Sep 04, 2013 - 1:35 pm
Hi all. I just had my 6 week blood screening for the study I'm in (Everolimus). Since my right nephrectomy last December, my creatinine has been in the 1.55-1.65 range. Today it was up to 1.83. I've had several blood tests these past few months, and this one is really out of the norm. It's similar to what I was having in the hospital following my nephrectomy.
What can cause it to spike like that? Is it anything to be concerned about? I didn't get a chance to ask the doctor yet. The blood work wasn't available when I saw him. I'm trying to figure out why it went up. I wonder if I'm overeating salt, or meat, or if I just didn't drink enough water this past 24 hour period and if I do if it's likely to go down again?
So far so good as far as my status go. I'm doing fine on the drug. Side effects are minimal/nearly nonexistent now. I'll have a bone scan and CT scans again mid-October. I'm nervous about that, but hopeful. My last set June 12th were great. Nothing suspicious.
Nice to pop in and see familiar faces.