Staying Home On A Sunday

Today is a Sunday. Wuan and I are home. It is unusual for us to stay home on weekends, especially in this blistering heat. We usually hand around shopping complexes because these places are accessible and best of all, they are air-conditioned. However, we preferred to stay home because I have to collect my urine throughout the day. During my last routine medical check up at the Rehabilitation Clinic in UMMC, the doctors wanted to do 24-hour urine protein creatinine, renal function and creatinine clearance tests to determine the function of my kidneys.

24-hour urine creatinine

So here I am collecting urine since 7am and storing it a container provided by the hospital laboratory. I was also schedule for an ultrasound of the kidneys just after I deliver the container tomorrow and provide a blood specimen for the serum creatinine test. We decided that it will be inconvenient to be carrying the large container with us when we traipse all over Mid Valley Megamall or 1 Utama.

Anyway, my driving license expired yesterday and Wuan’s expired two months ago. Even if we go out lugging the container with us, we have to take a cab there and back. We will be renewing it tomorrow before we drive to the hospital for the tests. And then we will make up for today by spending the rest of the day in one of the shopping complexes.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

2 thoughts on “Staying Home On A Sunday”

  1. Hi Pete, How are you doing..? Been reading your blog for a while now. With regards to the 24 hours urine collection, didn’t the clinic informed you about having to ice the specimen? If not, the test result won’t be accurate.. Good wishes…

    Hi Jim. I checked the lab test sheet. The request is for creatinine not protein. Does it matter? I was not told how to store it. Anyway, it was kept in a cool place. Thanks for the info. Will check with the lab.

  2. LOL, so I see that is the reason why I kept bumping into you in mid Valley.

    Mid Valley is almost our second home already. 🙂

Comments are closed.