Mini-Mini UPDATE: 4/20/19

I just wanted to post, out of excitement, that my renal function has started to improve again (if one lab draw counts) after being at a plateau for three weeks. See the latest graph below. Again, this is an algorithm that I’ve created, which captures the rise of one toxin, creatinine, per hour with a relationship to the number of hours I spend in dialysis. You don’t have to understand the math, except that the closer the number gets the zero, the sooner I can get off of dialysis.

I hate having the catheters in my chest on the right. I just found out yesterday that in two weeks I must also get catheters in my chest on the left for the stem-cell transplant. Those will be in for 10 weeks. But it would be glorious to have both sides removed about the same time and I be set free from this tether.

 

Creatinine Graph 4-20-19

Published by J. Michael Jones

J. Michael Jones is married to Denise and is the father of five successful adult children, scattered around Washington state and Minnesota. He had a 38-year career as a physician associate, until he was forced into retirement by multiple myeloma in 2019. During his career, he waw a headache specialist at Mayo Clinic, and in the pacific northwest, and worked as a generalist in a variety of locations overseas, including Abu Dhabi, Oman, Cyprus, Egypt, Pakistan twice, Nepal, and Afghanistan's Khyber Pass. He has always loved to think and write, publishing seven books and countless journal articles. After retirement he has focused on his fiction writing including his coming book, The Stones of Yemen.

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