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Personal Writing. "Laura Robson to room three" called the receptionist. I hated going to the doctors, just in case it was anything serious. This visit to the doctors was because my legs, arms and face were all badly swollen. I explained all this to the doctor; he had a press of my legs and said the marks that were appearing were due to water retention. He sent me straight to Hartlepool General Hospital. Once we arrived at the hospital, they asked me many questions about how I felt, and how I'd been feeling the past few months. They took blood tests and urine samples, by now I was scared and didn't know what to do with myself. I was put on the children's ward overnight. Doctor upon doctor came to examine me, they new I had a kidney disease, something called Nephrotic Syndrome. ...read more.

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The frusemide was to make me wee out all the excess fluid. I didn't get much sleep due to the constant urge of needing to wee. Renal doctors came next morning to assess me, I had lost 9kg approximately 1 stone 4 pound in weight. They gave me a more detailed insight to the biopsy and told me it had been booked for Friday afternoon. Wednesday and Thursday went by slowly. I just sat and waited anxiously as more doctors examined me. By Friday, I was down to 79 kg and the doctors expected me to loose 10 more kilograms. Friday afternoon eventually arrived, I got into my hospital gown and waited, there had been an emergency so I'd have to wait a bit longer. They eventually came and I wasn't fit enough to undergo anaesthetic. My blood pressure was 179 there was also a rash on my back so the biopsy was cancelled. ...read more.

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My dad and Wendy came up after they had gone so I wasn't on me own. Wednesday, Nikki and Heather came to give me the results of the biopsy. Heather went onto explain I had something called F.S.G.S (Focal Segmental Glomerular Sclerosis). All this meant was there is scarring to the holes in my kidneys which was causing them too leak out protein. F.S.G.S isn't too common in people my age it's also serious. No one knows why it happens it just does. They had discussed a six-month treatment, which they thought would work. Woah! Was my initial reaction. The next few days were just completely blank; I just sat and cried. The renal doctors came and told me I would be discharged on Monday. First, piece of good news in days. I phoned my dad and Wendy to tell them. I am at home fully now currently halfway through my treatment. Taking each day as it comes just hoping the treatment will work. ...read more.

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