It was nephrology day for me.
I have been going to this clinic for about two years. Previous to this I was just at a general nephrology clinic connected to the University of Calgary and Foothills Hospital.
Around the time that I started having the transplant talks and we saw a steady decline in GFR I was transferred to the Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic where I get to see my nephrologist, a nurse, a dietician and, if needed, a pharmacist.
I still have the same nephrologist which is great because he has gotten me this far, helped me realize it would be possible to have a child and he’s just generally a great doctor who takes his time and actually listens.
I had an interesting and slightly unexpected visit with this team today but I need to take some time to process this day. It caught me so off guard I almost forgot about our scheduled meet-up with friends at the bouncy castles!
This clinic is also a haemodialysis clinic so I always send a little extra love to those patients as I go by because I know from many of you what a trick of the universe it is to live through a machine.