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post #21 of 39 Old 09-26-2013, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by franknbeans View Post
To give such advice without knowing the OP's specific case is dangerous, and that is, honestly, the nicest word I can use. Op certainly can do her own research online and learn more about what, if any, other options she has. But frankly-some folks would take your advice and it would be a death sentence and extremely ill advised. As a nurse-who looks at ALL the options and makes educated decisions I know enough to know that there is no black and white. Each person is different and the ONLY way to care for them is as individuals. I sure hope you have good insurance if you go around giving out advice like this!

Perhaps I shouldn't of made the comment on the doctors. But I still feel strongly that doctors need patients more than we need them......so long as we're willing to take control of our lives into our own hands.

I think for the most part doctors are too quick to suggest sponsored pills and surgeries before they're willing to admit that a change in eating habits to clean out the backed up, clogged internal sewage system ,"lymphatic system - for anyone who's wondering", will result in tremendous health benefits. Not once have I been to a doctor who told me that all I needed to do was clean up my eating habits, unclog my lymph system and get it functioning, clean out my kidneys, clean my GI tract, get out all the accumulated mucus deposits, clean and strengthen my liver...ya get the point. The only advice I've ever received from doctors has been....you need these shots...take these pills...how about surgery to remove this..... I'm sure though that anyone who is around the medical field for any length of time will be aware of this.

And I think it's well known to anyone in the medical field, that they can't advise such things for fear of malpractice and losing their license. This is why I chose to never enter such a restricted field whose teachings are built upon the foundations of prescribing medications. And instead focused all my learning towards actual healing and health. There's no way I could ever ethically do nothing more for people than alleviate their symptoms for a small while by suppressing their body's natural desire to heal itself. I would just have to open my big trap and spill the beans. So for me, I'm happy to be outside looking in, and being able to give simple suggestions to people that they need to look at the world we live in, and be very aware of the things they put into their body. And I prefer to give simple advice, for those people who are interested enough to learn this stuff, a place to start their own research.

And I do like doctors for trauma purposes. But the current work of a medical doctor....I can honestly say that I don't agree with.....but where we currently are in society, perhaps they are necessary, at the moment, to help people alleviate their woes until it becomes more common knowledge that health is simple. The fuels we provide our bodies will either destroy us or fill us with life. And it really is that simple. But, this is just me expressing my opinion from walking around the block a little bit. Nothing more.

And please if anyone out there has been to the doctors....been prescribed medications and actually healed from all their ailments.....and I mean REALLY healed. No more glasses, no allergies, no rubs or medications of any kind including OTC needed, no colds/flu's, absolutely devoid of any disease or trauma, no cavities, regrowth of any and all traumatised tissue "bones, teeth, skin, organs, etc", joints work as they should, you have energy and feel "youthful" all the time, basically perfect health......for YEARS on end, without needing to see a doctor ever again, or ever needing to swallow another pill, EVER.......then please by all means share it, and tell me to just shut up and go away.

And PLEASE understand I'm not meaning any offence to anyone out there. I just want to voice my opinion and share what I know about health, because first and foremost......it SUCKS to feel terrible all the dang time. Been there...done that....it ain't fun. But also, it's very saddening to watch the people you love just get sicker and sicker while they continue to go through more and more pain. So that's why I voice my opinion.

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post #22 of 39 Old 09-27-2013, 03:14 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by bitinsane View Post
the procedure isn't inpatient, it's usually done in an out patient facility and takes 30 min.
Oh, how I wish that were true, but since I have a blood clotting disorder they're keeping me overnight for observation. :/ I know it's an outpatient procedure for most but not for me, unfortunately.

TotalFreedom, that makes a bit more sense, however in an emergency situation like this where I'm going downhill pretty fast, unfortunately it's not feasible.

Ugh. Came home from work today at lunch and couldn't go back. I'm muscle achy all over and having a heck of a time concentrating. Thank god for autocorrect today or half of this would probably be illegible. Had some labs pulled earlier and an appointment tomorrow with my nephrologist. Hopefully I can even make it to Fresno this weekend. My mom's 50th birthday party is this Saturday :(
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post #23 of 39 Old 09-27-2013, 07:54 AM
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Hang in-make your arrangements and get done what needs to be. it is worse to have it hanging over your head, while you think of all the bad things that could happen. The sooner you get it done the faster you will have answers and hopefully some solutions.

Totalfreedom-I am not going to discuss your theories any further. To each their own. This thread is to support the OP in what needs to be done. Period.

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Feeling slightly better than yesterday...A bit more cognitive at least. Nephrology appointment this afternoon to discuss the labs taken yesterday so we'll see how that goes.

Also got a call from my staffing agency this morning. Today is apparently my last day at that job and I'm not even well enough to go in. I'm not really sure if I can care much about that right now, though finances are obviously going down the drain for a bit.

I almost just can't wait for this whole stupid thing to be over.
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post #25 of 39 Old 09-29-2013, 12:46 AM
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I've never had a kidney biopsy, but I have had a liver biopsy. I'm not sure how similar the two are, but I can tell you it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It was painful, not as painful as I'd led myself to believe, it was over very quickly, and did not really bother me for more than a few hours. I realized after the fact that I'd just hyped myself up. Hope that helps.
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Good lord that was terrifying. I have never had a panic attack before, but at least it's over and I'm still alive to tell the tale! Thanks for the support, everyone, it really did help leading up to things if nothing else. <3 Now to await the results!
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Good! I was thinking of you today. Now let's hope for good results.
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post #28 of 39 Old 10-01-2013, 02:38 AM
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Glad your biopsy is behind you. Wishing the best for you on results day.
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Good luck with the results 2BigReds! Hope you get some good news and they can help restore your kidneys to their normal function. I assume that the inflammation would be quite painful!!

Now you have me nervous, I have RA and it's been getting progressively worse, now in all my joints rather than restricted to elbows and knees, and I get much more swelling when it flares up, AND the flareups are more regular. Hope I'm not in line for any organ inflammation but I've already had what was suspected (not confirmed) as pleurisy, not to mention heart problems. And I'm only 25. Gah. Someone buy me a new body!!

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post #30 of 39 Old 10-01-2013, 09:28 AM
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Well done for getting through the procedure 2BigReds I know it's scary but you did it and I hope your proud of yourself even if it seems silly to be :). and I hope they find useful results for you! Please keep us all informed on how you are and any results you may get. All the best
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