Thanks to everyone for their replies. I don't post often because I am busy with work and running 2 teenagers around, but I do read the messages frequently.
Barbara Lee, I know you have been having a really rough time and my heart goes out to you. You are a very inspiring, courgeous woman and my love and thoughts are with you often.
Ginny, I hope you are feeling better. I know things have been a little scary for you too recently.
Rosie, I love your posts. You make the day brighter.
Gidget, people with Anti dsDNA usually have kidney involvement. My kidney function tests (GFR and BUN) are not normal but most everything else is. I test negative for the Anti dsDNA even though I do have lupus nephritis. Perhaps you will never develop kidney problems, but it is good your doc is checking for it frequently.
Have a good evening everyone and a restful sleep. Sandy
DX: Kidney Disease, (? Lupus Nephritis) 2002
DX: Raynaud's Phenomenon and Lupus (SLE & Class V Lupus Nephritis) 2005
DX: Anorexia and Hypokalemia 2006
meds: plaquenil, amiloride, klor-con