Saturday, January 10, 2009

2009 Glofil Test and 2nd Kidneyversary

Greetings everyone!

I'm here to report on more great news. I had my 2009 Glofil test on Thursday, January 8, 2009. As far as I know, the results should be good (since they did not call to talk to me that afternoon). The test went very well. I had to drink seven glasses of water to start, and then only 4 glasses over the next three tests (one, then two, then one). The test was nice and easy. I made sure that I drank plenty of water for a few days before that. It really helps you with the test if you are well-hydrated.

I also saw the nephrologist while I was at the office. They were glad that I have been feeling well and did not have any changes for me. My creatinine was at 1.0 (which is wonderful). All of my other lab report numbers looked great. As always, my magnesium was a bit low. My sodium and chloride were also a bit low, but that's not a problem. The cardiologist had said that my triglycerides were a bit high and that I needed to watch them. According to the lab report from the transplant clinic, my triglycerides were at 201.0 mg/dL. The standard range is 32.0 to 238.0.

Sunday, January 11, 2009, will mark my second kidney-versary. I have been feeling great. Since my surgery on my nasal septum, I have not been ill. I have been feeling great and am loving my transplanted kidney. I am appreciative every day for the family that made the difficult choice to donate the organs of a loved one. I am thankful that they made that choice that has changed my life for the better.

In other news, it appears that there are people (in the world) that have found my blog interesting (and possibly slightly helpful). I received an e-mail this week from a guy named Micha. It appears that his wife has recently discovered that she, too, has polycystic kidney disease. It sounds like they are young and that she is not near kidney failure at this time (which is good). I'm glad to hear that my posts may have been encouraging to them. They are living in Zambia for a few years. If you would like to read their blog, it is at http://mccoy.wordpress.com/

Finally, I have also received a comment on the post "Many Tests Later" regarding my nasal septum surgery. The commenter asked about how my post-surgery recovery was and what was to be expected. I left another comment to hopefully help the commenter know that I have been doing well and was glad to have the surgery.

Thanks to all the readers that are out there. I'm hoping that you all have enjoyed your reading today. I know that I don't post all that often, but I have been doing great. Please feel free to continue to comment and I will keep doing what I do.

See you next time!
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