Kidney…Answer to Problems

June 5, 2006 at 10:11 am | Posted in High Blood Pressure, Kidney Problems | Leave a comment

My kidney doctor has informed me that I am in kidney failure, Stage Three (Stage Five is the worst). I’ve gone through denial, anger, etc., and am finally (I think) at acceptance. Sometimes it comes and goes, kwim?

I’ve been trying to read up on kidney failure and have learned that it won’t ever get any better BUT we (me and my medical team) can work together to keep it steady instead of going to Four and then Five…..

I’m on two new medications, one for the kidneys and one for my blood pressure. And am taking my blood pressure readings every day to fax to the doctor; he thinks that is what caused the kidney damage. Amazing, isn’t it? I didn’t even realize that I had high blood pressure and look what it did. No wonder they refer to it as “the silent killer”

I also know that even though I’m a chronic kidney disease patient, I CAN and SHOULD exercise. It is good for me physically – it can lower my blood pressure and help with the depression.

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