Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Haha I apparently forgot to update after my last appointment ;) I think it's because I updated it on Facebook, oops, need to remember to do both!

It was basically just a quick checkup, he said everything felt okay on the outside (kidneys were the same size, not growing too much yet), and if my blood work came back good then I wouldn't need the ctscan until next year or so, unless there were any problems before then.
The blood work all came back "good", so my kidney function was still high, etc. and no major problems.

Something I keep thinking about is that a few years back someone nearby needed a kidney transplant, so I decided to go get the blood work done and see if I was a possible donor.

People often ask me how I'm doing as far as the aneurysm stuff goes, and I'm really 100% recovered from that, as far as I know. I don't have the headaches anymore, which is great. I'll have a follow-up angiogram in August, in which they'll check the current aneurysm and make sure it's scarring up nicely (with my fancy $32,000 platinum wires!), as well as check every other artery in my head to make sure there are no others, or new ones forming. From there, if it all looks good, I won't have to have another angio for another 5 years, since new ones take at least a few years to form and be a problem.

I have random kidney pain every now and then, sometimes from a stone, or the cysts, or stretching of kidney/cyst tissue apparently causes pain as well. So I try not to worry about the pain, unless I have a fever lol, otherwise there's not much I can do but tough it out.

That's about all I can think of to update for now, things are going great and I still feel like a normal person (ha as normal as I'll ever be :P)

1 comment:

  1. Jeanette, this is one blog I'm glad you haven't posted on lately! Sounds like at least this part of your life is better