Wow! What a long day. A couple of extra stops on the way home plus the 1 hour and 45-minute drive to the appointment and then back home. I want to say it was productive and perhaps when I wake up tomorrow it will look more so to me.
We spent about two hours speaking to the RD going over my med list, physician list, lab results and meal plan. Two meds I'm taking need to be adjusted so now I'll be calling or visiting a couple of doctors to see what they think. I knew that to lose the weight I've lost I would have to make changes in what I was eating. Portion control as well as the times I was eating and especially what I was eating. I actually did this successfully for the last 18 months but have hit another plateau over the last month and that will get this moving again.
However, the changes we went through today are going to drastically change what I'm eating. I'm having to give up a significant number of foods that I like but are not good for me. What's weird is that I've been eating healthy for 18 months and lost the weight but over the last 7 weeks I've switched to a kidney friendly diet and hit a plateau. Now with the changes, she has suggested maybe that will be the needed kick start to get my scale to show lower numbers. But, guess what? The new kidney-friendly diet may cause a slowdown in weight loss. Why? Because I'm not eating a lot of food. What I am eating will be enough to sustain me so it will be up to my exercise program to get my weight down any further.
I really don't have a choice in this. My GFR is at 32 and the first thing I was told was that with that number I could be evaluated and eventually be placed on the transplant list. More research. On UNOS.org I found a lot of information regarding everything you always wanted to know about kidney transplants (but was afraid to ask). Most were put out by the Mayo Clinic (in Minnesota). Now I know how I'll be spending my weekend. I hope all of you have good weather and get out and enjoy the weekend outside.