doctor and she prescribed me with medicine to deal with a UTI. She
also had me do a sonogram. To my recollection, I wasn't told the
results of the test.
In the meantime, my job of now 8 years requires a comprehensive annual
physical. At the time, there were no 'bells and whistles' about GFR's
or Creatinine, although my BP was creeping up, year to year. My
Cholesterol / Triglycerides were slightly high. The bloodwork results
are sent to us, separate from the rest of the physical. I just send
those to my primary doctor, as they could make more sense of things
In the meantime, I was being prescribed baby aspirin (81 mg) and
Lisinopril to deal with the high blood pressure.
The results 2013, in an unopened envelope I unwittingly tossed in the
trunk of my car and when I had the results from 2014 in the visor, my
daughter reminded me of it and I sent them both into my doctor, at the
same time. Unbeknownst to me, both envelopes were carrying devastating
about my GFR & Creatinine in them. My doctor called me immediately
with the news that I may have kidney disease. My Creatinine went from
1.08 to 2.78 and my GFR plummeted to 24%.
He, the doctor with whom I have been dealing with from year to year,
directed me to do another sonogram, as well as a blood test, as well
as a urine test. It was then that I found out that the sonogram from a
few years earlier, had revealed that I had a stone in each kidney. He
also directed me to a nephrologist.