I had an ultrasound today to check the growth of my kidney cysts. Yes, they are growing, as are my kidneys. My right kidney is bumping up against my uterus, whereas my left kidney is displacing all my intestines as it extends medially into my abdomen. I don't know why I feel discouraged by this news, or even all that surprised. PKD is a progressive disease. I'm progressing.
I guess I just thought that it would stablilize, or something. I don't know why I thought that--wishful thinking? Denial?I had a 5cm cyst on my right kidney which is now a 7.5 cm cyst. My kidneys themselves are too big to measure completely accurately with ultrasound, as the transducer is not big enough to project the kidneys on the screen all at once. Great.
A 24 hour urine test next week will tell me how things are going with my kidney functions. Hopefully that will bring good news.
Hey, at least my BP is low. That's good.
We just take it one day at a time, I guess. One day at a time.