The 2012 Grand Rapids Kidney Walk gave me so much.
It gave me a chance to talk about my disease in an open, honest way. It let me spend meaningful time with my family. It allowed me to give back to others. And it took my mind off of worrying about my next round of laboratory work. I'm grateful that I had something so positive and rewarding to focus on these past few weeks.
Now it's back to staring at my lab order.
Dr. Harder has asked me to do more lab work in mid-June, and I already have the lab order in hand. It's the basic stuff:
Renal Metabolic Profile (Electrolytes, BUN, Creatinine, Calcium, Phosphorus, Albumin, Glucose)
CHD (Coronary Heart Profile - Cholesterol, Trigs, HDL, LDL)
Spot test for Protein and Creatinine Clearance
Urine Mineral Analysis (UMA)
I've included links for anyone who wants to better understand the tests and what they measure.
I'll probably go the week of June 11.