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Learning to Overcome!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Prayer is powerful. My husband Dwight had his PSA go up drastically from one year to the next. He had to have a biopsy. I had everyone praying for him. Praise God, it was benign and his PSA levels dropped.
I discovered my kidney function was only at 29% filtration, stage 3 or 4 kidney failure. Sadly, my Nephrologist had said I "wasn't bad", instead of explaining to me what the eGFR numbers meant. Another of my doctors explained it to me.
Everyone (you know, my friends and associates) is praying for me too.
Through this prayer, I have come to believe that it may be the medication I am taking for high blood pressure that is causing my filtration rate to drop. I will ask my GP next week to change my medication. Then I will have my lab work again later in June with the Endocrinologist and see what those results are.
In the meantime, I am changing Nephrology doctors and will not see the new one until July 30. This will be the third Nephrologist I will have seen. I have an appointment with another on August 20 that I will not cancel until I see what this new one is like. I have been told by the doctor who gave me the list of good Nephrologists that he is "stern". So I guess his bedside manner is lacking, but if he is a good doctor, that does not bother me so much.
One good thing throughout all this, my blood pressure is low and I am not swelling.
My faith has also grown because of the great church I have been attending since January.
So great churches and great doctors can make a difference in my life. I have to do my part too, by exercising and eating correctly. Nowadays eating correctly is a mostly vegan diet.
I am Learning To Overcome, through God's Grace. I believe I will be healthy, with the help of the good doctors and God. God directs all our paths and vocations, even doctors.
I hope all this makes sense.
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    The light of God surrounds you, the love of God enfolds you, the power of God protects you, the presence of God watches over you. Wherever you are, God is, and all is well.
    1804 days ago
    Amen. I believe Prayers are with you. And who knew we had to take such control.
    1821 days ago
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    Hang tough and keep your faith! God is good!

    1822 days ago
    My friend, if your insurance company allows you to change nephrologists, go for it! I have multiple sclerosis and last year I saw 4 neurologists until I found a compassionate and knowledgeable one. So, go for it!! You deserve the best care that you can get. emoticon

    I am glad your husband is okay and that you were able to figure out what might be wrong, another reason to drop the nephrologist you have now. Please keep us posted on your progress and needless to say, my prayers and support are always with you.

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    1822 days ago
    One thing I discovered in years of taking my mom and dad to see their various health care providers is

    #1 often Dr's do not take into consideration other treatments & prescriptions that your other Dr's have you on.

    #2 Always (somewhere near the beginning of your appointment) have a list of the meds you are taking (including herbs & supplements) and the reason you are taking them - and read it to your Dr. (don't just hand it over)

    #3 Also, make a written list of questions that you want answers to . . . . and then make sure you get answers. Often they 'dance' around and never really answer your question.

    Remember, this is YOUR life and YOUR health . . . and YOUR money that's paying for his services. Make sure you get what you deserve!

    In a kind, Christian, loving way, of course.
    1822 days ago
    I will be praying for you and your hubby! Hold you head up and believe God is in charge!
    1822 days ago
    Praise God for good news!
    1822 days ago
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