That's good that there's no blood in the urine! Yay for good news!
Was the bacteria like a UTI or something?
Also, I get the impression from your posts that your employer is not very understanding about sick time / doctors appointments. That is not cool, especially since you work 10.5 hr days!
Your co-worker sounds a little out there. I'd stick to relying on the forum instead of anything she told you. If a protein shake could cure lupus, I'm sure none of us would still be sick. I'm doing great on the cellcept and am almost completely pain free, and my kidneys are doing much better.
dx: SLE 07/2011, OCD 2006, osteoarthritis 2002
rx: CellCept 2,000mg/day, NSAID for pain, zoloft 200 mg