Friday, May 29th
During my routine monthly doctor's appointment Friday morning, my blood pressure was high. As in, I-should-at-least-get-credit-for-burning-calories-cause-this-is-like-aerobics high. Without trying to cause panic and raise my BP even higher, the doctor recommended I have more lab work done. Fair enough. I already felt like I was on a first name basis with the lab staff. I stopped by, left samples of various bodily fluids and then went back to work.While leaving my office for the day, I got a call from my OB/GYN. The lab results had come back already, showing impaired kidney function (protein was “leaking” into my urine). My RN made an appointment for the next morning, Saturday, to have more tests done at the hospital since the doctor's office would be closed for the weekend.