Re: creatinine level
PebbleBeach, just to put things in perspective for you, my nephrology department doesn't even begin to schedule you for dialysis teaching (about modalities) until you hit about 3.5 for cr. Depending on how you feel, it can be a long time before you need dialysis after that. I was at about 10 before I went on. Be resigned to frequent labwork, lots of visits to the doc, and levels going up and down. Try not to get too excited if the creatinine drops a bit, and don't get too depressed if it goes up.
Dxd T1 1966, 2001 dialysis, 2002 kidney transplant, 2003 insulin pump, 2008 pancreas transplant