Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Prayer is powerful. My husband Dwight had his PSA go up drastically from one year to the next. He had to have a biopsy. I had everyone praying for him. Praise God, it was benign and his PSA levels dropped.
I discovered my kidney function was only at 29% filtration, stage 3 or 4 kidney failure. Sadly, my Nephrologist had said I "wasn't bad", instead of explaining to me what the eGFR numbers meant. Another of my doctors explained it to me.
Everyone (you know, my friends and associates) is praying for me too.
Through this prayer, I have come to believe that it may be the medication I am taking for high blood pressure that is causing my filtration rate to drop. I will ask my GP next week to change my medication. Then I will have my lab work again later in June with the Endocrinologist and see what those results are.
In the meantime, I am changing Nephrology doctors and will not see the new one until July 30. This will be the third Nephrologist I will have seen. I have an appointment with another on August 20 that I will not cancel until I see what this new one is like. I have been told by the doctor who gave me the list of good Nephrologists that he is "stern". So I guess his bedside manner is lacking, but if he is a good doctor, that does not bother me so much.
One good thing throughout all this, my blood pressure is low and I am not swelling.
My faith has also grown because of the great church I have been attending since January.
So great churches and great doctors can make a difference in my life. I have to do my part too, by exercising and eating correctly. Nowadays eating correctly is a mostly vegan diet.
I am Learning To Overcome, through God's Grace. I believe I will be healthy, with the help of the good doctors and God. God directs all our paths and vocations, even doctors.
I hope all this makes sense.