Thursday, July 06, 2006

Feeling Calmer

Sorry about the freakout yesterday. But c'mon, you've got to be getting used to them by now! :)
Today I was able to decrease the dosage of Prednisone by 20 mg., and I have to say I am feeling a little bit better. I think I will be able to handle it as long as I get to keep decreasing each month. I'm not even going to worry about whether or not I have to take it again at a later date. There's nothing I can do about it now. I'll just have to wait until my bloodwork comes back in two weeks to see if the protein has decreased. Well, that and pray very hard that the disease goes into remission. I'm doing everything I can right now. As for the weight loss, I have decided to keep up with the diet, but not worry about weighing myself every single week. I am still exercising almost daily, and I am pretty sure at the very least I can maintain the weight I am at for another four months. That's going to be my goal for now. To not gain anymore back. I'm think I can at least do that. Baby steps. Overall just feeling better about the whole situation. The doctor kind of freaked me out yesterday with some of that new info. I'm seriously considering getting a second opinion. My insurance will pay for it, an dit might help me to hear what another nephrologist has to say about it. Thank you for all your kind words yesterday. It really does help to know that others are thinking about me, as I think about all of you people that I don't even know! Blogging is such a strange thing. Strange but wonderful.

P.S. Oops! Did I forget to mention that we now have ALL of the documents for our dossier complete and ready to send to our agency, and we will be getting fingerprinted on Tuesday? How could I forget to mention that? That means most likely we will be DTC August 5th, since our agency processes paperwork on that date each month. We are so excited!! Finally! Of course we'll feel better when we have our group number, but hey, we're almost there!
(Group numbers are what our agency gives out instead of LID's)


Joannah said...

How great is it to know that you will be DTC next month?! Congratulations! What a journey it's been, huh?

I think you've got a good perspective on your health and weight loss. I'm glad to know that you're feeling better about the situation.

Kristin said...

How exciting for you to be getting ready to be DTC... you have gone through so much to get there!!!

Glad you are feeling better.

Jenna said...

That is awesome that you are getting your DTC done next month! That is great! I hope that your fingerprinting goes well.
I am glad that you are feeling better today. I guess we all have to realize what will happen, has to happen.

I love horses to, I rode when I was younger but now I never really get the chance. I think swimming lessons are a great idea, at the YMCA I know they have adult swimming lessons. I think learning as an adult is much harder than as a child, but it is so worth it. I think it would be awesome if you could learn how to swim before you get your daughter, that way you can help teach her in your apartments :)

Katie said...

We were DTC on Aug fith last year! I'm glad you are feeling better. Hang in there.