And they aren’t pretty! I got the lab work results back today and they aren’t great. My tryglicerides are really high, high cholesterol, which isn’t a good thing. But worse then that my kidney functions aren’t great! And, my blood platelet level is way out of the ball park. So, what are they gonna do about it? Well, not much right now. I am being put on a couple of new prescriptions. My blood pressure is high, which the doctor said eventually happens with Lupus. But, I have been a person who really wants to stay away from steroids as much as I can. So, with that in mind the doctor is working with me on regulating things, hopefully, without having to put me back on steroids.
My ANA came back negative, which for me is not unusual. I am one of those weird cases who has those bounce around like yo yo’s…back and forth. So, really we can never rely on that to be a tell all in the lupus department. Those of you who have lupus know what I mean! There are so many other “tells” to this illness besides blood work, and some doctors get focused so much on the blood work that they forget to look at the body signals. My doctor, thankfully, is not one of those. He listens to me and to my body and does the blood work as well…to stay on top of everything.
The most important for me right now is the kidney thing and the high blood pressure. I don’t want my kidneys damaged by this disease. How am I going to keep that from happening? I don’t know yet. Only time will tell. But for now, I will rest more, not stress so much and change my eating habits for sure!
So, how is your day?