Thursday, August 13, 2009

Test results

Did another creatinine test today. Result about the same as always: 2.3 mg/dL (this should be about 1.5 mg/dL with perfectly functioning kidneys).

The fact that my creatinine levels have effectively remained unchanged despite all my "healthy" lifestyle changes, tells me either one of two things:

1. The healthy lifestyle, although undoubtedly improving my general health and lowering my blood pressure, has done nothing (so far) for my kidneys.
2. My kidneys are permanently damaged but thanks to my healthy lifestyle they are not worsening.

I'm planning to do another ultrasound in about a month which may shed some light on what's going on. I'm hoping it will show that the kidneys are no longer inflammed, just scarred, and this is the reason for their sub-optimal (though perfectly adequate) performance.

If the ultrasound shows no change I guess I'll get a biopsy to see if they can give me any more useful information... hopefully something like "don't worry we don't expect any progression, feel free to eat pizza again..."!

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