Category Archives: defeated

Disappointment with AutoImmune Disease

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So now that my summer break is here I am ready to tackle this Lupus flare. I was referred to a nephrologist only to learn she is booked up until August. It was devastating since I return to school in August. By God’s miracle, I got a call that said she could see me that afternoon and I went no questions asked.

She reviewed my labs and gave me the news I am stage 5 Lupus Nephritis. Not good. No blood in urine, but very high protein. Crazy because I have no symptoms yet.

She is referring me to get a biopsy to learn how bad it is. The biopsy will determine the treatment. It is so disappointing.

The rising cost of co-pays. The fear that my organs are being attacked. Thinking about living with this disease another 40 years…it is frustrating.

All I can do is give it to God and be okay with whatever may come.

For the love of baseball

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This team of lottery picks thrown together to make a team finished last in the league with zero wins.

A defeated season…zero, zilch, nada.

We even questioned entering the tournament, but thought why not?

Our first game was against the first place team. A team that beat us 15-2. A team that has not lost a game in 2 years. David vs. Goliath.

We won 11-9.

We celebrated like we won the championship! We hugged and cried and cheered and got dessert. We. did.it! We lost the next two games (though the second one came close) and ended our season, but we will always have THAT win.

Unforgettable and all for the love of baseball.