Saw the kidney doctor yesterday. He and my oncologist had talked and they agree that my kidneys are worsening because of the cancer..and not necessarily because of my diet. I still need to watch my diet and I still need to keep to protein intake low. But the real key is to get the cancer under control. Today is doxil and hopefully that will help.
But we also need to get the kidneys better asap, while we are treating the cancer. In the past couple of weeks, they've moved close to the critical stage. And what we want avoid is dialysis. So yesterday, today, and over the weekend, I'm going to be getting a saline infusion that should help flush and clean the kidneys. I just sit there for an hour and get a bag of the saline solution, I suppose I can handle that. And I need to drink even more water.
But overall, I gotta say I am getting real sick of this shit. Poked, prodded, tired, stressed...every darn day. I know this is going to be a long process, but wow, it just really takes over your life. I'll do what I need to do, but that doesn't mean I am going to like it.
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