Hi Pam: My GFR has been running around 50, and has been lower. They keep telling me its CKD, but all my kidney functions BUN/Creatnine are in normal range. I am due for blood work in a few weeks, and I am curious to see what my numbers will be. Years ago they did not do the GFR on blood tests, and I used to get an occasional abnormaity on the Bun/Creatnine. I would drink lots of water before the next test, and it was normal. Now I do not know if I have more of a dehydration problem or what. I am very bad about getting my fluids in me. I will pour a glass of water, and it will sit there because I do not drink it. I will sit and drink lots of coffee, but not water. Coffee can dehydrate you also.
Those abnormal kidney tests I had back then was before I even had CML. The nurse used to always tell me to drink my water because I was so dehydrated that she would have trouble drawing my blood.
Yours was not off by much. I would not get worried about it. How were your regular kidney functions?
I plan on drinking tons of water before the test, just to see what happens. I think I stay away from fluids when I have to go out, due to a overactive bladder. I have to get a urine test also, and I think the water will be good for me to do.
I will let you know what my results are when I get them back. I am not going till the end of the month. I will look at some of my older blood tests, and I will let you know how they were running.
This is going on with me for over 5 years, so maybe that will give you some relief also.