Another birthday has come and gone, which means another reminder to find out how my right kidney is faring since I gave away her mate 11 years ago. I am happy to report my creatinine is exactly the same 1.12 it was last year and there are normal amounts of protein in my urine. Together these results suggest she is doing just fine. But she is at risk.
Although my fasting blood sugar is normal, my blood pressure is borderline high. So it looks like I'm going to have to drop the salt shaker sooner; visit the whiskey, wine, and champagne bottles less often; and lose a bit of this junk in my trunk to keep her safe. At least I don't have a cigarette or crack habit to kick.