Kidney Removal and Renal Diet
My husband underwent surgery for removal of his left kidney about 4 years ago. A mass was found, and after the kidney was removed, it turned out to be a grade 1 tumor. Thankfully, as it was grade 1, it had not done any further damage to the body, and no further treatment was required, except for regular scannings, which have all been ok. However, his remaining kidney is now only working at 34% - perhaps because of his age (80), with the one kidney having to do the work of two. Not quite sure.
He is now following a fairly strict renal diet which is really hard and depressing. What's healthy food for most people, is just so much poison for those with kidney probs. Especially difficult is having to watch one's input of potassium, phosphorus and sodium.
I was wondering whether anybody else (I'm sure there must be lots of you), is in (or has been), in a similar situation, having to cope with a renal diet, due to a kidney being removed (for whatever reason)? My husband is also diabetic (mildly), but the mass found on his tumor had no connection to the diabetes.