Saturday, October 11, 2008

A slice of scary moment

In over 2 week's time, I have gained 5 kilos due to almost massive fluid retention. I decided to submit myself into hospital confinement because I want immediate attention.
It's my first time to be hospitalized.
I was referred by our in house cardiologist to a nephrologist (kidney specialist) in a National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI). It's a government hospital but since the consultant holds her clinic there, I said I might as well have my confinement there. And besides my initial lab work ups were done there.
For exactly two days, I was confined. I was started on diuretics (Thank goodness) to loose all the excess fluid in my body through urine. I feel great that I was able to lose most of the unwanted fluids.
I had my slice of scary moment when I had my renal biopsy. Although I had a local anesthesia, I felt the hits on my back as if they were jabs.

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