||[Aug. 15th, 2006|02:22 pm]
So, clinic yesterday. Blood pressure was up, cholesterol was up, weight was up and creatinine was up. I'm still here though :0)|
Creatinine was only up by 5 points which is good and means the kidney is probably as stable as it is going to get. Blood pressure was 193/90 - so an increase in BP tablets. I have no idea what the cholesterol level was but the doctor doubled my meds. As for the weight, must cut down on what I'm eating and cut out the snackage during the day. 5kg in 4 weeks is not good. I eat mostly salad for my evening meal: lettuce, tomato, cottage cheese, egg, cous cous, tuna, cheese and coleslaw. During the day, I snack on biscuits and chocolate. My big thing at the moment is a crisp sandwich with mayonnaise. Can't seem to eat enough of them - and therein lies a problem. Just thinking about eating one now...lol Keeping the bread in the freezer doesn't help because the sandwich tastes better if the bread is slightly warm from the microwave. I have a problem...lol
Seriously, though, carrrying the extra weight isn't good for the kidney as it puts pressure on it and prevents it from getting rid of all the fluid it should. This could explain why, 8 months after the transplant, I'm still carrying extra fluid on my legs and feet. Very painful sometimes, too.
Currently reading: Memory in Death by J D Robb.
Just finished reading: Rage by Jonathan Kellerman, False Memory by Dean Koontz and Dead Run by P J Tracy.
So, what are you reading?