Went down to the office. My doctor has a new nurse that is a hoot! Real down to earth and very friendly. I was immediately comfortable with her. I had asked my doctor later, you know at the sit down part of the visit, if he she was going to stay. He said everyone asks and he is trying hard to keep her. I hope she stays. Its really rare to find nurses like that. I haven't met anyone like her, ever. She made me laugh so hard, bless her. I needed it, I have been so stressed.
Oh yes, to the point. So he wanted a full physical exam. No problem, I don't mind. I haven't had such a complete physical since I was getting ready to begin conceiving the girls. Usually just basic. It is done a little earlier than usual, a little more complete than I am used to, but done for the year none the less. I will just have to try hard to remember to get my vaccination in early fall. Normally I do both yearly physical and vaccinations at the same time. No big deal though. Basic testing for my age. Again kidney function, creatinine and a general metabolic.
On to the important stuff.. I have had tenderness in my right kidney region for over 6 months. I have struggled with problems regarding my urine and infections most of last year. Last fall my kidney function and creatinine was off. Kidney function abnormal, creatinine was up. Again in winter same thing, kidney function a little worse and creatinine a little higher too. At the start of this year it was tested yet again. Yet again a little worse. Then no more than a few weeks later both were looking worse. A little over a week ago, again same thing. Apparently one of the extra tests they have been running the last 3 weeks is called a general metabolic panel and it showed problems as well. I never did ask if the 6 cm "cystic mass" that the CT scan found on my left kidney is adversely effecting any of these kidney problems. Ill try to remember later. I wouldn’t think so, cysts are a pretty normal thing in the body. It was just an "accidental" finding when I had my normal series of imagery updates for the year.
The next step is for me to see a Nephrologist. They have a Nephrologist picked out. He has all the important information and testing (history) about me. I am to see him as soon as I can and he is expecting me. A receptionist at his office will try to work me in on his schedule. I am weary of strangers but my Endocrinologist and my Primary Care are very insistent. Its so hard to meet new doctors. It is just that the new doctors are always curious and all want to know about the last 2 years even though they have records. I feel so self conscious with new doctors.
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