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    Quote Originally Posted by WalshFan88 View Post
    Just a quick update to everyone-

    I've seen the rheumatologist, infectious disease specialist, and urologist.

    No bladder cancer or any issues there. Also I'm negative on the lupus and RA testing, which is great. I have OA, and have had it for many years.

    I'm breathing easier knowing that lupus, bladder cancer, etc are off the table. I'm still really concerned about the prospect of kidney disease, but I'm not as stressed out as I was.
    I was so happy to see your list of eliminations! It's great to be able to rule those vile things out. Now they can pin things down, and you can focus on what you need to do. I pray that your journey to taking care of your issues will be a short one. God Bless.
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    Austin, I am so glad all those things were ruled out. Hopefully, now when you see the kidney specialist they will be able help you on the road to a full recovery. Thinking of you Austin and sending prayers your way.

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    Thanks for letting us know what's going on, Austin. So good to hear the list of "no" things. And once they can pinpoint what it is, it will be a relief to have a game plan.

    I'll keep sending good thoughts and healing thoughts your way. Take care, my friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalshFan88 View Post
    Just a quick update to everyone-

    I've seen the rheumatologist, infectious disease specialist, and urologist.

    No bladder cancer or any issues there. Also I'm negative on the lupus and RA testing, which is great. I have OA, and have had it for many years.

    I saw the infectious disease specialist today, and he thinks my issues lie with my kidneys. I'm still passing blood and protein, so my next appointment is with nephrology to see what is up with them. The bladder is fine, so it has to be kidneys at this point. That would cause the abnormal bloodwork, and most of my symptoms. It's possible that I did have an infection at some point that is now a kidney issue, but I have no active infection which is good.

    So now it's just a matter of waiting for the kidney specialist. I'll update back when I have the answers from there.

    I'm breathing easier knowing that lupus, bladder cancer, etc are off the table. I'm still really concerned about the prospect of kidney disease, but I'm not as stressed out as I was.
    Wow, this is so crazy because I seriously saw this right after I was wondering about how you were doing.

    I'm just SO GLAD it's not cancer or those other things. Let's just get whatever it is diagnosed and treated!

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    Austin, fingers crossed for you! Grateful for the good news so far and hoping for the best outcome.


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    Thanks everyone!

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    Austin, I hope that your doctors find the problem soon and that it will be something that's easily manageable.

    I have been out of the habit of posting partly from the break but also a busy time in my life.

    Like many here, I was dealing with the problems of ageing relatives. In late spring, my father-in-law reached the point where he could no longer stay safely in his own home and we had to make arrangements for him to move to a care home. Although he had decreasing mobility and increasing dementia, we tried to keep him in his own home for as long as possible, even though it was more than a three hour drive from where we live. Our biggest fear was we'd get him into a care home and he'd demand to go home and persuade a doctor that he had the mental capacity to make that decision. A few years ago, we brought him to stay with us for a few weeks while we sorted out a care at home service and he would change his mind about what he wanted several times a day, eventually calling the police to say he was being kept against his will. Eventually, after two hospitals and two care homes, he seemed to be settled and happy. We had a few pleasant weeks of visiting him and then he died at the end of the summer. We still haven't found time to clear his house.

    I now find myself as the oldest generation. Over the last 11 years, I've had to deal with the deaths of both parents, my husband's uncle (who had no children) and now my father-in-law. This is fairly typical for someone of my age but it's still hard to accept. I'm not sad but I've lost some of my optimism. I'm also feeling fed up about clearing up other people's stuff and not finding time for doing what I want.
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    UTW - Please accept my deepest sympathy on the death of your father-in-law. It is so hard to make all those decisions for parents. Our family went through it with my mother. I noticed you had not been posting. Sending warm thoughts to you and hope things start looking up soon. Take Care, we missed you here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UndertheWire View Post
    Austin, I hope that your doctors find the problem soon and that it will be something that's easily manageable.

    I have been out of the habit of posting partly from the break but also a busy time in my life.

    Like many here, I was dealing with the problems of ageing relatives. In late spring, my father-in-law reached the point where he could no longer stay safely in his own home and we had to make arrangements for him to move to a care home. Although he had decreasing mobility and increasing dementia, we tried to keep him in his own home for as long as possible, even though it was more than a three hour drive from where we live. Our biggest fear was we'd get him into a care home and he'd demand to go home and persuade a doctor that he had the mental capacity to make that decision. A few years ago, we brought him to stay with us for a few weeks while we sorted out a care at home service and he would change his mind about what he wanted several times a day, eventually calling the police to say he was being kept against his will. Eventually, after two hospitals and two care homes, he seemed to be settled and happy. We had a few pleasant weeks of visiting him and then he died at the end of the summer. We still haven't found time to clear his house.

    I now find myself as the oldest generation. Over the last 11 years, I've had to deal with the deaths of both parents, my husband's uncle (who had no children) and now my father-in-law. This is fairly typical for someone of my age but it's still hard to accept. I'm not sad but I've lost some of my optimism. I'm also feeling fed up about clearing up other people's stuff and not finding time for doing what I want.
    UTW, let me also express my condolences. I too had noticed your absence and I'm so sorry it's due to such sad times. I'll be praying for you during what will no doubt be a hard holiday season. Man, I dread dealing with being "the oldest generation" in my family, especially since I have have no kids. It seems you have dealt with it as well as you could have in a very difficult situation.

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    Austin, good news on some things, but hope they can figure it all out for you soon and. Prayers.

    UtW, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your father in law. You have my sympathy and I can understand what you are going through. My Mom is in a care home and she is taking it very well. It was hard when we first moved her, but for the past year she has been pretty happy. I feel sorry for her as she loved her home, gardening, and cooking which she can't do now, so she is pretty bored, but it has to be this way as we had exhausted all other options. It's just sad.
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