One month ago, per my earlier post, the same doctor told me that after Amyloidosis affects the kidneys, that kidney recover is "very rare". He told me now that my recovery is "very rare". WOW!!!!
To those who have had kidney problems, I can share your difficulties, having experienced not going to the washroom for 4 days, experiencing little or no output for more than 2 weeks. To all dialysis patients worldwide, I know what you go through 3 times a week, sitting at a dialysis center for 3.5-4 hours each day, time and having your blood filtered. Seeing nurses more than you see your own family, having no kidney function indefinitely. I thought that was going to be me. Through the grace of God and through everyone's prayers, I now no longer have to go to the Dialysis Center. For those who still need to go to Dialysis, my turn to pray for them. I told the nurses that I'm buying lunch for all of them. They have been wonderful.
To the wonderful people of Holy Name Parish and my parents' friends here in MN and in the USA who have been praying for me in the USA, thank you. I met a number of them this morning and I got a bit emotional as I truly felt the power of their prayers, though I have only met some of them for the first time today. My parents, my awesome (83 year old dad who looks and has the strength of someone 30 years younger) dad and my loving, fantastic mom, have done so much to gather their team of prayer warriors to join us in our journey. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. My love to all of you.
My kidneys returning is another step in the journey but it's a HUGE ONE!
Here's the photo of the day. The photo is my June 4 blood test scores. One is my creatinine score (the 1.3 is normal) and the the GFR score (59 is almost normal). The scores on the the right are the older ones (from May 30) so you can see the progression of improvement.