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I finally got the results on my urine collections today.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

I got an e-mail last night that said today's appointment at the VA Center was non-applicable. I don't know what that means to them, but I thought maybe it was cancelled again. I called and was told that I still had an appointment today at 1:30 PM.

While we were in the waiting room, a man walked in and pointed at my husband. The waiting room for urology and dentistry were shared. The man that pointed at my husband heads up the family reunion on my husband's Dad's side of the family. He asked for my e-mail so he could send us the obituary for my husband's brother. We weren't included in the obituary as part of the family. Oh well, I know that my brother-in-law called my husband and talked to him and it doesn't matter now.

I was glad that my husband's cousin showed up because my husband had someone that he knew to talk to while I was being seen by the urologist.

My calcium levels are good and are not the cause of my kidney stones, uric acid is. The urologist prescribed medicine which will be sent to me in the mail. He told me to eat no carbs and was very happy that I knew how to eat a ketogenic diet. He is the only doctor I have had, that likes the diet. He did tell me to eat fish and chicken and to cut out red meat. No fruit, no sweets, nothing that is white-bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, no pizza. No soda pop, just water. He said that I am drinking enough fluids. My cholesterol and uric acid are high and he told me to lose weight. I don't have to go back for 8 months and the urologist will be retired.

A woman on Facebook, a friend of mine that has had kidney stones, said that if calcium is too high in the bloodstream, it can cause kidney stones and she gave me a link to talk to the urologist about thyroid tumors. He said I was fine, that my calcium levels fell within the normal range and were not high.

I was glad I went and talked to him. He is retiring in May and now I know what to do to improve my health and he even gave me specifics.

I had some other thoughts today. There are many people on Spark people that never tell others what diseases they are dealing with, yet they work hard to be healthy. I won't name names, but just know that I admire your determination, you motivate me to not make excuses.
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