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catnip1268
catnip1268
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Here's an update: Had my doctor appointment today. I am doing well! My GFR is now 59 (from 52) which is almost back to stage 2! That is great! I have lost 10 pounds! and my blood pressure is doing good. So overall, things are looking good. We'll see how we do at next year's visit!

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orangecity41

That is good news. Just keep on the same track.

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catnip1268

Thanks, orangecity41! I hope too!

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itzmich

Awesome news....anything you want to share about your success?

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catnip1268
catnip1268
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I just try to eat right and follow the labels. I write down everything that I eat and watch my sodium, protein, potassium and phosphorus intake. I read a lot about CKD online. and I drink a lot of water. I have a cup of green tea every other day. I read that green tea is good for the kidneys. Hope that helps. That's really all I do.

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Bunkin

Good for you! Keep up the good work. With God, all things are possible😀

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catnip1268
catnip1268
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Thank you Bunkin, You got that right, baby. With God, ALL things ARE possible.

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aj2581

That’s awesome!!! Congratulations

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catnip1268
catnip1268
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Thank you aj2581.

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aj2581
aj2581
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You’re welcome!

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Zindzi

Brilliant. I know your feeling as I had the same good news after cutting out all processed foods and reducing sodium, potassium, phosphates and sugar, no painkillers and gallons of water... my creatinine went down to 87 and my egfr went from 53 to 61! Stage 2!

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catnip1268
catnip1268
in reply to Zindzi

Wow! Stick with what works!

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Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Zindzi

How long have you had ckd? Hiw long did it take your gfr to improve that much?

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Zindzi
Zindzi
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Was only diagnosed 4 months back at stage 3a (knew it was coming as I've kidney infections every 4 -6 weeks). So when I got the news it sparked me into taking immediate action and turned that around in 6 weeks! Cut loads out, no processed crap, no nuts, no crisps, no cakes (odd home made no salt scone or meringue tho), no sugar in my tea or cereal (used honey and then quickly cut it out), switched to 80% solid dark chocolate for treats, cook fresh every night, switched to plain greek yoghurt,drink loads of water, go to gym 4 -5 times a week and still enjoy my red wine! I also totally avoided eating out as that's a salt minefield. Avoiding tomatoes is my biggest downfall as I love pasta and use loads if tomato puree. I've spent hours and hours in supermarkets finding the lowest salt cheese and other products. Very proud of myself and how quickly taste buds have changed as i have historically een an exceptionally fussy eater! I figure ill just keep doung what im doing and hopefully ill remain where i am. I also feel like i can have the odd meal out now

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Zindzi
Zindzi
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Oh and I rarely eat red meat

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lowraind

Congratulations! A person after my own heart (and kidney). Yes, it is work, but it does work!

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catnip1268
catnip1268
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Yes it does! I was so amazed when I saw the new results. I'm going to keep striving on and sticking to my plan. stick with what works for you. My doctor was pleased as well, but wants me to add more exercise which I plan to do.

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RickHow

It is so nice to read good news on here.

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catnip1268
catnip1268
in reply to RickHow

Thank you. So nice to receive it as well!

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Hidden
Hidden

How long have you had ckd and how mucj does your number flunctuate every year?

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catnip1268
catnip1268
in reply to Hidden

Hi Cutelale3! If you're asking me, I've had CKD since 2014. my GRF was 42.

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itzmich
itzmich
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Did it stay on 42 no fluctuations? Good for you..... gives me hope.

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Hidden
Hidden

How did they cobclude you had ckd? Was there no underlying factor for gfr decrease? I am just confused. I am 32 and only found out my gfr had decreased when i developed a bad pain on my right side which eventually led to the discovery of right side hydronephrosis.

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catnip1268
catnip1268
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Doctor said it was my high blood pressure that caused the CKD.

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Hidden
Hidden

What was your gfr when you were diagnosed?

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