Update: 1/5/20-Follow Up

My labs are back and in summary, a few things are slightly worse, a few things better so it comes to the conclusion that my kidneys are horrible, but stable. My potassium (which poses the most immediate danger) is modestly better which gives me a little more freedom in food. Certainly I can’t ever eat an orange or banana again, but I might try to put a little bit of tomato sauce on my spaghetti, about once every two weeks.

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.

4 thoughts on “Update: 1/5/20-Follow Up

  1. Little good news on your potassium but not on kidney function panel. Got to be so hard Mike with steps forward, backward and on and on it goes. Yeah for marinara once in awhile. Praying!!! Keep sharing, we’re listening and deeply caring about your daily journey.


  2. Prayers for continued positives Mike. I hope the positive results give you hope for your kidney remaining stable at the very least but more so for improvement. Good news on the Potassium levels, enjoy your pasta sauce and anything else you might be able to tweak a bit. Keep getting out and enjoying some fresh air..it is amazing what it can do for our mindset. I will continue praying for your family and that of your friend’s with the recent tragedies. Any word about the health of your Cancer doc you mentioned that was involved in an accident?


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