In order for my back surgery to proceed, my orthopedist required me to get clearances from A.) my nephrologist – because as per my records I have been shown to be close to having kidney disease because earlier tests showed I only had 30% of my right kidney functioning (90% – 80% would be normal for my age), and B.) a cardiologist, which is normal since one always asks these for advice before any surgery.
To understand why I have a nephrologist, it’s apt to go back a bit in my medical history. Back in 2010 I blogged about discovering I had diabetes. I ate healthy and worked out and my blood numbers improved. A year or two I got worse again, then I got back on the wagon and improved again. Yes it’s crazy. Continue reading