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For those of you following (and because I'm an annoying open book) ....
I had my right kidney biopsied last week and got my results today. Out of all the possible diagnoses we were checking for I received the call today that told me that I was diagnosed with my "best case scenario": Minimal Change Disease.
Disease?? Sounds scary, eh?
Seriously, it's the diagnosis I was hoping for. By the time I went for biopsy it wasn't a question of if something would be found - it was just figuring out WHAT was causing my limb and eye swelling, massive (MASSIVE!!) fatigue, a toilet bowl that looked more like a sudsy kitchen sink (TMI? IDK.), and crazy off the lab labs for cholesterol, triglycerides, and TSH. I mean ... I already have Hashimoto's thyroid disease. I didn't REALLY need something to make me lose thyroid hormone too.
Anywhoooooo... Today I took my first pretty big dose of steroids today. I'm a little shaky and sweating - but hopefully they'll eventually throw this bump in the road into remission. I recheck in six weeks to see if any progress is being made. I, hereby, apologize in advance for any irritability I may display. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚
I am soooooooo thankful for having the world's best nephro ARNP (and whole team, really) in my corner!!!! So, please forgive any fatigue/steroid induced whining... Please? It's possible that my appearance can change a little from the steroids, but once I kick this thing in the cajones, I should return to normal. Feel free to ask questions along the way!
I'm also happy that I have, like, the world's greatest IRL and interwebs support group!! Love to you all!!! #nephroticsyndrome #minimalchangedisease #thatprednisonelife #moonfacemonica #hyperglycemiafordays #hellokidney #orderapsychconsult #momlife #autismmomma #nurselife #hospicenurse

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