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Re: [IPm] Fwd: All about me.. the short novel!



> Got this sent to me today and I was wondering if I could get everyone's
> opinion..
>
> Brian

Opinion about what? What is the question?

Pat

>
> >To: <email @ redacted>
> >Subject: All about me.. the short novel!
> >Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 01:33:58 -0700
> >X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.50.4522.1200
> >
> >This is basically the question I sent to the diabetes team at the
Children
> >with diabetes website. I forgot to add that i have had an ANA done, and
> >ESR's done weekly (all of which come back in the 20 range).  Anyway, here
> >it is! lol
> >
> >I am a 25 year old woman with a 4 year honeymoon with Type 1
> >diabetes.  When I was 16, I had a viral form of Encephalitis, and
recently
> >I saw a question posted regarding it.  Could my diabetes be caused from
> >the Encephalitis? My blood sugar was 14mmols when admitted into acute
> >care, and stayed elevated during my hospital stay. I was unconscious and
> >eventually paralyzed from the waist down and in one hand. Luckily I fully
> >recovered from the Encephalitis, but I started to become severely
> >hypoglycemic to the point that I would pass out from low blood sugar. I
> >purchased a meter and tested, and noticed that my blood sugars were
> >getting higher and higher all the time.  I saw an Endocrinologist and
> >eventually was put on a sliding scale of Humalog (My blood sugar is
> >usually okay overnight so far).
> >I also have quite a bad immune system from all of this I'm sure.  Last
> >winter I was hospitalized with fever, and pylonephritis.  It took me two
> >months to get better (the fever continued and so did the pain and
fatigue)
> >after it happened, they think that I might have Lupus as well.  Right now
> >I have high blood sugar, high fever, I'm throwing up, I have pain in my
> >lower back and abdomen. They told me that I have inflammation in my right
> >ovary, kidneys and bowel.  They also saw a 7cm cyst 2 months ago in my
> >abdomen and since then it has shrunk and now gone away. They have me at
> >home on Dilaudid, and basically waiting. I have been home for 9 weeks
with
> >this now!  They don't know what to do with me, so they leave me at home
to
> >sit and wait.  Do you think this could all be related to the Encephalitis
> >since the Diabetes was? Or could this be a different inflammatory
process?
> >I have tried to be seen through Emergency and they just send me home
> >because they don't know what to do.  I have not seen a Rheumatologist
> >either.  Thanks for taking the time to read this.
> >
> >I've also had a white blood cell scan, in which I am still waiting for
the
> >results.
> >Basically, I have been home with a fever usually ranging from 37.5-38.5
> >Celcius, pain in my abdomen and in my back, bowel problems and fatigue.
> >I am extremely frustrated with this whole situation, and want nothing
more
> >than to get better and move on :)  Thanks again Brian!
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