From: K Nygren (
Fri Jul 5 20:47:16 2002

Hi all!

Just wanted to let you know that I am still around. I did have the most recent bout with kidney failure and as of my follow-up appointment today am still fighting that. At this time they are working but still at a decreased level. I began running fevers again on Wednesday and last night they were up to 103. My doctor told me at my follow-up appointment that he didn't know what to do anymore. He doubled the dosage of antibiotic that I am on....from 500 mg Cipro twice a day to 750 mg three times a day. When I saw him this morning I didn't feel too bad....but as I am sitting here writing this tonite I feel awful. I am going from having the chills to sweating. My temp is 103.8. I am scared. I hurt everywhere. I don't know what to do. I am very scared that this is the infection that will be the end. I have been given the highest levels of iv antibiotics to try and beat this and it hasn't happened. I have a pain in the right kidney area that I have never had before. It is like I have a bowling ball in my back. Not the stabbing pains that I experience so frequently, nor the dull aching pain. This pain is like a strong solid weight just sitting there continuously.

All I can say is that I am scared....I am trying to draw on all of my strengths...trying to visualize myself sitting in the arms of the Lord until all the pain is gone....but it isn't happening. I am turning to you, my friends....for your love and support. Please pray for me.

Love to all,


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