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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 10/2/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey y'all! I went to see my nephrologist Wed and got awesome news! My kidney function is improving! My creatinine is all the way down to protein excretion is down to under 2 grams; down from 5 grams! For those who don't know I was on dialysis from September of last year until March of this year with only 6% kidney function.

Sometimes I hesitate to share good news because I know many of you are suffering, but on the other hand let it serve as a reminder that no matter how dark things get there is always hope! My doctor was preparing me for a transplant, she never dreamed my kidneys would recover. I have been upgraded to stage III from end stage renal disease! God is AWesome!

I haven't been around as much lately, but you guys are always on my heart and in my prayers! Hang in there!!! Love ya, Judy

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   Posted 10/2/2009 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
(((( Judy ))) that is awesome news, God IS good! You share all you want, we LOVE to hear good news! I am so happy for you Judy, you keep taking great care of yourself and know you are missed when you're not here, but you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

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RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Vitamin D-50,000 IU, Tramadol (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)

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   Posted 10/2/2009 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
That's just terrific, Judy! Very happy for you - and good news is always good to hear!!!!
diagnoses:  mono 1972; postviral CFS 1997; fibro 1998; UCTD & osteoporosis 2007; celiac 2009
meds: Plaquenil 400 mg, occasional low dose xanax for sleep aid, artificial tears w/ ointment at night, Advil/aspirin prn and lots of vitamins

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   Posted 10/3/2009 12:21 AM (GMT -6)   

Good news is always welcome here. I'm so very very happy for you.


SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.

prednisone, plaquenil, leflunomide, neurontin, synthroid, triamterene, actonel, niaspan, tri-est, cymbalta, tricor, acifex

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   Posted 10/5/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Judy, I'mso happy for you! This is really a miracle,and it is so good!! I'm so happy for you and you should be proud that you took such good care of yourself to get to this point! Congratulations and to quote some old dude "good health is its own reward" and I know you will continue to improve! You have so many people praying for you!
Love, Marji
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids

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   Posted 10/7/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Holy Cow Judy! That is awsome! I am so happy for you and I know you must be so relieved. I have heard that cellcept is a great drug for the kidneys! Oh what a great relief this must be for you. All your hard work is finally paying off :)! Great Job and I do believe that news this wonderful does deserve a celebration.... WOOHOO!!!



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   Posted 10/7/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Judy! Hoping you get better and better!!!

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