All my pain is in my mid-section. I work long and hard days at work for 10 hours. Thank god they got rid of the 12 hours shifts for now. I hide my pain really well. Only my closest co-workers can tell if I'm having a bad pain day. I make light about
my condition with almost everyone. So no I really don't get strange looks from people around me.
But on the other hand when I go to the doctors office, my regular PCP who is new but then I fired him I felt uncomfortable. The nurse had to take a seat while I named off everything, I started to get nervous while telling her all this. It took forever, then the doctor made light about all my kidney issues in regards to the pain. He was more worried about all my crazy doctors prescribing techniques.
So yes I feel the strain of being looked at funny when it comes to regular PCP offices. I look healthy and always have a smile on my face but they can't seem to see past that and stay focused on the medical issues at hand.......
Kidney Diseases and Disorders
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all