Hi, all. I am still in the hospital, typing on a phone and limited to an LTE connection. I have acute and chronic kidney failure, and when I was rushed in on Monday, was a seizure risk. I’m on an IV now, and this week the doctors have ruled out one thing after another. My kidneys are pulling a Padme and dying for no reason. I am a mystery, my problems scaring off some. I have been reading, and may even finish DDay Girls. Although i am likely to be a patient for a long time to come , I hope to be able to leave the hospital next week. At least I can them find a laptop for future hospitalizations.

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14 Responses to update

  1. Trey says:

    I stumbled across your website today looking up Alexander Solzhenitsyn. I am sorry to hear about your condition. You are in my prayers.

    Almighty and Everlasting Father, You have healed the disease and ailments of many as a demonstration that you have the power not only to forgive our sins, but over all of creation. I pray for the author of Reading Freely that You may give her/him healing of both body and soul in your dear Son, Jesus Christ, according to your will. Through the same Jesus Christ who live and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.

  2. Cyberkitten says:

    WTF, Dude! Do they have *any* idea what caused that? Family history? Your addiction to bungee jumping from an early age? I *DO* hope they find out what’s going on SOON and let you home. Hospitals are not nice places at the best of times. Keep us informed (obviously) as to progress. Hopefully you’ll be tapping a long reply from your keyboard before you know it!

    • The doc and I went through a long list of possibilities. High blood pressure is the null hypothesis, but there’s no other trace of it. Thr mineral issue is being addressed. I don’t do drugs, and my diet has skewed toward healthy since 2012 when I dropped all that weight. Hope to be typing rather than tapping soon!!

  3. Wow. My last reply sure got answered in a hurry. So you’re looking at dialysis and maybe a kidney transplant. NOW I’m praying for a donor!! May God heal you completely!!

  4. Marian says:

    Dear Stephen, really sorry to hear this news. Please keep us posted as you can. Wish I was closer to help in any way, but I’ll be praying for sure. ❤

  5. Oh, Stephen, I’m so sad to hear this news. I pray that the doctors will discover what’s causing your kidneys to shut down and you have peace in your heart through this, knowing you’re not alone. Be strong!

  6. Oh, my dear. I’m so sorry to hear this. I hope they figure out what they can do to get you all better very, very soon!

  7. lydiaschoch says:

    Wow, how scary! You’re in my thoughts. I hope you get some answers and start feeling better soon.

  8. Oh dear. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way right now. Let’s hope your doctors come up with some solutions for you today.

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