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  • #31
    Hi everyone I'm new to the feeling of being lost about kidney disease. I am 68 years old and pretty upset by just finding out.
    I just found out I was at stage 3, Gfr was 43 a month ago and seems to bounce back and forth.
    I have checked back for five years on all blood work. Seems that the doctors all knew I had chronic kidney disease. But not one doctor suggested I see a specialist.
    I have had high blood pressure for years, of which was not controlled the way it should have been by some doctors. Then five years ago my heart Doctor finally got my blood pressure controlled. Now my new heart doctor says its to controlled.
    I do believe it's why my kidneys are in the shape their in. Meaning the doctors not controlling the blood pressure correctly years back.
    Beside in 2008 I had to have ACL surgery and the pain medications hadn't helped either.
    Right now I'm trying to cut the sodium, potassium and phosphorus from my diet, I drink plenty of water. I don't drink coffee, haven't for years.
    I'm just worried that it will get worse. Frankly I'm scared about the whole thing.
    Last edited by Pcampbell47; 08-15-2016, 10:37 PM.

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    • #32
      You don't really need to cut phosphorous or potassium unless your bloodwork says you need to at this point.

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      • #33
        [QUOTE=Pcampbell47;n101628]Hi everyone I'm new to the feeling of being lost about kidney disease. I am 68 years old and pretty upset by just finding out.
        I just found out I was at stage 3, Gfr was 43 a month ago and seems to bounce back and forth.
        I have checked back for five years on all blood work. Seems that the doctors all knew I had chronic kidney disease. But not one doctor suggested I see a specialist.
        I have had high blood pressure for years, of which was not controlled the way it should have been by some doctors. Then five years ago my heart Doctor finally got my blood pressure controlled. Now my new heart doctor says its to controlled.
        I do believe it's why my kidneys are in the shape their in. Meaning the doctors not controlling the blood pressure correctly years back.
        Beside in 2008 I had to have ACL surgery and the pain medications hadn't helped either.
        Right now I'm trying to cut the sodium, potassium and phosphorus from my diet, I drink plenty of water. I don't drink coffee, haven't for years.
        I'm just worried that it will get worse. Frankly I'm scared about the whole thing.[/QUOTE

        ​Hi Pcampbell47, welcome to myDaVita! I'm very sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. i understand that you're going through an overwhelming time, however, you're in a good place to learn as much as possible about kidney disease. Have you considered attending a no-cost Kidney Smart class? It's another great opportunity to learn more about the disease, treatment options, a kidney-friendly diet and more. It's also a great time to ask expert educators your questions. You can find one near you here: http://bit.ly/2axNzHn.

        We do wish you the best and please let me know if you have any myDaVita questions moving forward. Have a nice day!

        Kelsey

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