Everytime I go to my zillion and two doctors, there is always something new with me. Even though I feel fine, since I'm in remission, my rheumi suggested seeing a nephrologist "just in case."
First time I see him, he requested a 24 hour urinanalysis test... NOT FUN I tell you.
All my other doctors look at my test results and say they look fine.
I go back to my nephrologist...and he says "they didnt do the math for me....and they didn test for the protein level I also requested." So he sat there for a good 10 min jotting down and doing jibberish (to me) math problems... Finally he looks at me and says:
"Someone your age should have 100% kidney functions.... your tests shows you only have about 60-70%. The good news is that since we didnt find any white blood cells, it might not be the lupus causing it, but the sojourn's..... since lupus is much more aggressive in attacking the kidneys."
So now I have to get an ultrasound of my kidneys, and a kidney biospy.
Anyone every had one before? Do they put you out? Or do they just do what they do with a bone marrow biopsy? (Uhhh...even though they put the novacaine in first, that thick needle of pain killers still HURTED)
I'm getting so sick of going to all these doctors and then only for them to tell me something is majorly wrong with me every few months.
I'm like a broken down old truck that needs a new tune up every 6 months....
Good news is that....last time they tried to take out my spleen, I fought tooth and nail to keep it and won....I still have my spleen and my platelets have still been awesome.... my lupus has been in remission....my sojourn's is handable, my grave's is in "normal" range and i am just waiting for it to go under then synthoid for me....
But if there is more goign on with my kidneys when the test results come back... hopefully it's not the lupus causing it..... :wink2:
Keep me in your thoughts....