Celebratory lunch

Chili’s Classic Ribeye

Lunch was steak! Testing my allergy to beef. And also because I need to increase my dietary protein. 10oz of grilled ribeye. Replaced the loaded mashed potatoes with another serving of broccoli. Potatoes are high in phosphorus and bad for kidney disease.

This lunch is also in part because of the outcome of my scheduled medical check up this morning. Blood test results showed improvement. Hb and serum iron is within range. Micera is now reduced to 50mcg every 6 weeks from every 4 weeks; Calcitriol every two days from daily.

I’ve been hypotensive lately probably due to dehydration related to peritoneal dialysis. Amlodipine to control my hypertension is stopped. I’m allowed to drink up to 2,000 ml water daily to counter that. Besides, I’m still producing a good amount of urine and my uf is averaging 800ml.

I’m thankful for small mercies like this. Going to enjoy the moment because I know it will not last.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Minion to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. Columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. Principal Trainer at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.