Kidney Biopsy tomorrow

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   Posted 8/28/2007 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
little worried, it just sounds scary.  I hadn't told too many people, just my husband, sister and Mom and now it's filtering to other family members, which is ok.  I would have preferred to wait until I knew something but everyone seems pretty worried, which is nice but that scares me even more.  I've just been saying, I'm sure I'll be fine, they'll give me some more pills to take and that will take care of it.  I hope that's the case, I need to stay positive and hope for the best.
Also, have a follow up with my Kidney Doc a week from tomorrow, will try to remember to find out if my last urinalysis that showed hematuria was done prior to the fleet phosfo or not.
Will be in recovery for 5 to 6 hours, got some good books........hopefully :-)
Beth, 31
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Lialda 1.2mg 1xday 8/24/07 (prev. Asacol 4800mg day)
Calcium and Vitamin D 600 mg 2xday
Simvastatin 20 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday (dx: hematuria w/proteinuria): I have normal blood pressure, this is for my kidney - waiting for a dx.

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   Posted 8/28/2007 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Beth. Will be thinking about you. Please let us know how you are doing!!!

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day (attempting to cut this down to 6 by slowly tapering), acidopholis pearls, just added Prilosec OTC
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   Posted 8/28/2007 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Beth, wanna wish you the best of luck tomorrow. I know a lot about kidney probs - my mom has been on dialysis for the past 10 years. It was high blood pressure though that got to hers. I do remember taking her for the biopsy and recall she handled it quite well. It really was not a big deal for her (and she had lots of other medical issues going on at the time) and I am hoping the same for you. So, throwing some good luck dust in your direction tomorrow ...

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   Posted 8/29/2007 2:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Beth...any testing can be scary..especially when we know the possible outcomes.

Please let us know how it went for you.

quincy xx
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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