Everything was great. Everything except that pesky creatnine.
It's up. From .8 to .9. Now, other doctors will tell you that I'm still in the range of normal. They'd be wrong.
My nephrologist carefully explained that it's not about the range, it's about where you started. My creatnine started at .6, which is really pretty good. Now, 2 and a half years later, it's .9. That means I've lost 40% of my function in that time.
At this rate, my nephrologist calculated my kidneys would fail in 3 years.
She thinks that won't happen, though. She thinks that my function will level out--sort of hit a rock bottom quickly, and stay there. She said she doesn't think anything will need to be done for at least, oh, 5 years.
I told all of this to my husband, and then I said, "We need to think about the next five years. We need to think about what we want to do, what we want to accomplish, the vacations we want to take. Because everything could change in 5 years."
I don't know for sure that I will be on dialysis in 5 years. I don't know for sure how things will change.
I do know for sure that we are going to the Bahamas this spring for our 10th anniversary. Yessiree, I'm gonna milk this thing for all it's worth.