I just had a checkup with mixed results. I had a bone density scan that showed my bones are really, really strong. I think it runs in my family. To my knowledge, no one in my immediate birth family ever broke a bone.
My anemia is slowly abating as my body makes new red blood cells to replace all that I lost in July when my body sprung a leak. I’m glad it’s getting better, but I’ll be thrilled when I hit normal so I can stop taking iron.
My thyroid tests were close to good, so he nudged my thyroxine up just a smidgen to one a day, plus two on Sundays. Next round of blood work is in early January.
The cardio stress test showed all is normal, insofar as the test can show. I asked the cardiologist why, if my heart is so great, it hurts. He said, “I have no idea.” Oh. Yay. I was really hoping the test would show up something easy to treat that would improve my quality of life. Meh.
Worst news is my kidneys lost ground. I had gotten to 28% function (up from 14% when I was admitted to ICU for kidney failure). It dropped to 23.5% and I’m being packed off to see a kidney doctor.
Earlier this month, we had a family reunion to celebrate Warrior Princess’s pregnancy with our sixth grandchild! It was the first time since 2007 that all five of us were in the same place at the same time. Three of the five born grands attended, which was uber fun for Grammy and Nonno Hyphen. We got to meet the youngest air breather, six month old Baby Bootz, for the first time. He is such a sweet, happy baby! Here he is enjoying his first plane ride.