I have had a difficult time of it the past six months, suffering from food poisoning, going into acute renal failure twice, a hospital stay, another day of fluid infusions, suffering extreme fatigue and weakness, an increase of shortness of breath, chronic diarrhea, rapid weight loss, going to doctors and for tests including a kidney biopsy...I was beginning to get depressed and didn't want to read anything about scleroderma or post very much.
But today it was like a switch was flicked and I feel like me again. My labs are "stable" although my creatine is still high at 1.87. My urine is not quite as foamy. The changes in medications have reduced the diarrhea so for the first time in years I am not constantly in the bathroom. I started physical therapy and already feel a little stronger. I went to my chiropractor today and the receptionist commented on how good I looked. I went to my salon for my massage and nails and several people also commented on how good I looked. Someone asked me if I got new glasses, which I haven't, and said I looked different.These are people who see me every week. I was able to go shopping tonight to a big store and walk around slowly without my oxygen.
I have no idea what tomorrow will bring. My pattern recently has been a good day followed by a day of needing to rest. I will gladly take the gift of today and hope for many more like it. I just had to share this will all of you!