When I was in my mid to late ’20s, I started experiencing significant sinus congestion, pain, constant sinus infections, headaches, and bloody noses. I saw a few different ENT’s, was put on … [Read more...] about On Moving Forward & Waiting.
Photo by Varshesh Joshi on Unsplash Some good news! My recent urinalysis and blood work on my kidneys show that so far, they are in the clear. For now, it seems my GPA is showing up only in my … [Read more...] about On biopsies, waiting, and taking a seabatical.
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay I’m beginning to feel the seriousness of my diagnosis, Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA). In the last few days, I was unsure of how I was … [Read more...] about Feeling the weight of diagnosis.
Photo by Tim Goedhart on Unsplash Wednesday, October 16th, Dr. P called me to let me know that my blood tests came back ANCA positive. I have been diagnosed with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis … [Read more...] about Diagnosed; my new journey with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Photo by Cassi Josh on Unsplash Dr. P finally called he confirmed that my trachea is in fact narrowing and ordered the following blood tests: Complete Blood Count (CBC with auto … [Read more...] about A Journey to Diagnosis – Update Part #2
Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash Currently, my thyroid, iron, and other related health issues have been put on hold while I figure out what is going on with my lungs. Last Thursday, I went in … [Read more...] about A Journey to Diagnosis – Part #1