Friday, January 8, 2010

Hospitalized

I have been missing in action since Tuesday.  I was hospitalized Tuesday and just discharged today.  Complications arised from the kidney biopsy done last week.  I was bleeding in my kidney causing a huge clot to develop in my bladder, blocking my ability to urinate.  I was admitted for bladder irrigations to break up the clots and when the bleeding would not stop I had to have an angiogram to embolize the bleeding in my kidney.  I lost alot of blood so I am weak and tired but I am happy to be home.  Thanks for everyone's prayers and well wishes.  It looks like I have been diagnosed with something called FSGS, an autoimmune renal disease.  The advanced stage of this disease requires dialysis and transplant but the nephrologists at Hopkins have given me a good prognosis since it has been diagnosed early. 

I have been given a surprise week off work to recover and I am sure I will find some projects I can work on!

23 comments:

Greg said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery. I'm still paying and sending good thoughts your way.

Lurline said...

Oh, Dear Stephanie - best wishes for an accurate prognosis - tons of love if that will help you get better soon!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Sending lots of (((hugs))) and good wishes for a quick and full recovery.

Jackie said...

Stephanie, So glad to hear that you are home and alright. Thank goodness you had an early diagnosis to assure you a good future prognosis. Sending well wishes and prayers your way. Enjoy your restful week off.

Kim said...

Wow! This got serious in a big hurry. I am glad to hear that you are rebounding from all that trauma. This had to be really difficult for you and hubby and I am sorry to read about this. Here's hoping things go smoother from here on out. Take care and REST this week.

Dee said...

Holy cow! I thought I'd missed something, but man, that was fast!

I'm glad you were able to get help right away...praying through your discomfort and weakness...

If I lived closer, I'd have KT make you a meal (I do know how to delegate, ya know!)LOL and I would come over and play board (bored) games with you.

Take care and go easy on things!

Pat said...

Steph....I'm glad they caught this early and I'm sure they will keep you on a regimen that keeps this condition under control. Take it easy and enjoy your week off from work (although I'm sorry you had to "earn" it this way).

Angela said...

Prayers for you! Glad you got an early diagnosis! Get some rest and enjoy a little time off work! :o)

bettyp said...

hope your doing better!! Take care of yourself!!

quiltmom said...

Wishing a speedy recovery - I love your upbeat attitude- it can only help you feel better soon. Enjoy your time off doing the things that give you the most pleasure- rest relax and rejuvenate.
Sending your lots of positive energy and warm thoughts,
Regards,
Anna

Ariane said...

Ah!!!! I hope you are doing okay. Take it easy this week. I'll say a prayer for you to have a speedy recovery. Just take care of yourself and get well soon.

Mikol said...

Praying for a speedy recovery!

Rebecca said...

Lots of well wishes and hugs coming your way. I am pleased they have picked it up early and wish you a safe recovery.
Big Hugs
Bec

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Stephanie...you are in my thoughts please take care...and take it easy.

Stephanie said...

Thanks everyone for your well wishes. I am very thankful to have such a great family and friends.

julieQ said...

I am so sorry, Stephanie. Of course I am praying for you...hope the catheter/irrigation process was not too daunting...and take it easy! Hugs and many thoughts...

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Feel better soon! I'm glad they were able to find this early.

Linda said...

Get better! I'll have my catechism kids say a prayer for you. Keep creating!

Debbie said...

Ohmygosh, Stephanie. Glad I'm hearing about this when you are already on the mend. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.

Helen said...

Get well soon wishes are winging their way over the Pacific from Australia to you Steph, take care and use your week off to recover and o.k...... I guess you could do a little hand sewing!

elsie123 said...

Take care of yourself...that's your top priority! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Loris said...

Oh man, Stephanie! What a thing to have to go through. I'm glad you are doing better now. I will definitely keep you in my prayers and will hope you regain your energy quickly. Hope some stitching time soothes you.

quiltfool said...

Just catching up and am so glad to hear you're home. Rest and quilt and recover. Lane

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