I have been having a number of health issues lately, specifically reduced kidney function, which I was told would never recover by an eager, young internist at the hospital during my week-long stay last month. I was told that I could never take certain over the counter pain relievers again, and that my blood pressure medication (high blood pressure runs in the family) was also in need of a change. The new medication made me so sick I stopped taking it.
Yesterday I went to my personal doctor, who was kind enough to put me back on my old medication. He also had my kidney functions tested (another sharp poke and another vial of blood for the vampires in the lab). Today I got the results – my kidneys are back at 100%. I’m thrilled, and hope that it remains this way going forward.