Happy Birthday!
Tuesday December 20th 2011, 8:35 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Lupus

A three-birthday day around here.

My friend Sterling’s wife gave out his cell number when he wasn’t looking and we all threw him a virtual surprise party with text messages. He thanked me and added as he wrote back, who is this?

Oh, Alison! Oh, okay, cool!

My mom went to her airport to pick up my older sister, who with her husband is taking care of their one-year-old grandson Geoffrey, his parents being deployed; so we got to sing Happy Birthday to Mom and talk to my dad and sister, too.

One year ago, and now… We got a quick Skype chat with Parker and Richard and Kim and we all sang him Happy Birthday, but since my husband was off at work, they’ll try later. Cool–all the more celebration for us!

And I got an answer from the doctor who had ordered the Reclast. The site that had said a low creatinine count was a sign of lupus nephritis had it exactly backwards. Low is good. It’s the high that’s a problem. Given that Reclast can affect kidneys of itself, and, yeah, there will be another test tomorrow, but it does seem to be clearing away.

It’s been probably twenty years since I had to know the details of lupus kidney disease, and I’ve never wanted to go back.

Looks like I won’t have to. Yes!

A certain young man is now officially one, his great-grandmother, that plus 80. It’s a holiday kind of a day all around.  Celebrate!

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Birthdays and your condition improving. Wonderful! Happy celebrations to all.


Comment by RobinM 12.20.11 @ 8:58 pm

Happy Birthdays to them all!

Comment by Monica 12.20.11 @ 11:42 pm

Birthday happiness wishes on their way.

Comment by Jody 12.21.11 @ 6:02 am

Tuesday was my son’s Birthday, a quiet one but a happy one.

Comment by Kris 12.21.11 @ 6:29 am

Yay! Happy news all around is wonderful. Hoping all those smiles help push the lupus reaction far, far away.

Comment by DebbieR 12.21.11 @ 6:53 am

Oh, happy days to your and yours, Alison! And Merry Christmas as well!

Comment by Pam 12.21.11 @ 8:20 am

Happy birthdays all around. Today is the birthday of a childhood friend. We always had a slumber party at her house to celebrate the start of Christmas break AND her birthday!

Comment by Channon 12.21.11 @ 8:25 am

nephitis – now that’s a term I haven’t heard for a while. I suffered from a form of nephitis from birth – constant high temps etc. The docs in Montreal had no idea (they took out my tonsils!). We moved to Ontario, and I was diagnosed by fluke – the doctor my parents found had a daughter with the same thing. They rebuilt my urinary tract when I was 3, and 46 years later, all is still well!
Glad to hear your issues are clearing up as well, and if I haven’t said it in a while, Parker is one cute little guy!

Comment by Sandra 12.21.11 @ 8:41 am

Holy Cow! Birthdays all over the place! And lots of generations! Congrats to all!

Today would have been Amalie’s 83rd birthday.

Comment by Don Meyer 12.21.11 @ 10:13 am

sounds like good news all around!!

Comment by Bev 12.21.11 @ 10:23 am

Excellent news! It seems to be a day for good things to happen. 🙂

Comment by RobinH 12.21.11 @ 11:47 am

Whew! Big relief, and lots of happy coming your way :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 12.21.11 @ 4:22 pm

Lots of hugs for all your loved ones being celebrated! Luckily, virtual hugs are germs free! hihihi

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 12.21.11 @ 6:19 pm

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