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Good News from Doctor !

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Well, I usually hate going to the doctor but yesterday was awesome. I did labs on Sunday and got results back on Tuesday and saw Dr. on Wednesday, so its been busy.
I have had severe kidney disease for over a year, I get a GFR test (blood test) which determines my kidney function, mine had gone down to as low as 21. At 15 I would have to go on dialysis, so I stopped everything I was doing, eliminated some meds and ALOT of foods and have gotten busy getting healthy this year, swimming about 10 hours a week also.

My GFR has been in the 20's this whole year, just hovering in the 'severe stage' of kidney disease, and btw kidneys do not correct themselves, like lungs and livers...... they get worse and die. So......... my GFR was up to 32 ! I am OUT of severe stage and into moderate kidney disease, which is a whole lot better, WOW! The doctor kept saying INCREDIBLE yesterday, she was so happy for me.

Guess its not surprising that I was over the moon~ more good news followed, I have lost another 4 pounds so that makes 33 since April, and my diabetes number went down to 5.5 or an overall average of 111 per day. It had been at 10.8 previously, this is the HA1c test that shows 3 months of blood sugar readings. Another big plus.

So...... I am feeling pretty happy about now.

I've worked hard, eating only healthy real food, only produce and protein since April and working out 10 hours every week at the gym too. I also go to support group meetings that help tremendously, a 12 step group.

Today altho food may still call my name occasionally it is NOT screaming it or bansheeing it all day and all night long. It is in a good place with me now, I eat my healthy meals and say Thank YOU!

I have a long way to go and for me it is one day at a time, I cannot live in tomorrow and yesterday is over, so all I have is today, just now really.

Am I helping myself or hurting myself? What do I really want? And how far am I going to go to get it?

Right now I am helping myself, I am not self harming with too much food. Right now I want health above all else, looking better is nice, but I want to live baby, live. Vanity is out the window, this is about life today.

That is what I really want and I am willing to do anything to get it. I am willing to workout daily, plan healthy meals and eat them, take care of my soul and my emotions by getting help from friends, family and my own higher power I choose to call God today. What length am I willing to go to? ANY!

I will do whatever I have to do, with help from all, to get where I want to go, and live as long as I can, today that is more important that anything that goes in my mouth, or any negative thoughts that pound my head or heart. I can see light at the end of the tunnel, and I will get there, if I am careful, willing, honest, hardworking and hopeful.

Thanks for reading this far, love and kisses ~ Jill

me on Saturday at the Aloha Festival, October 5, 2013


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IMHISTORY1 10/18/2013 2:04PM

    Great job! Nothing like a serious health crisis alarm to get our attention!!! woooohoooo for you!

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HWNHMMBRD 10/13/2013 4:30PM

    THAT IS SO TOTALLY emoticon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon Sorry, I know all cap can be rude, but as someone who works in Health Care, I wish there were more people like you. You decided you weren't going to surrender to your diagnosis, researched and took steps to reclaim your health. Sending you a big hug and all my Aloha, you have been a big inspiration to me.

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CATLADY52 10/12/2013 7:19PM

    Keep doing what you are doing because it Works! emoticon

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HEALTHYSLIM2 10/12/2013 1:43PM

    SO happy for you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
It is so awesome to see all your hard work paying off. Proud of you, Jill!!! Keep up the great work!

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SKATER787 10/11/2013 9:51AM

    Excellent. Glad to hear the good news. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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JILLYMAUI 10/10/2013 7:15PM

    Thanks so much for the kind words...... its been such a struggle I had to share my good news~ emoticon

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WETPTARMIGAN 10/10/2013 12:56PM

    Isn't it great to know you can and are making a better and healthier and longer life for yourself!! Congratulations! emoticon

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WHYNOTJ1 10/10/2013 9:38AM

    I hope all your doctor appointments from here on are as awesome as this. All your hard work is paying off with great results! Yay!

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DEERLADY45 10/10/2013 8:39AM

    I love when i go to the doc and get great news and WOW did you hear it ! im excited for you and i hope it just keeps getting Better !

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KELSEY54 10/10/2013 8:27AM

    Jill what wonderful news. Your attitude and determination is so inspiring. You seem to have it all under control now and as you said, one day at a time, live for today and tomorrow will follow and will be a new day with new challenges. emoticon emoticon

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CHIPLEY_FL 10/10/2013 7:19AM

    Wonderful and what in inspiration!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 10/9/2013 11:33PM

    All that hard work paid off! Woo Hoo! You are truly an inspiration. Live in the moment! I love it!

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STEVENKIND 10/9/2013 8:42PM

    Wow, great lab results. It makes you feel good to get your doctor excited. Way to go!!!

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