The nephrologist called with the biopsy results today. There’s scarring from the diabetes, with about 40% loss right there. That goes with my first bloodwork back in May.
However, there’s also inflammation.
So I had 33 blood tests today, plus the start of urine testing. I have to collect 24 hours’ worth of urine and take it in for more tests.
I also had a chest X-ray.
The tests are checking for an amazing array of things, including hepatitis, Sjogren’s antibodies, Cryptococcosis, blastomycosis, granulomatous nephritis, and other stuff. Dozens of things. Maybe one of them will have a treatment.
I might have something that can be treated with steroids. Or something that can’t be treated, but the progression of which can be stabilized. Or not. I might be dying.
I hope not.