Sunday, May 22, 2011


While in the hospital, I had a visit from a kidney doctor who told me kidneys are functioning at about 30%. Another fun side effect of myeloma. So on Thursday (only 3 days after being diagnosed), I had an appointment with the kidney specialist and was put on a weird ass diet. Low protein, no whole grains, low potassium, low sodium. Lots of white bread, fat, pasta, minimal dairy and some fruit.  That eliminates super nachos. Oh and beer is out too. Damn you myeloma!!!


  1. You need to get your kidneys to beer-drinking strength! Everything else on the list is secondary. Beers have B-Vitamins, ennit? They also lower stress like a motherfucker.

  2. your nephew really has his priorities straight.
    you definitely have to get the kidneys ready for a beer. drunk uncle sounds so much better than sober uncle.


Berenson Oncology Success Rate

 Some reading about my myeloma specialist's success rate. A press release and an article from Targeted Oncology.