Can’t remember words when talking. Forgetting stuff. Less alertness. I’ve been blaming all this on the meds. Then I realized I was doing all this stuff PRE-meds. Meh. So much for my new scapegoat…


Was inspired by figure skating in the Olympics to listen to my fave classical composer – Sergey Rachmaninov (Piano Concerto No. 2 by Van Cliburn, which was my mom’s fave – so definitely some nostalgia as well). Reminds me to keep classical in my regular rotation of music – life needs more beauty and majesty and regal-ness.

Health Update

Tomorrow has been 3 weeks since the treatment started for my kidney disease (called IGA Nephropathy). They carpet bombed me with the Prednisone for 3 days and I felt it for a good week or more – jittery, tense, tired, fuzzy eyesight, etc. I still worked during that time, but didn’t do much else. After that I went to the much lower dose oral meds. So now my body seems to be equalizing a bit and the side effects are much less severe. There are good days and bad days.

I met with my nephrologist today (kidney doctor) and the good news is that the primary marker in my labs that monitors the severity of the disease has gone down for the first time in 2 years! Only slightly but that was a good dose of encouragement I need to make it through the next 5 months of continued treatment.

Making some changes to my diet, but as of now too fatigued to exercise. Folks on this treatment say it gets better after the first 2-3 months, so hopefully then.

We sincerely appreciate the prayers & thoughts. Family, friends, and our amazing church are helping us walk down this path..