First sub-200 creatinine
I got Monday's blood results at clinic this morning and I had a creatinine level of 194 mmol/l, which is the first time it's been below 200. This is the magic number below which the kidney starts doing everything it should - controlling potassium and bicarbonate levels, producing epo, and so on.
I saw a renal consultant I hadn't seen before - he was called Hamish. I showed him my creatinine graph and he told me that after a slow start, everything now seems to be going really well. He wasn't anywhere near as concerned about my high potassium than others clearly had been (making me go all the way up to the Royal London specifically to collect a prescription) and said that the kidney will deail with it and I can probably come off the Sodium Bicarbonate tablets sometime next week.
This afternoon, I collected my co-trimoxazole prescription and the outstanding 9 Sodium Bicarbonate tablets that the pharmacy owed me. I ought to take a repeat prescription request down to the surgery in the morning - I'll do a list for the doctor now, I think. This is where OnTime Rx comes in handy :-)
[ Entry posted at: Wed 28 Jun 2006 21:02:32 BST | 0 comment(s)... | Cat: Health ]