Today I was told I am in stage 3 of kidney disease. 2 years ago I was admitted to hospital with irregular heartbeat and bottomed out bp. I was told it was acute kidney failure. Follow up consisted of peeing in a cup and 1 blood test. I should have stayed on top of it..I was a dialysis tech for heavens sake but I just kinda ignored it. 2 weeks ago I was having pre-anesthesia blood work done for a simple edg because I'm always nauseous and have a hard time swallowing. The anesthesiaologist asks me what stage of renal failure I am..blew me away because my Dr hadn't even informed me that my kidney function was off. I have some other illnesses that seem to have masked some of the major symptoms..the nausea was attributed to ulcer, the back pain and extreme aching in my legs was attributed to my spinal condition, the headaches, the pain all went to Fibro.
I'm rambling..I'm waiting for all the primary testing to begin..the 24 hour pee thing, the blood work, the sonogram, all that crap.
To finally get the question out if you are even still reading...how long usually, I know it varies, how long before they are going to throw dialysis at me? Been there, tortured those poor people 3 days a week, 4 hours each time..I can tell you that right now, it's the scariest prospect of my life.
Oh and how many people have had heart problems with it? I'm being sent to a cardiologist too because of some episodes of jaw pain with the nausea that the Dr said could be possible heart incident.
Yeah..my day has sucked.