Hello, first i feel sorry about your story, kidney is an important excretory organ in human body, and creatinine is an toxin produced by muscle metabolism, which is discharged by kidney. The normal level is 0.8-1.2mg/dl. When kidney are damaged more than half, the creatinine goes up. So creatinine is normal doesn't mean kidney healthy. I am also a kidney patient for many years, now my condition is under controlled with herbals, i can have a normal life. And i suggest you take care your kidney. If you have any problem you can send me a message. I have a yahoo email, named yuyingbb. I wish this is helpful to you.