Well, I really hadn't been feeling well for 2 months, and my legs were swollen up like sausages, and I felt feverish, and and fatigued, so in October, I made an appt. with my APN, and she decided to do some tests. There were abnormalities in my lungs, which concerns me, so she's sending me to a pulmonologist, but that's not enough. For the first time ever, my eGFR was 45 (when it's always been in the 70s or so) and my creatinine was 1.25 when top of range is 1.0, and mine has always been in the 0.70 - 0.85 range.
So she sent me to a nephrologist (I'm tired of seeing so many -ologists), and he said I HAVE stage 3 (exact borderline between 3a and 3b)kidney disease. No if, and, or maybe. No we'll watch and retest in 3 months. So what I want to know is whether a person's kidneys can bounce back from that level. It seems like a sudden drop to me, and I wonder whether it could be a temporary result of a viral infection or something, because I'm actually feeling better now. Perfect, no, but pretty well functional, and able to take care of the things I need to do.
So what do I do now? Can I hope that this is just a temporary thing, and I'll get back to normal, or do I need to start figuring out how to cope with the things I'm going to need to do. Diet is the worst, because I have an eating disorder, and coping with that is hard enough. At least I have a good dietitian, but I am by no means recovered from the eating disorder.
So if you have any wise advice, or just some good words, I'd appreciate it.