Checkin’ Up

Time for some good news, then?  I thought so.

I saw Kidney Specialist A a couple months ago, and it wasn’t bad news, but it wasn’t great news either.

I really didn’t want to go to this appointment despite liking this particular specialist a lot, because frankly my mind is on other things besides my stupid kidneys (okay, I guess you need kidneys to live) and I just wanted to be at home sewing and doing something that could actually help our current situation than to be out at an appointment.  Also, I was kind of worried he was going to tell me I needed a kidney biopsy which I do not want to have done.  At all.  Nope.

The good news though, is that I do not need a kidney biopsy!  YAY!  My blood levels are about the same as they were at the last visit so he is going to go ahead and let me go about six months between the next visit.  If I get any new symptoms he’ll phone in more blood work but in the meantime, we’ll continue monitoring a bit further apart than the last few visits.  Good news!  I like being able to avoid having a giant needle shoved into one of my vital organs, thank you very much.

He was pleased with my potassium levels, but he wanted to know why I wasn’t getting potassium in my saline IVs anymore.  I told him that I wasn’t sure, my GP just stopped doing it.  He said that he was going to call he on the phone and tell her to do it again because I really should be having potassium in my IVs.  FINALLY.  THANK YOU!  So, that is even better news, because I will feel a lot better on Infusion days if I am getting potassium too.

So, the whole visit went really well overall which is pretty great and the worst part is that the doctor himself has an office in the middle of no-fucking-where and there were almost no pokestops.  Ha!  I’m just really glad that my kidneys are hanging in there right now.  Thank goodness.