Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wednesday Update
Yesterday, I had my 3 month check-up with my rheumatologist. He asked me how I have been feeling and if I felt as good as I wanted to feel. It's pretty awesome to have a doctor ask if you could feel any better. I told him that I have so much more energy now and all the cramping has gone away from my joints. Plaquenil is awesome! We also discussed IVIg again and he said that I NEED to add that to my next pregnancy. We have already done everything else that is normal protocol for someone with a positive ANA and Lupus anti-bodies and APS. THIS IS THE ONLY OTHER MEDICINE WE COULD TRY. He said that he was surprised that the MFM I saw would not at least try it since it is safe and has no side effects.

I am encouraged that he said that all my numbers look good. They are not too high and I think that they will get better the longer I eat a whole foods diet. We talked about my new eating habits and he asked if I had lost any weight. I have lost about 10 pounds in the last three  months and he said that is because when you cut out things your sensitive to, you will lose weight. For me, I cut out dairy, gluten, and processed sugar. He also said that it is great that I have cut out those things and that there are not enough people that consider how food impacts their life. He seemed to think that it would be more important to be dairy free than gluten free.

I'm glad that he is a nice doctor. I feel better about getting pregnant now that I am feeling better and there has been slow improvement in my kidney function. I think that it is going to continue to get better. I also think that cutting out dairy, gluten, and sugar is going to help so much. Even if I don't get IVIg I am on 1 new medicine (plaquenil) and the MFM said that would help.I am getting another opinion from a MFM that is in his own private practice, I hear he is really nice and he does use IVIg a lot.

Hebrews 4:15-16 (KJV)

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

This passage is so encouraging to me. As a christian, my high priest is Christ Jesus and this verse is telling us that He knows everything that we are going through because he has gone through all these things, AND He wants us to come to Him with GREAT FAITH that we can have everything we need through Him.

1 comment:

  1. This is encouraging! I believe Jesus can work through the (RIGHT)doctors and medicine...I have seen it in my own life:) Love ya! Jessica