Six month checkup

I drove 3 and a half hours each way for a 15 minute appointment with the kidney cancer specialist yesterday.  No news is good news.  He did urinalysis and blood draws.  Results show some elevations here and there as my body continues to recover from the loss of my left kidney.  We also had a discussion about my coffee consumption.  This was probably the most irritating news of the day.  He didn’t tell me to stop drinking coffee just explained that my coffee consumption and water consumption are fighting each other…dehydrating vs hydrating.  I will be honest and say I had a 3 year old inner tantrum on my way home….and after finishing my 1 coffee this morning, I’m still feeling rebellious.  I don’t drink wine or alcohol, I don’t drink pop or juices and I drink a lot of water but I still enjoy my coffee in the morning and ice tea in the afternoon.  So…

The best part of my day was having lunch with my daughter and her moral support as well as being my compass around the clinic.  I love that kid so much!

As the year comes to an end, I realize there have been so many blessings in my life…there have been some traumatic health issues in the family but we have dealt with them, changed some habits and celebrate that we are still taking a breath everyday.  

Until next time….

5 thoughts on “Six month checkup

  1. I stopped drinking coffee when I was a child (long story). I too don’t drink sugary drinks, only water. I understand how it would be hard to give up something you enjoy so much. Those post-cancer sacrifices…Sigh.

    I am glad you are doing well so far and that there was nothing to report on.

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  2. I could not give up coffee. I start with a large mug in the morning and on the way to work, I stop at Caribou and get a large cappuccino with an extra shot of espresso (total 5 shots).

    Can you get a transplant? One for coffee and one for water?

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  3. Sometimes it seems like life says what is your favorite thing just so it can take it away. I feel your pain but not with coffee but with pop. I’m so happy it was a no news appt. I would like you healthy and happy for a very long, long time. It was a challenging year for you and your hubby, let’s hope that 2016 is all good for you both!

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  4. I thought that coffee, being made of water, is still hydrating. And tea as well. I mean I understand you should drink a certain amount of water everyday, but….
    Well that sucks. but I’m happy to hear your apt was short and sweet. That seems like a good thing.
    Happy New Year!

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