A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. It will be my 9 year transplant anniversary on March 6. However the past couple of weeks my creatnine has been steadily rising. I went in for a biopsy yesterday (NOT like a skin biopsy, this is invasive and it hurts!!!) and my nephrologist (kidney dr) called me this morning.
He said I am having a rejection episode but alhamdulillah a fairly mild one. There is also scarring present from this past year of infections. The more detailed pathology report will not be available until next week sometime for me to know if my original disease is back or not.
Besides my creatnine rising (which is a measure of kidney function) my hematocrit level has dropped. This measures your redblood cell portion of the blood which carries oxygen to all your body parts. So I am also becoming anemic which is just another proof of the rejection and harm my kidney is experiencing.
I'll be starting on a hugely high dose of prednisone to try and get this under control and insha'Allah reclaim some of my lost function. I hate prednisone. I get grouchy, emotional and I swell horribly. My face will look almost unrecognizable, my legs and feet will be so swollen it will hurt to stand. Insha'Allah it works.
I also have stomach issues so if these huge doses of prednisone hurt me too much I'll have to go to the hospital to get iv prednisone. I am afraid I will have to as just my tiny regular dose of that medicine causes me alot of pain.
Sisters, please make dua for me that Allah gives me shifa and helps me do everything in my power to take care of my kidney.
Jazakum Allahu khair... Oh and I might not post for a week or so; just hang tight and keep me in your duaat!!!!! Ma salaama...