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.