Im 43, and just been diagnosed with ckd 3a 20 weeks after having my second daughter. Im in shock and freefall, and my mind s running away with me. Dr said he was surprised another gp had flagged me up to see the doc so quickly as he thought my numbers hadnt changed much, im 56 and not sure what previous numbers were. He thought I was already au fait with ckd and where I was in it. I knew nothing about declining function, apart from initial consultations when one of my kidneys was found in a routine scan to be damagedabout 18 years back, when I was told i did not have ckd .Since then no one has called me back and discussed ckd or irreversible decline with me after any blood tests or scans, so ive happily taken that as good news. There seems to be a missing consultation somewhere along the way that would have explained things to me and counselled me, given advice on diet and lifestyle whilst I was in an earlier stage, but none given, so I left the surgery yesterday very alone lost and confused. Of course ive been googling like mad, against my better instincts, but I feel like ive got no control over this thing and need to know what I can do to give my babies their mum for as long as possible. Im living in a different world, with a different future from 2 days ago, probably due to the speed and shock of finding out and I just wish I could stop feeling this sickening dread, especially when I look at my beautiful girls. I need to know what I can do to make a difference, and for that, surely I need a specialist, as the doctor didn't suggest I do anything different, just 6 month blood test. Who can I request, under nhs rules? And should I be pushy if they dont want to refer me? Thanks for any replies. I'm just so worried and downhearted, and want to get to a point where I can enjoy my family and laugh again without this wave of sickening dread pulling the ground from under me all the time. My blood pressure, managedwith beta blockers has been lovely 117/70 until this last 2 days, when it reached 154/100 in docs surgery, and isnt getting down again , my shoulders are sore from hunching them up and i cant even have a drink to relax me. Anything anyone can say to give me a lift will be appreciated
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