Sorry to hear about your Mom too, I did not mean to not to say anything about it. I hope they are able to take care of her and make her feel as good as possible and be able to keep on treating her. I know how scary it is to watch your parent go through something. I have legal guardianship of my mother (she is bi-polar, schizo-affective, diabetic, think she has parkinsons, colostomy, etc, etc...) where is the handbook to tell you what to do???
Feeling better today, thank you. I might take some tylenol, I am trying to sit at the edge of my chair so my back does not touch it (hurts slightly after a little while).
Quincy - no my hands and feet are not red, my ankles swell but the swelling goes down if I work out and then put my feet up or have a lazy sunday on the couch with my feet up. What kind of liver problems do you have? Is it something that can be cured? What caused the problems?
The weirdest but good things that have come out of my My Mom being sick and now me is the way my family comes together, we are not super close but have always been there when someone needs it, meaning we mostly see aunts and uncles at holiday's and a few other times thru the year and I see my Mom and sister quite a bit, but when my grandmother told me that my cousin offered her kidney if I needed it, I was surprised (what is nicer than that?). I hope it does not come to that at all.
Going to be a hard weekend (waiting it out) but luckily I have a ton of stuff to keep me occupied and hoping for the best. I have finally gotten to a point in my life where I have accomplished a lot of things, gone through a lot of things, have a wonderful, husband/family and looking forward to starting a family and the thought of not being able to continue on this road or having really hard roadblocks just pisses me off. Ah well, could be worse.....I could have no family or a family that did not not want to support me. My sister offered me her kidney too if I needed it and If I want my brother's I have to trade him a thumb (he has bone spurs and is in a lot of pain). I thought that was fair a thumb for a kidney = )
my thoughts and best wishes are with you both.
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.