Posted 9/9/2007 10:26 PM (GMT -6)
I noticed you are hypothyroid and maybe that needs to be increased? If you are hypothyroid and unless you don't have one, your thyroid is slowly dying and eventually will not work at all, so during your life they need to adjust that. Maybe that is why the psych meds are not working so well. Coming off pred and going through surgery can really make you drained and down as well as pain meds. I just wondered if they'd checked these things recenty, because maybe your depression is related. Also, your adrenals rest on the tips of the kidneys and I don't know what a kidney transplant can do to them, but I imagine they might be temporarily affected.
Its such great news you are doing well after the transplant, you must be a very strong person and I hope that you continue to do well. For me, flares happen when I least expect them so I can't ever figure out when one will come, but do notice that when I forget about it I go a while without it affecting me so much. But then I get reminded that I'm sick.
I had to have a medically necessary abortion due to accidentally gettin pregnant on interferon, which we still cant figure out how that happened and I've also had a miscarriage. I ended up needing a hysterectomy at thirty five, so if your stuff is still working pretty good, you will want to consider that.
I know it is hard to make these decisions, but you can't feel bad whatever you decide because you are deciding and being responsible. I wish you all the best in having a family, however you choose to do it or not to have a child if that is your choice. I don't envy your position. You will be in my thoughts an prayers and I hope that things go well for you. It sounds like you have a very caring husband and you would be great parents.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments