Sep 28, 2011 - 2:16 pm
I haven't been here in awhile, and I've been trying to catch up with everyone. Hope and pray you are all doing well. Since I was on last, I had an upper endoscopy which was normal( seeing a GI dr. to finally find out the cause of abdominal pain which prompted all the testing which found the kidney mass) and I've had another surgery. I had to have my right ovary, and fallopian tube removed due to some painful cysts, while they were in there, they found my appendix had to go also....Two more holes....I've been feeling some UTI symptoms, so my family dr. ordered some bloodwork and a urinalysis yesterday and my GFR is 47, it's the same as post op aand normal is 60....Is there any way to improve this value? I was told I also have to drink more. Very frustrating. Anyway, he also referred me to a nephrologist, and planned a CT for 6 mo post surgery. I have also changed urologists, my next apt is Nov 7h. I felt the need to change because after my 2 wk checkup with him, he said I'll see ya in a year!!!!???? No bloodwork? Nothing. I'm reading about everyone elses follow up care and I was without any. I'm thankful my primary care is on the ball. So the only thing he seems concerned with is that GFR...Blood pressure is excellant. So essentially I'm back to square one with the lower abdominal issues, hopefully I'll get to the bottom of this too. Talk about anxiety, yes I do have it, and wish to get back to some kind of normal soon, I am keeping as busy as possible, that's a real help.... Take care everyone, any info about that GFR would be greatly appreciated....