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   Posted 5/15/2007 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Everybody!
Sorry I havent been around much recently... it has been a busy time for me.  I finally have some good news to report.  I went to my rheumy yesterday and for the first time since Dec. of 2006 my C3 serum didnt dip and it actually rose up two points.  For several months now it has been dipping 10-12 points each time it was checked.  In late March of this year it was 30 points below normal.  Well, yesterday it didnt dip but is now 2 points better.  My rheumy had said if it dipped more my medicine would have to be reviewed but now she is more optomistic.  I almost did a flip in the office!!  I have to get my urine tested again this week and if it is okay I dont have to go back until JULY!  She said even if the urine is still showing traces of protein that would be okay.  I am ecstatic, just ecstatic!  The Plaq. might finally be kicking in after nearly FIVE months.  yeah
My WBC was a bit high, 2 points higher than normal but she wasnt all that concerned.  My kidney function via my blood was perfect! 
Thanks for reading!  Hope everybody is well!

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   Posted 5/15/2007 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great! I'm so glad your numbers were better -- I hope you're having corresponding improvement in how you are feeling!

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   Posted 5/15/2007 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Lynwood! Mentally I feel like a new person. My C3 is still 28 points below normal but as long as it didnt dip all was good. The fact that it rose, albeit only 2 points, really made my day. I am still tired and sore but my mind is too happy to care. LOL! Thanks!

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   Posted 5/15/2007 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
CityGirl, Thanks for sharing your great news!

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   Posted 5/15/2007 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   

City girl, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Happy dancing with ya here! Since if I tried to do a flip I'd probably break my neck. hey every bit of improvment is one for us and none for this crappy disease! You go girl! Keep up the good work




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Come ye, all that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest!

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   Posted 5/15/2007 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Citygirl:

Hey this is great news. I agree with Lynn, I hope that the good news is matching how you're feeling. Keep your chin up, sometimes these meds take awhile before we see good results. I'm very happy for you, thanks for sharing with us.

Take care,

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   Posted 5/15/2007 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey city girl, that is great. I'm so glad you posted this, my c3 is also down but I've not been on plaq that long. I'm going to stick with plaq as long as I can. At least knowing your c3 is coming up on plaq gives me hope!

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   Posted 5/16/2007 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news! yay!
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