See, I lead a VERY healthy lifestyle: I exercise every day I am a vegetarian I take vitamins I do not eat processed food at all I do not eat sweets (much) I don't eat out ( I cook everything at home) I don't smoke I don't drink ( at all) I don't drink coffee I try to buy organic ( as much as I can and can afford)
AAAAaaaaaand she tells me it was simple inflammation of kidneys. LOL. Pyelonephritis. The only reason she passed away from it is because she refused to get treatment ( she was a tough Russian woman from a remote village roughing it out in the big city). OOOhhhhh!! AAaaaahhhhh! Relief! I CAN'T have polycystic kidney! I won't have to spend my late years on dialysis! My kidneys aren't expanding and growing cysts! I can have a baby and not pass this genetically dominant condition on! WOW! As soon as I processed it occurred to me how funny it was that i EVEN thought that I'd have something like that. My family genetic and health history is spotless. The occasional high blood pressure was due to stupid russian diet high in refined carbs and cholesterol ( those people don't know what Olive Oil is, and those who do, refuse to use it in favor of vegetable oil (yuck!), citing its taste) I call the doctor immediately, he cancels the ultrasound that would take a look at my NON-cystic kidneys.
But we still have to investigate what is causing my proteinuria ( fancy word for "some steak in your pee"). I go for a 24 hour urine test. They hand me THIS JUG! ( I debated on whether I should post this picture here or not, but hell with it! Yeah I peed in it. Yes, without a funnel ( TMI yet?)). I picked it up and had to go through the whole building carrying this HUGE orange PEE JAR! Then I had to pee into it for the next 24 hours and finally drop it off ( FULL!) at the lab. So that wasn't embarrassing at all. 🙂
I felt so much better having done that and even better than that, when the results came back completely normal in a few days. I even got a call from my OBGYN on Friday night personally telling me it was ALL fine ( I think he felt a bit responsible for jumping to conclusions and scarying me with a irreversible uncontrollable genetic disease) lol
After I analysed the whole situation and the tests, in addition to doing some research, I found what might have a been the cause for that scary protein in my urine. I read somewhere that hemp seeds ( the ones that grow pot) excrete albumin ( protein) in high doses. My favorite cereal happens to be organic HEMP SEED CEREAL ( what? hemp seeds are very nutritional and good for you). And every time I went for that urinalysis, I had just finished my morning cereal. And that's exactly why a 24 hour test showed nothing significant.
So that's the story of how I "almost inherited" an incurable genetic disease by eating pot.
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