I had labs drawn yesterday to check my creatinine levels again. After 2 sticks and barely enough blood I went home to wait for results. My creatinine was 1.03 yesterday!!! Remember, normal range is .5 – 1.1 so I am barely in there but I’m in there. The 1.03 is a long way from the 5.99 I was in the ER a week ago. My numbers are now in the normal range but I am feeling far from “normal” again. Continue reading
I thought I would share a little history about Cystic Fibrosis so you can see where it all began. Well, I mean that metaphorically.
In 1936: A Swiss pediatrician first named the disease. He referred to it as cystic fibrosis with Bronchiectasis. A scientist from Columbia University first developed a complete profile and description of cystic fibrosis symptoms.
In 1938: Dr. Dorothy Andersen described the characteristic cystic fibrosis of the pancreas, correlating it with the lung and intestinal disease prominent in CF, but this was not yet much help with treatment.