Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I've been dealing with a kidney infection for the past 18 months. My nephrologist is wonderful and has been trying to get to the bottom of this. After months of medicine changes, numerous blood tests, etc., I finally had a kidney biopsy last December. It showed that I did indeed had a different type of kidney infection. There is no apparent cause for it, but for 30% of people who have these infections, the infection just disappear after 12 months. If they don't clear up, then a patient has to take mega doses of steroids, etc. I've been stressed just thinking about that possibility as 30% wasn't very high.
My 12 months were up this past March. Tests results showed some improvement, but not nearly enough. My meds were changed again, more testing. This has been an on-going process for me for the past 6 months. My doctor and I worked diligently, hoping that this infection would disappear.
It's now 18 months later........and........at last this infection has cleared up! All of my tests were very good. Thank you God for answered prayers!
Now I am able to focus even more on my weight loss. I know some of the meds make it impossible for me to lose more than a few pounds a month, but as long as I continue to see those numbers drop, I'll be happy :)