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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Jan 3, 2020
“Joy comes from having a relationship with the unchanging God and transcends any trial we can face on this earth” - Jeremy Camp Dear friends,   I’m a few days late on this annual “reflections” blogpost because I haven’t been feeling my “normal” (more on that at the end of this post).   Anyways, 2019 is now over, and along with that, another decade has passed.  I have so many mixed emotions about this.   I’ve realized that it’s now been a whole decade since all of my health issues started. This recap is going to be a little long [...]
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Aug 9, 2017
"But I will call on God, and the Lord will rescue me.  Morning, noon, and night, I cry out in my distress, and the Lord hears my voice.  He ransoms me and keeps me safe from the battle waged against me..." Psalm 55:16-18a   Hello friends,   Wow, where has the time gone??  I haven't blogged here in almost a whole month!   It's been a busy summer as my parents and I recently got back from Seattle.  They had a wedding to go to, so I wanted to come along so that I could see my pain dr. at UWMC. :)   Oh it was so good to see him! [...]
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