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Old 08-24-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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Asking for pixie dust, prayers, or happy jig...UPDATE 9/19 Final news

Hi everyone:

I know with Issac heading towards Florida and what happened in NYC it is more important to send pixie dust towards those directions, but if you have an extra sprinkle, I could really use it.


As I sit in San Francisco, wishing I was dealing with this back in my home state of Virginia, I am becoming very, very nervous.

Back story: I have been diabetic for 31 years. In 2002 I was diagnosed with kidney disease and all has been going well until recently. Apparently my reproductive system is messing up my kidney levels. How, I don't know or understand, but it is. So the gynecologist put me on this shot to help settle things down. Well I am in week 3 of the shot and I am having terrible, terrible reactions to it.

My gynecologist says there is no way that this is the shot but I was fine until I took it. About a week ago I was in the hospital for terrible chest pains (a side effect of this shot) and while in the hospital my kidney levels shot up drastically. My kidney doctor said I was fine to go to San Francisco.

Well I went to Labcorp on Monday and the results are worse than ever. In 3 days my levels skyrocketed and now I am swelling terribly. I look like I got into a fight. My husband keeps telling me not to worry about this because this is the shot and I have about a week left before it starts to fade from my system. But I am scared that the swelling means that my kidneys are failing fast.

I know this day would eventually come, but who is ever prepared for it? Right now I just feel so alone. I can't reach my kidney doctor for further advice until Monday. My dog isn't with me to cheer me up and my husband is in training all day. I am afraid to go out and do stuff in San Francisco, to keep my mind off things, because I am so sick. I have never felt so helpless before in my life.

If you have an extra minute I could really use a bit of support, pixie dust, prayer, happy jig, or what ever you can spare.

Thank you so much. I really appreciate it the support.

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Old 08-24-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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Melissa, I'm so sorry you feel so bad.....I will keep you in my prayers. Take it easy and get some rest.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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I just typed up a long reply on my phone but it wouldn't let me post. Quickly I'll just say I'm sorry your going through this and I hope you feel better soon. Saying a little prayer for you..
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:08 PM   #4
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I'm sorry you are feeling so badly. I hope you feel a little better soon so you can enjoy your time in San Fran.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:13 PM   #5
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Melissa, I have been wondering about how you were doing. I am glad that you decided to seek comfort here. Know that we are here for you!

I would speak with the doctor's call service about the swelling and be persistent. The mind can be a terrible thing sometimes and not knowing what is really causing it or if it is some other type of reaction will make you feel worse.

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Old 08-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #6
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Lots of hugs, good wishes and prayers heading your way.

I hope that they find the cause and are able to make you feel better soon xx
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #7
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Good wishes and prayers and . Hope they figure out what's wrong, soon.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:46 PM   #8
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How much longer are you going to be in San Francisco? Maybe if you feel better then you can catch a cab and go to see The Walt Disney Family Museum. It might make you feel better. :-)

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Old 08-24-2012, 03:01 PM   #9
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oh Melissa - I'm so sorry you're going through all this, and to not be home as well. I wish I knew someone nearby to keep you company and help keep you mind off things. Greg and I are both conjuring up good thoughts and sending Take care, stay in touch
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:32 PM   #10
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Sending you many hugs, prayers, and pd.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:34 PM   #11
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swelling

get a second opinion. go to a doctor. It may be renal failure. You need to be checked!!
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:35 PM   #12
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Pixie dust is on it's way! I hope you start to feel better soon. You may feel alone right now but just know that you're not. You have a bunch of friends here thinking about you and sending prayers and best wishes your way.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #13
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Pixie dust is on it's way! I hope you start to feel better soon. You may feel alone right now but just know that you're not. You have a bunch of friends here thinking about you and sending prayers and best wishes your way.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #14
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Pixie Dust and Hugs coming your way.

If possible get a second opinion in San Francisco. If you wake up feeling better, just have an easy day, laying around the room, have a massage, get room service...pamper yourself.

Or, if you're up to it, find a tour in the area...something you would really enjoy and spend an enjoyable few hours.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:30 PM   #15
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Wishing you tons of pixie dust and hugs. I wish you the best and that everything will be okay. You are in my prayers.
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