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Latest Blood work Results

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

OMG, I could just cry! Tears not from anything bad but from sheer relief. Anyone who knows what I have been going through since January knows how much I sweat out my blood work results these days. I hope for the best but know full well the bottom can fall out from under me any time. Although I wont see the kidney specialist until tomorrow afternoon I know he will be pleased with this week's results. My kidney number is down to a 2.44 which shows my kidney function is still improving little by little. I couldn't ask for anything more at this point. YAHooie!!!!!!! :D On another note my blood pressure was 174/92 today which is down a bit from yesterday but still not near my numbers recorded so far. So I am not sure what that means but I will let the doctors fight over it. I am far too happy today to stress out over anything. I felt so good today I even went for a little walk. Not far but definitely more than I've been doing. Will know more tomorrow as to the kidney but for now I want to say thank you for all the prayers and well wishes. I couldn't have gotten this far without them! If I had just a bit more energy I would do cartwheels!!!!!

  
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BBORDEN86 4/3/2014 8:59AM

    Good to hear!!! Hopefully this means everything is looking up. Sending more prayers. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 3/19/2014 7:31PM

    Fantastic news Sallie and yes prayers are answered. As much as you hate/dread/fear blood work, that could be why your bp was up some. My sil can go to the hospital/pharmacy/personal blood pressure checkup and it will be fine. He can go to a doctor's office and it is off the charts. He is a truck driver and has his checked for his physical every year and ends up going to the ER to get his bp checked for the paper work. Will continue to pray and send positive vibes your way. emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 3/19/2014 6:08PM

    That is pretty good news. Wishing you well. emoticon emoticon

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BRENDABUNNY 3/19/2014 4:09PM

    emoticon good news Sallie and praying for more continued healing..Big emoticon my emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 3/19/2014 2:55PM

    WOW - That is such great news! I don't know how to do a cartwheel, but I would if I could!

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RURAL3 3/19/2014 2:32PM

    I can see the cartwheels in my head. Glad you are doing better.
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ALICIA214 3/19/2014 12:37PM

 

Good news indeed. Stay positive...



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Primary Care Update

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Primary Care Doctor appt went well. Blood Pressure is staying within range. Oxygen level, Temp, and pulse all good. Blood work postponed until next week just prior to me seeing the Kidney Specialist again. NO needles this week. YAHOO!! I can relax sort of, until next Tuesday! Doc says I am doing well considering and all I can for now. Lab results will let us know if what I am doing is good enough. Praying hard that my numbers stay the same or improve more. I know too well what the opposite would mean for me. emoticon

Taking every day as it comes and hoping for the best! Thanks everyone for all of the support. It means so much to me!

  
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LKWQUILTER 3/16/2014 9:38PM

    So glad that this appt. went good Sallie. Praying and sending good vibes your way that things will continue to improve. (((HUGS)))

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BBORDEN86 3/14/2014 7:13AM

    Sounds good. I'm sending more prayers your way for the upcoming blood work. Just keep doing what the Dr.'s are recommending! You are doing great. Take care of yourself. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 3/11/2014 10:18PM

    Fantastic news!

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SABLENESS 3/11/2014 6:27PM

    Sounds like a good report so far. Take it easy between now and Tuesday. emoticon

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BRENDABUNNY 3/11/2014 4:29PM

    I will be praying for a positive outcome I believe in miracles Sallie you just need to keep on pushing like you are to recover and keep getting healthier...BIG emoticon my friend

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SAMMI-SAM 3/11/2014 3:56PM

    Good luck at your next appointment! Here is hoping for falling numbers.... emoticon emoticon

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Trudging along day by day

Monday, March 10, 2014

Slow going but hanging in as best I can. Doc apt and lab work in the morning than its waiting for the results... a nail biter for sure. Nevertheless it is what it is. Doing my best at home: taking meds as directed, eating right according to the dietitians orders. The rest is in God's hands, as they say.

Not as weak or dizzy since my doctor reduced one of my medications but still I am so tired. It doesn't take much for me to feel like I have run a marathon. I am getting by however I can though. DH is giving me a bit of a hard time these days. Medical Bills have started to come in and I know he is overwhelmed by them but I still don't get the feeling he is fully aware of just how seriously ill I am now. He feels if I end up needing a kidney he will just hand over one of his. End of sorry. I don't feel it will be that easy or simple. Stage 4 Kidney Disease is NO JOKE! My Daughter on the other hand is still attentive as she also tries her best to keep up with her schooling. She was certified in IV's the other day. emoticon Haven't yet spent any time with the grandson however. Haven't actually seen him since Christmas. emoticon although his 7th birthday is coming up the end of this month and I hope to get up enough strength to attend his dinner and party in 2 weeks. I am keeping my fingers crossed!

Not much else for now. Hope everyone is doing well!! emoticon

  
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LKWQUILTER 3/11/2014 8:57AM

    Take care of yourself and do what you can. Obey your body. emoticon emoticon

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SHOAPIE 3/10/2014 11:15PM

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THETURTLEBEAR 3/10/2014 9:17PM

    Maybe your daughter can explain to DH. It's so great to hear how she has stepped up when faced with the adversity of your health and is a support for you. What a wonderful change!

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SABLENESS 3/10/2014 8:43PM

    Glad you're feeling less dizzy; the tiredness is still telling you to take it very easy. Lots of hugs to you!

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Kidney Update

Friday, February 28, 2014

So yesterday's meeting with my kidney specialist didn't quite go as planned. Despite good lab results on Wednesday, it looks like my kidney is much too damaged (stage 4 kidney disease) to last , and dialysis and transplant will be in my future. When these will actually take place depends on future blood work but doc wanted to give me a heads up as well as go ahead and get the ball rolling so to be prepared for what lies ahead. Definitely not the news I wanted or prayed to hear but it is what it is.

Taking it day by day and praying!!!!

  
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HEALTHYSLIM2 3/7/2014 11:43AM

    Sorry I am just catching up on this now, Sallie!
Sending prayers up for you!! emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 3/1/2014 7:38PM

    Praying for you Sallie. Our older daughter Donna had an infection that damaged her kidneys and they do not work well at all--multiple infections/kidney stones. She was advised 10 yrs. ago that might be her future but so far, they are still working enough for her to live. I realize that you only have 1 kidney so that is worse but don't give up the hope. Will continue to pray for you. ((HUGS))

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BBORDEN86 2/28/2014 8:18PM

    Sending more prayers for you Sallie!!!

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LINDA! 2/28/2014 7:12PM

    emoticon Continuing to pray for you.

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LISACHOSECHANGE 2/28/2014 4:12PM

    I am so sorry. I had interstitial nephritis about 8 years ago.I was lucky meds healed me. I am praying for you.

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Lab Results

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

CELEBRATING GOOD LAB RESULTS!!! KIDNEY NUMBERS HAVE COME DOWN EVEN MORE THAN WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL LAST WEEK. HALLUJAH! I AM SO HAPPY AND RELIEVED. AT LEAST FOR NOW. I KNOW FULL WELL THAT THIS CAN CHANGED IN A HEARTBEAT BUT PRAYING IT CONTINUES. SEEING THE KIDNEY SPECIALIST TOMORROW. HOPE HE IS AS PLEASED AS I AM. emoticon

Still recuperating at home. Found out yesterday that the tiredness, weakness and dizzy feeling I experience daily is not likely to go away until I am off 2 of my meds which will be awhile. This limits my ability to move around much however doing what I can when I can. Also I leaned that back in January I had Congestive Heart Failure which I thought the doctors had ruled out but that turens out not to be the case , Respiratory Failure as well as Kidney Failure. Talk about a body shutting down, mine certainly did. No wonder I ended up on Life Support. Very Scary! I am definitely very lucky to still be here. Doing my best to turn things around as much as possible. Taking things as they come. For today, it is a good one!

  
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THETURTLEBEAR 2/26/2014 8:49PM

    That is great about your kidney numbers! You are a survivor!!

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RURAL3 2/26/2014 6:59PM

    emoticon emoticon You are amazing emoticon

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LINDA! 2/26/2014 2:58PM

    PTL, I am glad that you lab results are much better. Take care of yourself. We all want to see you strong and well again.

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LORIVIOLA 2/26/2014 2:57PM

    Just keep thinking about all the wonderful things you will be doing with your Grandbabies!!

Glad your bloodwork was good. Good luck with the rest.

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 2/26/2014 2:57PM

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Wow! You have a lot going on. Feel better soon!

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