Had my appointment today with the kidney specialist and he basically was talking to me about the results from my blood test 2 n a half weeks ago from my Dr's office still didnt tell me much but wants an ultrasound of my kidneys and bladder being that i have low eGFR, elevated creatinine and blood in urine then blood work next week... My next appointment with him is feb 5, so hopefully I'll know more then. So tired of thinking n trying to figure things out... Goodnight everyone
Seen kidney specialist: Had my appointment... - Kidney Disease
Be sure to ask for hard copies of all your labs and tests for your records. They belong to you. Set up a spreadsheet and track all of your tests by date and doctor and what was done. You can highlight highs and lows to be able to spot trends and ask questions of your doctors when you notice something. It helps you become more proactive and aware of your potential health problems.
If your doctor has his own practice his office manager will be able to give those to you. If s/he is part of a larger clinic you'll have to go to the Business Office and to the person in charge of medical records and secure a copy of everything. Also, if you have had any other physicians you can secure those test records you can follow the same with them.
Make sure your primary and nephrologist are on the same page, along with any other specialists. Especially with any scripts so they are aware of interactions with medications. We have so many prescriptions that destroy our kidneys and lover that we are not aware of. That happened to me. I took a medicine for 10 months and I ended up at Stage 4. I looked back at labs and was at Stage 1 with a couple months after starting the med and then a month later Stage 2. No one noticed until after my dx in October 2017 at Stage 4. Good luck with all your testing.