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Day 228 - Meh Week

Saturday, February 15, 2020

So I thought I had a good week, until I got on the scale this morning and I didn't even lose an ounce. Bummer. I did have to stop taking my diuretic pills (blood calcium level is too high), so it's probable I'm hanging on to a pound or so of extra water.

Not good news from my Nephrologist this week. My GFR (glomerular filtration rate = kidney function) is continuing to fall and my creatinine level keeps rising. If I continue on the same rate of decline it's likely I will be on dialysis within 2 years. It's taken quite a few days to digest this news. I knew the time would come, but I really thought I had quite a few more years than two. So this means I really need to keep losing weight so that I'm at a reasonable weight when I start dialysis. I need to be eligible for a kidney transplant and I don't want to waste time getting on the list because I'm too fat. Oh, so much to think about.

Enjoy your weekend, and don't take your health for granted!
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  • I_WALK_WITH_JOY
    Sorry to hear of this.. i have stage three kidney failure..I will keep you in my prayers
    247 days ago
  • RO2BENT
    Keep moving forward
    250 days ago
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