Thursday, June 03, 2010
Well there really is not much to tell.. The kidney doctor was glad to see that i was feeling better--after i told him how i was sick for a few days and filled with so much fluid I thought i was gonna die of Congestive heart failure..He told me that i should have gone to the ER like my hubby wanted to do--BUt i have had bad experiences in the past with this same prob and they do not understand in the ER.. Anyways--He just said as usual that I have to keep my diabetes and BP under control and I am doing that and unfortunately the plan is to keep yourself in one stage for as long as u can--Like i am in Stage 3 of Chronic Kidney Disease-there are 5 stages and we do that by keeping diabetes and BP in control..Tho my kidney functions go up and down--the Doctor said that he did not want to change any of my meds and I have to go for more Blood/urine work in 3 months and then in 6 months and then go to see him again in 6 months..
But he said that i am holding steady.. I am no where near Diaalysis.. And these fluid retention probs are gonna happen as they are associated with the kidney disease.. So his job is to keep on checking my kidney functions and adjusting my blood pressures meds accordingly. Unfortunately with Kidney Disease it is just like a waiting game and it is unpredictable--like back in Aug 09 my kidneys just dropped down to only working at 17%-the doctor said he was very worried about me and he put me on a different BP med and my functions went back up.. SO i have to deal with all of my diabetic complications and just let God stay in control and I need to stop worrying..
Thanks for caring about me and i do appreciate all the Love and prayers that my Spark Friends have sent to me--You are all the Best..
God Bless you all
Susie SMith from PA