Next Round

I survived the 2nd round of steroid carpet bombing a week and a half ago. The side effects were much more severe this time (because, unlike the first time, I already had it in my system.) So it was a long week of recovery. Friday was the first day I started to feel closer to pre-bombing “normal.” So now back on my oral steroids, at least with less side effects than the past week. One of the most annoying side effects is a retina inflammation in my right eye, which causes fuzzy eyesight – some days worse than others.

I’ll do labs in a couple of weeks and am hopeful of the continued decrease in my creatinine levels.

Also appreciative of the prayers and support…


Health Update

First, let me say that I am a blest man – more than I deserve. God is good…all the time. I am fortunate to have a kidney disease that has no pain. So every pain and any discomfort I feel is from the cure, which is working! I just did my 6-week labs and my creatatine number continues to go down. That makes it easier to take all those pills every day. 4.5 months left for the treatment. I’m also working with a dietician who is guiding my juicing efforts to support this process. I’m experiencing many of the expected side effects of the prednisone – sleeplessness, moon face, fuzzy eyesight, jitteriness, and many others. But in the last week, I have had more good days than bad, which means much lessened side effects. I’ll take it. Prayers are appreciated as I will start my second round of carpet bombing – 1 gram of prednisone by IV infusion a day for 3 days – next week. I am SO thankful for the incredible support I’ve received from my family, friends, church, and work. As I said, blest more than I deserve…