Chapter III: Moving on, and getting there.

In early 2013, I finally reached “remission”. The steroids and Rituximab had worked. Although the damage to my kidneys was not repaired, it had stalled, and we began to hope that I could start “moving on” with my life. Back when I first started treatment, and I realised I was facing a long road over unknown ground, I told myself that if/when I ever reached remission, I would travel to the UK to explore and

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Chapter II: Waiting when you don’t know what you’re waiting for.

In January 2011, I had an eGFR of 30. This equates to a rough percentage of kidney function, so while things were certainly looking less than stellar, they weren’t yet quite severe enough to warrant treatment – much to my surprise! This was because the treatment consisted of chemotherapy and high doses of steroids, both of which have some pretty serious side effects. After much discussion, it was decided it was in my best interest

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