Thursday, Feb 26 2009 - Thursday, February the 26th
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Today was a pretty good day. I was able to exercise some (intensity is sort of questionable) without completely falling apart. I get tired, but it's just being tired--not that sick-tired feeling I had earlier this week. I ate pretty good, too. Calories about 2000 +/-, probably more reasonable than the 2500 I was eating earlier this week. I will NOT gain a bunch of weight because of this unexpected recovery thing.
This weekend I'm going to try to find my cousin. I need to locate all of my cousins on Dad's side. From Dad's medical records I learned he was diagnosed with PKD in 1975. Since PKD is autosomal dominant, it is logical to assume that at least one of his sibs carries the gene--which means 50% of their kids (my cousins) have PKD. And, in turn, 50% of their kids are PKD positive. There isn't a lot that can be done for my kidneys, but there is considerable that can be done if the disease is diagnosed when kids are young. The genetics of this thing is easy to trace--if you have one copy of the gene, you have PKD--it's not hidden or complicated like the sex-linked or autosomal recessive diseases.
I know being upset with my parents is like being upset with the weather--it does absolutely no good at this point in time. But they KNEW about the PKD in 1975 and in 1975 I was 25 years old. I can't believe they didn't know that I could have inherited the disease--why didn't they TELL me. If I had known, I would have been diagnosed years ago and that might have changed my entire life. Fortunately I didn't have any children, but I would have chosen to never have children had I known. I'm sure their argument would be that they didn't want to "worry me." Well, I would rather have been worried than in the dark. I got to say it was a hell of a surprise to learn about the PKD 18 months ago.
Tomorrow I'm going to spend some time at the gym--maybe even go twice. In the morning, I plan to go to the Rec Center and run/walk for 30-40 minutes. Then I'm going to do abs, abs, abs. My abs just don't want to fire after the surgery, but I'm going to work on this 'til they start getting with the program. As an aside, I am going to wear my new running shoes at the Rec Center--those old white shoes are getting way too soggy, OK for going to the store, but no good for running. I'm going to try to run at least a mile total tomorrow (5 laps)--maybe not fast, but get'r'done. In the afternoon, I'm going to go to Anytime Fitness and do upper body stuff--bench press, lat pull down, rows; then I'm going to walk on the stepmill for 40 minutes or so.
Well today is done, gone the sun, from the sky, something, something, something.