Greetings fellow "Lupies"
I have updates one just about everything, well NOT everything....but you know what i mean.
OK, let's begin with my....
HEALTH: Apparently my lupus (SLE) has begun to attack my kidneys
according to the nephreologist(sp) and my reg. doc., I had
been having the symptoms of swollen ankles, high BP, foamy urine...the whole nine.
so after months of being hard headed I went and finally had my kidney biopsy-ed last week
and over a month ago I was hospitalized for Pnuemonia(sp) I was out of commission for about 2 weeks, I'm still not fully able to use my lungs to it's full capacity....I'm doing breathing exercises to get them back to normal, but I've been having this random hiccup/ sigh thingy...if i'm doing a lot of talking or whatever. I'll have a hiccup like it's indigestion settling or something along those lines. I asked my regular doc and he said there still could be fluid in my lungs from the pnuemonia and or pluerisy ????? I'm going to get another x-ray soon...don't want to but oh well.
I hope this isn't gonna be a life long issue....like I don't want to become headline news because of some hiccups brought on by past bout of pnuemonia. :-p (Seriously, I am really blessed to still be living after all that b/c if I had not gone to the ER when I did...I probably would not be here now.)
EMPLOYMENT: I've been transfered to a new position in a new location but it's with the same company. So I'm gonna be a good little wage slave and continue doing what I can while I can, my next move is getting enrolled in winter classes and working at a more stable company (part-time) that isn't so shifty and underhanded to it's employees ( I know you're thinking "good luck, hun"....good jobs are out there, finding and keeping them is the hard part)
I hope I haven't been gone away too long for you guys to think I disappeared or something worse.... I'm gonna try to give updates and do randompost when ever I can.
peace, love -n-hairgrease
Diagnosis :Lupus (SLE)- Feb.2005.
Meds: Prednisone - 20mg-5mg (taper down since April)
Furosemide 40 mg
*I've been prescribed other drugs, but I don't like how they make me feel..Sulfalalazine especially!!!
Vitamins: Vitamin C, E and "Hair, skin & nails" vitamins.
Usual mood: exhausted w/ a side of irratation. >:-p
Outlook: keep everything in prespective, take the day as it comes. God won't give you more than you can handle