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 … [Read more...] about On biopsies, waiting, and taking a seabatical.
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 feeling and was trying to process everything. But the … [Read more...] about Feeling the weight of diagnosis.
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 (GPA), formerly named Wegener’s after a … [Read more...] about Diagnosed; my new journey with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
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 differential)Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (Blood … [Read more...] about A Journey to Diagnosis – Update Part #2
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 for my CT Scan. Fingers crossed, I hoped … [Read more...] about A Journey to Diagnosis – Part #1
2014 Justin and I had been married for 10 years. We planned to start a family, but nothing was happening. After speaking to my gynecologist, we decided to try Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). A … [Read more...] about A Journey to Diagnosis – Preface