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csage1010 (Sue) (@csage1010)

GFR dropped 5 more points and I don't know why.

Kidney & Bladder | Last Active: Aug 12 8:52pm | Replies (32)

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@petuniamom567

The point is that the safest decision–no dye use–doesn't provide the best images. The best images are essential for the best treatment.
This is 2021. Billionaires are flying into space for fun. Here, on earth, there's no definitive test for early stage kidney disease that would perhaps result in a treatment that would save vital organs. Does this make sense to you? Perhaps we need to contact Elon Musk, Bill Gates and the rest of the crew and ask them if they'd prefer to sit in a dialysis chair or fly into space. Our values seemed to be turned upside down and inside out. You can make money fighting illness as well as seeing the planets. Also, how many brilliant scientists and cyber people have been sacrificed to nuclear dye. Why just watch kidney function fail and play with drones.PSomething very wrong with the perspective in this picture.People are living longer. It's time to improve the quality of their lives. The future is now as well as in the future.

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petuniamom567, you sound very upset, and for good reason. But, if I may say, I think it’s important to acknowledge the issues and then put them aside and do the best you can. Focusing on this stuff is really not doing you any good. The anger and stress are legitimately awful for any disease progression. Acknowledge the anger and frustration and then try to move on. I’m sure they are working on the dye issue. I work in a hospital as a clinical & neuropsychologist. I can tell you first hand, the development of technology for the human body is infinitely more complex and challenging than the development of technology for drones and space flight. Please hang in there and enjoy your time with friends and family!

You are so correct but I don't think any of these things are important to those very rich people. I do have an important question for all with CKD. I was speaking with my Cousin Carolyn who also has CKD-3. This is what her Nephrologist said to her (not verbatim): Keep eating the way that you are and watch your sodium intake. Really?? I have been avoiding magnesium, phosphorous, potassium (although I run low so I take supplements), caffeine, protein, etc. I'm not fanatical but I do watch the numbers. Who do you listen to?? I was shocked when she told me what he said. Am I being too diligent and missing out on some foods that I avoid? Any answers will be much appreciated. I already had CKD-3 in 2018 but the only way I found out was by reading my after visit summary. GP's need a course in kidney disease.