It was one year ago yesterday that I posted about some problems with my kidneys where my blood tests showed signs of kidney failure. I was advised to stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs for the DJD (Degenerative Joint Disease) as those drugs could be causing the kidney problems. I was given a prescription for Tylenol with Codeine to use if needed.
I’m happy to report that I have only taken the Tylenol with Codeine a couple of times in the last year. Some days I ache more than others but it hasn’t been nearly as bad as I thought it might be. I do take regular Tylenol a few times a week for headaches but not really for my joint problems.
My blood tests have been pretty good since then. I go back for my next 6-month blood work-up next month. I have gained about 10 or 12 pounds in the last few months and now weigh right at 200 pounds. The most I’ve ever weighed is 207, so I need to eat a little better and start exercising. Getting motivated to do that is hard though especially when you’re achy.