Monday, January 12, 2009
Diagnosis and where to go from here
Well, I got a diagnosis for the health issues that have been going on. I have medullary sponge kidney. I've had it since birth but usually people never find out they have it until they pass away. I also read that if it decides to show up it shows up usually in the 30s and 40s. Since I am 33 I fit that :) however, it's not fatal, the only thing that will change will be my eating habits. No more chocolate, no more parsley, no nuts, and no spinach (among many other things) and then I have a LOT of foods to eat sparingly. In fact, there are more foods that I can't eat than I can. I'm hoping to speak to a nutritionist soon so that I can get a better idea on it because I'm overwhelmed with it all. On the other hand- the dietary restrictions will prevent them from getting bigger which will help me in the long run. I should note- when I say them- I'm speaking of kidney stones- I have them in the "meaty" part of the kidney and they will more than likely never pass. So, that's where things stand right now. Thanks for sticking with me!