Yesterday Justin took me to my first appointment with two of the specialists at the University of Utah that I am seeing for my GPA. This appointment was for my subglottic stenosis, and we didn’t know … [Read more...] about Soon I will be breathing normally again!
Christmas Morning I started taking 60 mg of prednisone daily. I wasn’t really sure what to expect regarding side effects outside of insomnia, which is something that I am already dealing with due to … [Read more...] about Oh, the side effects of prednisone.
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