Thursday, March 19, 2009

Awaiting results...

That was absolutely the quickest hospital stay I've ever had! My creatinine was the same, so because it hadn't decreased, they went ahead and did a biopsy yesterday. Ok, not to be a wimp, but I REALLY didn't like having that biopsy done. Having gone through tons and tons of medical procedures, I wasn't at all nervous going in there, but when they actually started talking about sticking that long needle into my brand new kidney, I got a little anxious. It was a little painful, but the worst part was the clicking of the biopsy needle. Those of you who have had a biopsy know what I'm talking about. Even though I knew it was getting ready to happen, I still jumped about a foot off the table... haha! Then, the doc said, "Oh, we need to take one more biopsy just to be on the safe side". And here I thought everything was over and done with...

I had to lay on my back for 6 hours after the biopsy, even having to use the dreaded bedpan. Ughh! On the (very) bright side, my nephrologist let me go this morning, even though the biopsy results weren't back. Most of the biopsy results will be back tonight, but he thinks it's most likely going to be toxicity from my medication, so it's nothing that I would need to be in the hospital for. If by some small chance it is rejection that requires IV steroids, they will just have me come back to the hospital for a few days.

Jason didn't go with me. He was home with gastroenteritis (a stomach virus in case you don't know what that is). He is feeling better, but still has some nausea and well... you know the other part that comes with it. As Jason puts it, "One end has been in full reverse, and the other end has been in hyper-overdrive." Poor thing. I'm hoping I don't get it. We have some major anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-basically-everything wipes that we swiped from the hospital awhile back, so I'm going to go over every surface in the house with them that Jason has touched. Just some trivia for you... a friend of mine took a microbiology class and they found that Clorox/Lysol wipes don't kill the bugs, so they are a waste of money. I don't bother with those since she told me that... hence the swiping of these other ones. :)

I have soooo missed everyone's blogs. I will try to catch up on them later. I took my computer to the hospital, but left it in the car since I didn't think I'd be there too long. I hope all of you are doing well!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh Christy!!!! I had a kidney biopsy once, and to this day it is the one major thing I fear of having to get ever again!!!! It was so painful, that long stickin needle in your back. It was dreadful. And two?? Oh, I feel for you.

I really hope it comes back clean!

cowtown
kelly

LJ said...

I feel like a stalker, I kept checking to see if you wrote..I was worried about you.I am sorry you had to go through that pain! I am praying for good results. Are you still sore from it? Hang in there your my tough girl. I also hope your hubby gets better too. Love you living lobe sis!

OceanDesert said...

You are seriously ONE TOUGH COOKIE!

I am glad it is over for ya tho and I'm thinking CLEAR thoughts for ya!!!!!

Somer Love said...

I am so glad you didn't have to stay in there long i hope that it is something that can be taken care of on an out patient basis! I was thinking about you the whole time, I was a lil worried when you didn't post anything. As always you are in my prayers!
Xo

Alicia said...

Ick-sounds awful! Praying that you find out great results.