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Friday, June 4, 2010

The Wait Is Over...I Have a Diagnosis

So after 3 and a half months of waiting, the results came from the immunologist. I have mixed feelings since my particular case has no cure, no real treatment. But I also know what I'm dealing with and my doctors will be able to work with it easier. My primary diagnosis is Mannose-binding lectin protein deficiency, also known as MBL. Not a lot is known about the condition. I only ask that whoever reads this pray for a cure or at least a treatment to be found in my lifetime and that if not that I continue to learn to accept things as they are and face it bravely.

3 comments:

carlaspacher.com said...

I am sure you must be relieved to finally obtain a diagnosis, but I understand your concern. Did they say if it was genetic?

You seem to be very bright. I am sure you can find a COMPETENT medical professional to help you. When I say competent I mean one that will treat you by first explaining treatments and drugs' side effects and then listing alternatives.

Good luck and I hope you turn the corner real soon!

Carla

carlaspacher.com said...

I am sure you must be relieved to finally obtain a diagnosis, but I understand your concern. Did they say if it was genetic?

You seem to be very bright. I am sure you can find a COMPETENT medical professional to help you. When I say competent I mean one that will treat you by first explaining treatments and drugs' side effects and then listing alternatives.

Good luck and I hope you turn the corner real soon!

Carla

susanelizabeth31 - Pretty Little Angel Eyes said...

Hey I have a habit of sometimes only logging on to my blogs once a month, so I just got your comment and approved of it.

Good question as to whether the deficiency is congenital or caused by some mutation. If congenital, which might make sense considering how my mother said the doctors told her when I was just a baby I wouldn't live past five years outside a bubble, then the question is why didn't the doctors tell her what was wrong and why they believed this. Well, a lot of what they said was wrong. I'm going to be 32 later this year. I grant that I am not the healthiest 32-year-old on the planet, but I'm not in a bubble either!

If a mutation caused it, then what led to the mutation? I have had a bad history of H. Pylori and losing my appendix and gall bladder. Suspicion lies with the salmonella-tainted peanut butter. And my health seemed to go downhill around that same time frame in which I was exposed to the potentially tainted peanut butter of 2006-2007. So I'm not all too sure but that that can be pinpointed as the cause of everything. Or at least most things.

Fortunately, I am now deathly allergic to peanuts, so no more problems there.

I am hoping they still have my appointment scheduled with the immunologist in August and if so, hopefully he can answer a lot of the questions I do have.

I am praising God though for seeing me through my first infection since the diagnosis. Caught it early, treated it promptly, one round of antibiotics and it was gone. As it should be if the immune system handles things like it should.

I do appreciate your comment though. It means a lot for me.

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