I saw my new nephrologist today to find out the results of the blood tests he ordered last week.
Although he is not worried that Cinryze is any danger to me and this may be what is “normal” for me, my kidneys are only working at 60%. However, “normal” for my age group is 90%. Not until people are in their 90s do you see a drop in kidney function of 50%.
This means, based on all the other tests, that my weight is down (yay!), my cholesterol is back to normal (yay!), the kidneys are producing clean and clear urine (yay!), I’m not diabetic (yay!), and I have excellent blood pressure (yay!), but I have the kidneys of an 80 year old woman.
So now it’s off to have a sonogram of my kidneys to see if there is anything odd looking about them, literally.
In the meantime, I have no new symptoms, no changes in diet, and no clue what the heck is going on, but again, 60% won’t kill me and so, not to worry.