Thanks for asking.....well it was less fun than a colonoscopy (except the prep part) who knew I would have preferred one of those, the Dr. laughed when I told him.
The Dr. did an ultrasound to find the kidneys and then they stuck needles in me to take some pieces out. They gave me some kind of morphine, valium and two local anasthetics. It was pretty strong but wore off quickly I was able to leave the hospital after a few hours.
I am in mild pain and discomfort today, it feels like I was just punched in my back where the kidney is and am taking Tylenol as they suggested, I don't think it's helping much. Laying on my side is the only helpful thing, though I am at work today (my chair is comfy) and it is not that bad.
I see the Dr. next wed 9/5 and my Aunt is going to go with me. My Aunt's mother (her husband is my mothers brother, we are not directly related) died of Kidney failure, she had diabetes and was over 80 years old. My Aunt knows a lot about
Kidneys and is a very strong, smart and caring person and she offered to come with me so I would not be alone and she will understand more than my husband (he is still hoping they have just made a mistake and I didn't even need a biopsy) I actually prefer to have my Aunt because she knows so much and my husband will be like a deer caught in headlights and I did not want to bring both of them.
I also hope they just made some weird mistake and I'm really ok. I have done some research and from what minimal information I got from my Doc and my own symptoms. I think it could be acute nephritis....but I have no medical knowledge to back that up, whatsoever.
I am trying to stay positive but it's hard because thoughts of dying, kidney transplant etc. keep on popping up in my head.
I am hoping next week there will be a diagnosis and we can start treatment and I will be ok.
I'll let you know what happens then, thanks again for asking!
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.