A man went to see the doctor.
“What is ailing you?” the doctor asked.
“Doctor, I am not feeling too good.”
After a thorough examination, the doctor said, “I have bad news and I have good news. Which do you want to hear first?”
“Give me the bad news first,” said the man.
“One of your kidneys is atrophied and probably not functioning.”
“What is the good news then?”
“Well, you can still live with one kidney.”
That pretty well sums up the situation after the ultrasound of my abdomen. My right kidney is 10cm, which is a normal size, while the left is 7cm. The atrophy could be due to the reflux of the urine from my bladder back into the kidneys. This is a preliminary diagnosis by the radiologist. I still need to go back to see the urologist for further assessment and treatment. This checkup is pursuant to the blood test which showed an abnormally high serum creatinine and uric acid levels.