I have been trying to not post this but I know you bees will understand.
I have an appointment soon and will be getting testing done, included that of kidney disease. The only two people that know this are my husband and my mom.
Have any bees been through this/have family members who have been through this? What was your day to day like/their day to day like?
Also would like to add that I am getting the testing done due to symptoms ONLY. So I am not super nervous. But I get sick at the same time thinking I could possibly have it. I just recently got health insurance and before could not have my yearly check ups like I use to. So fingers crossed all is well!
Oh and also I should add last year when my urine was checked for high levels of protien there was none. So that is great! I am just curious what the step by step process is, ect.
No advice, but good luck! Fingers crossed. <3
@redheadem: "No advice, but good luck! Fingers crossed. <3"
Same here! I hope you get good news!
I have a friend that had kidney disease when she was very young - she's had 2 or 3 transplants and has been on dialysis practically her whole life. It was pretty bad for a while I'm not going to lie, but she's been doing great medically for the past few years. She lives a normal life now - has a job as a nurse, etc. I have lost touch with her over the years so I don't know all the details....
My uncle had a kidney removed and he has been great ever since.
My grandmother has some kidney issues - stage 3 or 4 kidney failure in addition to CHF and a host of other medical issues. They'll put her on dialysis sooner rather than later but considering how bad all of that sounds she is actually doing great for 80 years old with so many issues. She can take care of herself and do most of the normal activity 80 year old people do!
Hoping for good news for you today, hun. Keep us posted.
First off, I would stay positive if I were you. Even if you have kidney disease, there are LOTS of options/treatments for you! My uncle had kidney disease/failure (due to an issue he was born with) back in the 70s before I was born, but with the way technology was back then, it was a struggle for him. He had 2 transplants, one semi-functioned for a while, but then failed too. But diseases like this now are MUCH more manageable--both with medicines and with transplants (so say the docs at the Cleveland Clinic---and they know their stuff!!). Kidney disease can result in a transplant, but they are typically HIGHLY sucessful, and your body can obviously function on one, as well, so that is a HUGE plus. My dad has liver failure, and is waiting for a transplant (we had a dry run the other day) but with that, you get one shot.
I can understand how stressed you would be waiting until you heard the results, but positive thoughts bring about positive situations. The best thing you can do is talk about it --- which is great that you're here confiding in us! Good luck, and I hope to hear back from you in a few days that it was a false alarm!
Thanks everyone! I didn't want to post this on account of the people who really have been through it and actually came out of the doctors office WITH the disease. I have a lot of symptoms but its not enough to say for sure if I even have it or am close to having it. But its nice to know you guys support me. And so glad to know others have delt with it and made it through just fine even with the big bumps in the road!
I had a bladder infection that led to a kidney infection and kidney failure about 5 years ago and it was one of the most painful experiences of my life. I can't offer any advice, but I applaud you for being proactive about testing for it! Kidney failure and dialysis are no fun. Hope all turns out well!!
@Miss Mauverick: To someone who has been through it, what was it like in the early stages? Symptoms I mean?
So glad you came out of it but so sorry you even had to go through it! :(
Definitely sending healthy vibes your way! I would definitely hold off on plans to TTC until you get the all clear, though.
@inspiredcreations: I am for sure!! Thanks! :)
@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: I sent you a PM since the details are a bit gory. Hugs!
@Miss Mauverick: Thank you! Going to check it now. :)
i had a kidney disease when i was about 14 years old. it was called glomerularnephritis. which is basically inflammation of the kidney tubules..i was always a heatlhy and active child and one day i woke up with a fever a swollen face and swollen legs all the way down to my ankles...i also had 6+ protein in my urine. it was scary esp being a kid at the time i didnt know if it was very serious or not...i ended up spending about 5 days in the hospital with a lot of needle sticks and a new born baby crying in the same room as me separated by a curtain.
i ended up having to be on two types of medicine, a steroid to help with the inflammation and a blood pressure medicine which also helped with the scarring on my kidney from biopsy.
it was tough as i had to be on a very strict low salt diet which sucked!! i love food so much and everything i ate from that pt on tasted like air...but i have to say 10 years later i am healthy as can be.
it was a tough age to have such a crazy thing happen to you, but as an older person going thru similar things i thnk it will be alot easier to deal with and manage. i never wanted to take my medicine or i would sneak down to eat regular foods and i wasnt able to do any strenous exercises and i was so into being a part of the track team and field hockey.
so just some advice take care of yourself. it was hard as a kid but i can imagine much more manageable as an adult. and i hope everything turns out ok and isnt that serious!
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