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Sleep Study

Friday, April 18, 2014

I lived through the Sleep Study last night if you can call it that. Only got minutes, seriously minutes of sleep before the tech woke me up at 5:30 am with a very cheerful "Good morning Sallie!". How they expect anyone to sleep restfully on a mattress that resembled a plank of wood and a pillow made of concrete I have no idea. Upon arriving home this morning I went to bed and slept cor 3 glorious hours. WOOHOO! Chalk it up to an experience I don't wish to repeat any time soon. Wondering what results I can expect from this? I guess someone somewhere is going to say I have trouble sleeping. Gee, I could have told them that without the torture! lol

  
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MOIRA2 4/19/2014 7:01AM

    This is one of the reasons I never went for a sleep study.

God bless you and I hope everything turns out in your favor. emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/18/2014 10:22PM

    Thoughts and prayers for you !!!

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LKWQUILTER 4/18/2014 8:30PM

    Will continue to pray for you Sallie. I have never had that done or had trouble sleeping. ((HUGS))

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RURAL3 4/18/2014 5:26PM

    But you get to pay them to tell you. emoticon emoticon sweeet dreams

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THETURTLEBEAR 4/18/2014 4:06PM

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MAMAMACK41 4/18/2014 2:55PM

    Glad you survived the study. I have to go for another one next month. It will be my 3rd. I had a sleep apnea/base of tongue surgery in December. The dr. wants to see where I'm after - he thinks that I may not need my machine. The study itself is definitely interesting - praying for good results for you!

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Kidney Specialist Update

Thursday, April 17, 2014

So add 4 more pills to my daily regimen. My Kidney Specialist is NO JOKE! Found out today that I am retaining fluid again, also my body has way too much ACID in it and my GFR (overall kidney function) has dropped to 19. 15 is Total Kidney Failure so I'm real close. Moving forward on preparing for Dialysis and Transplant. Education classes begin next month. In 3 months (July) I need to request what type of Dialysis's I want ( in home or center). I wonder if "NONE" is a choice? Hummm guess not! Not a great day by any means. Lots to think about and plan for. Feeling overwhelmed!!! Sleep Study tonight. I think its creepy having people watch me sleep but my pulmonologist wont sign off until its done. Grrrrrr. 2014 is not going as plan. In need of a break!!

  
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LIFE-FAITH 4/19/2014 10:59AM

    Take care of yourself! Do what you can do to prepare your body and kidneys for dialysis - we have many articles on kidney health and well-being, before and during dialysis.
Take care!
jean

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RURAL3 4/17/2014 10:55PM

    It does seem like a lot to think about. Don't think about it all at one time. Break it down in smaller steps. I do this then next, and so on. You can do this. It is definitely a tough road that you are walking right now BUT remember....God isn't finished with you yet. Just ask that peanut. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 4/17/2014 9:42PM

    I will keep up the prayers!

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LKWQUILTER 4/17/2014 7:33PM

    Keep the faith Sallie. Praying that your kidneys will improve and you will have the strength to keep on keeping on. Never give up hope the way medical keeps improving. emoticon emoticon

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STEVEN_D 4/17/2014 7:26PM

    None is is not a choice. I feel so insignificant, whether to get a payday loan for $100 or to be put on a list for dialysis and transplant. My needs are few and yours are many.

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GEMINICHIK 4/17/2014 6:51PM

    "Almighty God, Father in heaven, watch over Your child now afflicted with serious illness. Mercifully spare the life You have given, relieve her of any pain she may be suffering, guard her from all danger, and restore her health according to your gracious will, that she may be raised to a life of faithful service to You; through Jesus Christ, our Lord."
Blessings to you

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Lab Results In

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

LAB RESULTS: A1C Blood Sugar, excellent. Vitamin D, extremely low, could explain why my bones hurt, adding a daily D3 supplement. Cholesterol not so good, adding a statin. :( Will recheck next month. Kidney numbers, on the rise. Not a huge increase however (2.6) so won't know what it means for me if anything until I see the specialist tomorrow. Still I was hoping and praying these would continue to go down. All in all, it could be worse so I will take it for what it is. Kidney Specialist appt and Sleep Study tomorrow!

  
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LKWQUILTER 4/16/2014 10:03PM

    Sounds pretty good to me, especially the blood sugar being good. Stay positive Sallie. ((HUGS))

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BARB4HEALTH 4/16/2014 3:45PM

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ONECALMMOM 4/16/2014 12:22PM

  Keep working on getting those numbers in line and best of luck with your appointments. Your best efforts will reap rewards.

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Blood work

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

First stick was not so successful this morning but another one and finally the blood suckers got the 4 tubes of blood they needed. Amanda is fast becoming my GO-TO LAB GIRL. So happy today is done, just need to sweat out the results now. Praying for the best!

In other news, finished the grandson's Easter shopping with a trip to Michael's and Target. Little man will be more than HAPPY!! YAY ME! First BIG walking adventure I have done in months. My legs are not happy but I will live... GOD-willing. Just proved how far I still have to improve physically. Not there yet, but... getting there. emoticon

  
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RURAL3 4/16/2014 2:54PM

    yikes I haven't done too much Easter shopping yet and have to get a pkg to Texas. Priority Mail!!! Thanks for reminding me. Glad you got to get out if only for a little bit.

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THETURTLEBEAR 4/15/2014 10:57PM

    I know how you love your holidays - especially with the little guy. Woo hoo!

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LINDA! 4/15/2014 8:12PM

    Good luck with the results. I also finished the Easter shopping for the grandchildren today. So much fun finding things for the kids.

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LKWQUILTER 4/15/2014 7:05PM

    Glad they didn't do you tooo bad Sallie. I have to drink at least 1 bottle of water (16 oz.) before I have blood work done or they usually can't find a vein. I have been stuck as many as 6 times by 3 different techs. They flip coins to see who is the unlucky one to try to find my vein. LOL

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Primary Update

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Got the ALl clear, Kep Up the Good Work from my primary today. Blood pressure 150/82 which is okay, Blood sugar holding steady. He has ordered Full Labs next Tuesday. Liver & Kidney functions, Cholesterol, A1C, Vitamin D and more. FUN! Hell NO!! I hate needles!! Nonetheless it has to be done.

Docs may tweak my BP meds again since my BP has been running high than low for a couple weeks now but will wait until I talk to the kidney doc first.

Still struggling with tiredness but am up and about more these days. No formal exercise yet! Nutrition is good and I m eating better than I was.

All in all a good check up! emoticon The BIG one comes next week with the Kidney Specialist and Blood work results.

  
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CHANGING4ME49 4/15/2014 6:51PM

    YEP, I posted the wrong number. It was 150/82 SORRY!!

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CATLADY52 4/9/2014 2:23PM

    Sounds good. Keep us up to date on the next. emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 4/9/2014 12:16PM

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THETURTLEBEAR 4/9/2014 11:23AM

    Great to hear!

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BRENDABUNNY 4/8/2014 7:11PM

    Good to hear and was also going to ask if you meant 150/82? cause 250 is very high....Keep up the good work and positive vibes coming your way on the next test BIG emoticon

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RURAL3 4/8/2014 5:22PM

    sounds good Sallie.....except that BP Are you sure it isn't 150/82? 250 sounds awful high. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 4/8/2014 12:22PM

    Good news Sallie. Just keep on keeping on. ((HUGS))

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