On the super good news -- I´ve been a survivor for 20 years, of testicular cancer when I was 30. I had used VP16, Cisplatin, Ifosfamide.
So...now I´m starting to run into issues related to it.
- intestine got twisted, I´m told due to scarring from the operation 20 yrs earlier.
but taken care of thru surgery recently.
- a 24 hour urine analysis showed, kidneys going along with...
A creatinine of 1.63. (a significant damage))
A clearance rate of 59.7 mg (which would be Ok if I was 70...but I´m 49)
A glycemic value of 100 mg-dl (pre diabetic)
Urea in blood 38 mg-dl (way too high)
So far, the only advice I have from the primary care dr. and the
Nephrologist is ´drink more water´,
and ... since your kidney issue came from chemo and you don´t have
high bp, then no need to do anything else...
It´s a bit troubling since I had to actually get the analysis done in a
separate lab showing all the above issues, since they do not seem
interested to do anything more than check the creatinine by my
peeing into a cup.
Please if anyone is out there with some words or experience to say on this
one it´d be great to hear from you. So far I´m doing pretty well, but I would
like to keep these kidneys as long as possible!
Also, to everyone going thru chemo and surgery, I´ve had a good 20 yrs so far
so it´s definitely worth it.