04-17-13/Scare Only – Crisis Averted

My biopsy last week went fine. Really the worst part is waiting the 3 hours after in clinic with a weight on the kidney to keep it from bleeding.


The results are also good. No rejection and lowering the Prograf did the trick. My creatinine is back to 2.0!!!!!


It looks like, even though I was on the same dose of Prograf for 5 months, my body starting metabolizing it differently. Lowering the dose 20% corrected the problem. Prograf is a great immune suppressant, but is also nephrotoxic. To the best of my knowledge, it doesn’t hurt the kidney long-term, but bogs it down some while one is taking the drug.


So I guess the one year celebration was in order after all! I couldn’t be more pleased.

4 Responses to “04-17-13/Scare Only – Crisis Averted”
  1. Gini says:

    Good news…go enjoy life a bit.
    Did you hear I lost Schooner on Tuesday. Sad day for us.
    Take care!

  2. tjzager says:

    Woohoo! That’s fantastic news!!!!

    We’re down in Florida…will call when we get back. 🙂

  3. Elena says:

    Good News. Enjoy and keep well.

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