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Oops, my bad.

So maybe your results produced some winning lottery numbers and the doc wants to give you your cut! Headbanger1

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That must be it. Wink

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(Copied and pasted from what I told my mom ...)

So that wasn’t as dramatic as I feared. My eGFR has dropped from 59 in January (low end of okay) to 41 (worrisome if it stayed there 3 months or more), and he was wondering what the cut-off value is for the MRI. He wants me to call them and let them know, and said that they might ask me to show up an hour early to get IV fluids before doing the dye. My regular doctor is out of town for the week but he has a permanent stand-in so that’s who I was dealing with, and this guy is thorough and listens well. He reviewed my medications to see what might be responsible and decided since my blood pressure has been really good to take me off of that med. I’m supposed to watch it and make sure the high number doesn’t go over 130. If it does, I go back on the medication. He said that I should see a difference within a week, so if they postpone the MRI and want me to redo the labs, he went again and gave me a lab requisition for that so I wouldn’t have to come back to him.

Being diabetic, being called in to discuss kidney function is always unnerving ...

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glad it wasn't something scary, Chris!

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Okay, they weren't winning lottery numbers -- it was just something better than you expected! dance Works for me!

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I actually got a pat on the back and a congratulations for my blood pressure being so good. Smile And I'm glad to get rid of a medication, I'll just have to continue my habit of always checking my blood pressure at the same pharmacy at the same machine, so I can watch out for it getting too high and go back on the med if needed.

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I had my follow-up appointment with the gynecologist today, and we went over my MRI. It turns out that there's nothing on my ovary! I have 3 fibroids, ranging in size from 2 to 6.4 cm. I'm pretty sure that the angle they saw the biggest one on the ultrasound made it LOOK like it was on my right ovary. I have some other things going on down there, too, and a bonus cyst near my urethra of all things (but not attached to it or interfering), but all in all it's not so bad.

If I was thinner they'd recommend a hysterectomy. I pointed out that when you've been really anemic and low on hemoglobin for a long time, weight management gets rather difficult. Tongue However, I'm pretty happy with the solution we decided on:

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

This is a non-surgical solution! They make a little slit and go in through your femoral artery, then do stuff that cuts off the blood flow to the fibroids, which will shrink them and soften them, both of which reduces symptoms. I'll probably spend the night in the hospital for pain management and as a precaution to make sure that there's no bleeding complications from going through an artery. The maximum recovery time I'm seeing is a week but my gynecologist said that generally it's 2-3 days.

I'm pretty happy with this! It's supposed to have a good success rate and if it doesn't do great things it's still a pretty minor procedure to deal with. Exciting stuff. Smile

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Animeclap Sounds awesome! The light at the end of the tunnel isn't an oncoming train! Yay! Animeclap

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Glad to hear you've been getting good news, Chris! That's awesome!

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glad it looks like a relatively minor procedure will be the best solution! Smile

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That's great Chris! Hopefully the procedure will take care of the problem.

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