Stupid Doctor...

Just updating those who asked -

So, the doctor doesn't know what's wrong, just that the old kidneys aren't doing the work they need to do. More tests... More waiting...

Meanwhile, no advice, either.

I asked if diet or anything might help. No answer. You see, I know the regular stuff - drink more water to flush everything out. But what about cranberry juice? Does it make the kidneys work harder? Could it potentially put MORE strain on them? Are there ant particular foods to eat/avoid? I got a great big shoulder shrug and "just keep on doing what you're doing until we know more."


Keep on rolling around all night, trying to get comfy?

Keep on finding it painful to bend over and pick up my kid?

Keep on reminding my husband not to hug me so hard because it hurts?

Keep on running to the bathroom every half-hour?

I understand not giving me anything to take until he knows what's wrong. I mean, the kidneys filter everything. Take the wrong medicine and you could just make matters worse. And I really don't want to take any meds - too many factors that could cause problems - mainly the breastfeeding and side-effects. I didn't go to the health food store like I said I would, but I did call. She mentioned Corn Silk. My husband, wise man of "all-things-that-can-get-one-inebriated", mentioned that you can smoke the stuff to get high. So, I'm definitely going to have to look it up first. I can't even drink half a beer without making sure little guy is asleep for the night! Heck, I can't even drink half a beer until I KNOW what's going on! LOL

So, that's the update with absolutely no news.

BTW - Oh, and when I wrote that last post about this, I searched Google for an image of kidneys to add to the post. Um... NEVER DO THAT! There are some VERY disturbing images and I've been waking up with nightmares based on those pictures! It's one thing to read about this kind of thing, but to see those pics is completely different. You just cannot shake something like that from your brain.

In the meantime, I'm slowly pulling a bunch of giveaways together. I've never done anything like this, so It's going to be lots of trial and error. Maybe I'll find some motivation somewhere and go make a special button! My target date for getting it all rolling is Monday, May 16.

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