Yesterday we were informed Bruce's brother, Sean, found out that he had a stress fracture in 2 places on his foot.
The significance of that fact is that Bruce has the same thing happen. He thought he had gout, bad shoes, sprains, etc. Finally got xray and he wore a boot, it healed then it happened all over again. When he finally started seeing the good Nephrologist, he checked his blood work and said it was because of the kidney function. People with Kidney failure start to have bone loss because their body is being robbed of calcium.
There are drugs Bruce has been taking to help prevent further loss and his foot has been fine for at least 6 months. Sean is not on a transplant list because his kidney function is still too high, but he has a lot more pain from the size of the kidneys than Bruce ever has.
1 year ago