Less than a week after finding our donor was a match, we went into surgery. That surgery was three years ago today.
Six hours after surgery I was in recovery. Six hours later, I was out of bed and walking around the floor.
How did I find out my kidneys were failing? I went in for an annual checkup and had my urine sent to the lab. Due to a large amount of protein in the results, I went back for a biopsy leading to the discovery of FSGS.
During your next check up, ask if they can run a urinalysis. It really is that simple.