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Stage 2 kidney disease??/ it is possible to change stages??

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I got my labs back today - I am officially in stage 2 kidney disease.

YES, my nephrologist doctor changed my status... my numbers have been consistent for about 2 years, now.
My 1st nephrologist said my status would never be changed - he said as long as my numbers fluctuate, because I was stage 3 when diagnosed, I will always be stage 3... well my new neph changed my status.

The status of stage 2 or 3 does not worry me, what worries me is this disease - period. I will continue to work towards stage one readings (which is where my numbers are) and not advance this disease to any higher stage.

My numbers: Creatinine is .91
gfr 65
bun 15

Doing a happy dance over here... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

jean
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  • v LARKSONGRUTH
    Congratulations on your accomplishment of improving your health so significantly.
    913 days ago
  • v CBEVNOW
    Yes I do believe you can change stages in CKD. with diet and exercise. CKD can not be cured, but helping to delay the stages have been proven. It takes work, but if you want to live its worth it.

    985 days ago
  • v VONBLACKBIRD
    This is great news!!!!
    988 days ago
  • v CLAIRE_LEFT_SP
    That is great news! We had this discussion some time back in the team and we all seem to get different answers. My doc has always moves me with the numbers, so right now I'm in stage 3, but I've been into stage 2 range a couple times.

    You've worked so hard! You should be very proud of yourself!
    989 days ago
  • v STRINGI719
    AWESOME! Congratulations!
    990 days ago
  • v DJ4HEALTH
    emoticon
    992 days ago
  • v WENDYJM4
    great news, well done
    994 days ago
  • v ORCHIDLADY56
    good for you! What great news!
    994 days ago
  • v SONICB
    Jean, this is such wonderful news and I am so happy for you! It is great motivation to keep pushing forward with all the positive and healthy habits you are building and maintaining. :)
    994 days ago
  • v SHERYLDS
    A strong positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. ~Patricia Neal
    994 days ago
  • v MOM2ACAT
    I am glad to hear your good news, that you have improved.
    My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney disease earlier this year, your news gives me hope. My mom is doing pretty well with hers; they are just keeping a watchful eye on it. She wasn't having any symptoms, but her internist noticed something abnormal on her routine lab work and got her referred to a kidney specialist right away.
    994 days ago
  • v USMAWIFE
    emoticon a few years ago I was put on a drug by my ent which caused my creatinine to jump through the roof. I saw a nephrologist who had me looking for my own donor for a transplant as well as preparing myself for dialysis.

    luckily I did a lot of research tracing the trail back to when the numbers started climbing. in 4 months I went from normal to what he called stage 3. figured it was the medication and the nephrologist told me to continue on the meds, even though my other 3 doctors said FLUSH IT NOW. I flushed it and my numbers dropped from 2.6 to what is normal now for me of 1.3. always had normal bun. and also learned online that high creatnine after gettting off this drug is normal.

    what your own reseach online how to help your kidney's. there is lots of good information and obviously be careful with the meds you take as some do cause the numbers to jump.
    995 days ago
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