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.

Scheduled Ultrasound Of My Kidneys And Bladder

Wuan and I got up extra early today to go for my scheduled ultrasound of kidneys and bladder at the University Malaya Medical Centre/ UMMC (Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya / PPUM). The procedure took extra long as the radiologist referred the anomalies she saw in my kidneys and bladder to her colleagues. When I asked her the condition of my kidneys, all she could offer were that my kidneys were echogenic. I did a search at Google and the one of the listed websites said that echogenicity of the kidneys is not normal. That I know of my kidneys already. She also mentioned something about what appeared to be cysts in one of my kidneys. Apparently, there is still some swelling in the left kidney. What I do know is that I have hydronephrosis of both kidneys and that the left kidney is athrophied at 7cm compared to the normal size of 10cm or more. I will have to wait for the full report when I go back for my scheduled check up at the rehabilitation clinic next month.