I went to the nephrologist and I do not know a thing. He would not comment about my prognosis until he receives results of my US's and labs.
I showed him my US report from 2014 where it showed cortical thinning. He did say my kidneys are shrinking, although the report did not reveal the size. I asked him if this would cause my kidneys to progress to the next stage and he said he could not answer that. He did say it is not reversible which I knew.
I asked him about a kidney diet and a referral to a renal dietician and he said it has been known for a long time that a kidney diet does not stop the progression. He said I could eat whatever I wanted but to watch the sodium.
I asked him about taking Meloxicam and he said definitely not. He said I could take Tylenol but no NSAID's or Cox 2 inhibitors. So, I guess I will have to deal with pain the rest of my life.
So, I will get bilateral ultra sounds and a zillion labs and I will not find out the results until January 11th. This nephrologist is highly respected and has been practicing for 40 years. My next post will be on shrinking kidneys!