My kidneys are fvcked. Like bigtime fvcked.
MD found kidney reflux on the first set of scans she took almost instantaneously-- the scan is run with dye up through the bladder, and if any leaks up into the ureters or kidneys, then reflux is diagnosed.
Guess who has rockstar ureters that go super fast with 100% shittastic sense of direction?! Every scan shows my ureters plain as day, which you shouldn't see at all if things are working properly. They just happen to send fluid the wrong direction entirely.
So Dr. Google tells me that kidney reflux in adults is super rare, and that I'm probably in stage four or five (stages 1-3 are only dx'ed in kids and go away on their own by puberty). I have a followup test on the 11th which will tell me whether or not I'm stage 4 or stage 5. Either way, I'm 99.9% sure I'll be having surgery in the next few weeks. (The only treatment options for kidney reflux are antibiotics or surgery and since I've been on antibiotics with no luck for a decade, I'm guessing surgery it is.)
If it's stage 4, looks like laparascopic, and if it's stage 5, it will be "cut open" surgery.
Either way, my uro says TTC is officially off the table until a) kidney function tests come back clean (doubtful after a dozen kidney infections and b)surgery is successful.
And here I was being all excited about having options re: TTC w/ RE or adoption. Grr.