And the news is........good! Better than I expected. I have an autoimmune disease that is causing my kidneys to function improperly. That's also what is causing the high blood pressure. We aren't sure what kind of autoimmune disease it is yet. To find out, I have to have a kidney biopsy. It doesn't sound very pleasant, but it will tell us exactly whats wrong and how to go about treating it. The best news is that he agreed to write a letter for the adoption saying that this is treatable and I am expected to make a full recovery. Yahoo! This means we can get our dossier finished and hopefully turned in by June. I am sooooo relieved.
We won't be in Limbo anymore. We can actually move forward. Yes! The doctor was thrilled with the amount of weight I lost too. According to their scale, I lost eight pounds. In two weeks! That's very good! I think I can do this. I just have to take it one week at a time, and when I'm finished, I'll be slim and healthy for both myself and Sophie. The only bummer is I have been banned from exercising until my blood pressure comes down. It was dangerously high again today. I was just starting to get into the groove! He says it shouldn't be more than a week until the medication he gave me starts working. I am feeling so relieved right now, I can't even tell you. A very good day!