Kidneys Are a Pain in the Butt

My LASIK surgery, scheduled for today, was postponed due to a kidney infection that has not cleared up from an intense flu I had last week. This news is particularly sucky because, a) no one wants to hear that their kidneys are not functioning properly, b) I was forced to quit my Krav Maga classes, and c)I now have to have regular visits with a kidney doctor for the rest of my life. Bah.

Aside from all of this, the stress of worrying about the functionality of your kidneys is just plain crap. It must be the same for people with problems with the following organs: liver, gallbladder, colon, and spleen. It’s like, “What? I’m sick? Nah!” And the doctor says, “Uh, yeah, dude. You are, and need to watch it.”

I’m hoping someone invents some sort of dialysis mechanism that is the size and shape of a kidney that can be implanted and then you can just go on about your business. This is a raw deal and should be swiftly dealt with. So here’s to hoping that elevated creatinine levels are just the effect of the flu and not a sign that the next few years will be me and my nephrologist chillin’.