Ok first of all I want to apologize for being AWOL. But I have good reasons for being lost. Most of you know my husband has been ill and is a trooper still working 70 hours a week without much of a complaint.
Hes allergic to CONTRAST!!!
Man o man that is going to be heck from now on. He had a series of tests over the last month and one test he came home and started to turn red.
By the next morning he had welts all over his body. Hmmm couldn't figure it out. Until the next week he went in for another scan. This time the reactions was INTENSE. Its been a week now and everywhere he had welts are now flaking skin like a bad sunburn or a snake shedding his skin. So after steriod injects, steriod packs and steriod cream he's on the mend. Plus the itching and pain that went along with this was insane! So no more contrast!
So far they have found out, He has a growth on his adrinal gland, hemotologist/onocolgist says it look textbook noncancerous. But this last scan will give him alittle more detail on it to see if we need a biopsy or not. Which could be the cause of some of his hormonal defiencies plus a part of his major fatigue.
He has to go in for a sleep study but the sleep doc already told him he has it. The cause they believe is his tonsils. They are three times normal size. They even said his vocal cords are strained. Thank god he hasn't been performing on stage since his shoulder surgeries. So Tonsilectomy here we come. So Sleep Apnea is another cause of his fatigue.
Regarding his elevated Red Blood Cells. He had a complex test done that took 5 hours to check his oxygen in his blood. Found out it SUCKS! The man is oxygen starved plus his blood is severly dehydrated. Doc believes hes part of a small population that needs blood letting done on a regular basis. EWWW so midevil! They better not bring out the leaches
Plus the DX still stands on the Fibro, can't seem to explain that one away. They believe his time in the desert triggered it. That is one complex sydrome if you ask me.
Ok thats his update
Kidney Diseases and Disorders
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........
Post Edited (LLPLUV) : 4/5/2010 8:28:45 AM (GMT-6)