Re: anyone else the only known case in their family??
Dear Krystal, Similar to what Georgie just wrote, I REALLY wonder about my mom's side. Her mother died suddenly in her mid-50's of kidney failure.
And my mother, one yr. when having gallbladder surgery, was told that she had only one functioning kidney, which was quite a shock. My mom also had heart issues for years, Raynaud's syndrome, and "sticky blood" for which she took Coumadin for over 30 years.
My sister (my only sibling) has asthma & a thyroid abnormality that's being watched. And I was Dx'ed with the subacute cutaneous "subset" of systemic lupus in 2000, at age 47, after years of targetlike, nonscarring arm/torso rashes, anti-Ro, anemia, etc.
Best wishes, Vee