This past Wednesday, I was supposed to have my second follow up for my cataract surgery, an appointment with my nephrologist, and chemotherapy before driving out of town for clinic in the southern part of the state. Things didn’t quite go as planned. Monday Kyle said he wasn’t feeling well and thought he had bronchitis. … Continue reading Detour
Two Hits and a Miss
It’s been a rollercoaster couple of weeks. Last Wednesday I had both a chemo appointment and an appointment with the oncologist. The appointment with the doctor was at 4:30, and they actually called me when I was driving there to see if I could come in early. I told them I was on my way … Continue reading Two Hits and a Miss
A few days after my eye appointment, I got a text from the optometrist asking if I had gotten scheduled. I told her my appointment was in May but she pulled some strings and got me in much sooner (within a week) with the doctor she wanted me to see. The ophthalmologist confirmed the cataracts, … Continue reading Countdown…
Well, things haven’t exactly gone the way I was hoping after decreasing my chemo. The last two times I was at the infusion lab, my creatinine had jumped from 1.2 to 1.8, then the following week, it increased again to 2.0. And of course the corresponding eGFR dropped. Not good. But I’ve just been telling … Continue reading Four Eyes
New Year, New Regimen
Hello! It’s been a while. I hadn’t really had much to report over the past several weeks. Nothing new going on until pretty recently. Creatinine has been stable, eGFR has been between 45 and 59 (59!!! Normal is 60! That was just one time, but hey, I’ll take it). My hemoglobin has been between 10.1 … Continue reading New Year, New Regimen
Long time no blog! Two reasons for this: first, things are mostly continuing to be stable, which is good. And second, I just haven’t had the energy. Most of this is just written off the top of my head but I do try to make sure it has a minimal number of errors and also … Continue reading Juice
Famous? Moi?? Um. No.
Last Friday I had a video visit with the Pennsylvania nephrologist. She asked if I had found a local kidney doc, so I filled her in on the appointment I had with the new doc, Dr. G. I told her I would message her his contact information soon. She went through all my meds. I … Continue reading Famous? Moi?? Um. No.
About a month ago, a friend of mine got sick and wound up in the hospital. She’d been feeling generally crappy for a couple weeks. After thinking she was on the mend, she took a sudden turn and found herself in the ER and then admitted to the hospital for two days. Her medical issues … Continue reading Second Chances
I follow a blog [wherearemypillows.com] written by a woman with a rare disease called autoimmune encephalitis (AE), which causes the immune system to attack the brain and spinal cord. It causes a variety of neurologic and psychiatric symptoms. Like a lot of rare diseases, it’s often misdiagnosed, and reaching the right conclusion takes time. Because … Continue reading Milestones
Hello! It’s been a while! I feel like a fair amount of things have happened over this past month, although nothing earth-shattering or treatment-changing. I got the results of my mammogram—negative for any concerns. That was good news of course. It’s not something I dwell on (honestly, I don’t dwell on much), but of course … Continue reading Pipe Cleaners