over due, just past when they had expected me to deliver by).
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sj√∂gren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007,
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Procardia, Prilosec

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