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Mar 22, 2020
Dear friends,   Just wanted to post a little update.  On Tuesday, I had another DEXA bone scan to check up on the osteopenia, and then I saw my endocrinologist right afterwards.  Sadly, I have more bone loss in my hips.  And because of my hypoparathyroidism (caused by the mitochondrial disease), I’m not able to absorb calcium and vitamin D which is vital for bones.  In other words, the parathyroid gland is what activates vitamin D so that it can be used by the body.  So she ordered a bunch of labs again to check my parathyroid (PTH) level, activated vitamin D level (which is [...]
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Nov 2, 2019
Hey friends,   Just wanted to check in with a medical update.  Thank you so much for your continued prayers for me!  I’m so grateful.  The past few months have been a little rough since I last posted, and I’ve had to just take it one day at a time and lean on the Lord for strength.   At the end of July, I doubled the dosage of one of my nerve pain medications because the small fiber neuropathic pain in my hands and especially in both feet/legs has been so very bad. :’(  Doubling the dose helped the pain somewhat (a little relief was better than nothing), but [...]
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