(Chronic kidney disease stage 3?!).Confused!
( CKD stage 3) Hello all! I am brand new to this forum. Feeling a bit alone and confused about my dg. I was so pleased to find this group and look forward to sharing.
I was diagnosed with CKD/3 a few months ago. Im doing well. GFR on the higher end – fluctuates between 49 and 69. Mainly in the mid 50s.
So my question…! I would like to get some feed back on my nephrologist’s approach with me.
Today my labs were good with gfr up to 69. This has happened before then a few months later will drop to 55 or 50. I was referred to this specialist about a year ago. She was monitoring me about every 4 mos. Today she said to come back in a year! I left feeling confused about my diagnosis. Did i even truly have ckd? As i was leaving., i asked what should i tell other physicians when they need background info on my condition? The Dr said to just tell them that sometimes my creatinine levels are elevated. Huh?! I felt dismissed and because GFR swing back up to 69, i was not being taken seriously as a ckd patient. Tonite I checked her records online regarding our appt. today, and her diagnosis remained
CKD 3. Should i have even questioned it?
I shouldnt have to look on a chart to see whats occuring with my health! I am wondering what others think about how this was handled by her. Regardless, i will request that my primary monitor my labs every 4 months. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Perhaps i am over- reacting. But I felt dismissed and frustrated. Sorry this was so long!!!