That Time I (Maybe?) Gave Away A Kidney – Part 38 (24-Hour Pee Test Day Is Finally Here!!!)

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Picking up from last time –

For 24 hours starting Thursday morning (and going into Friday morning), I peed in the same container. I followed the instructions to the letter! No more getting caught out and peeing in cups.

I didn’t just keep the container in a cool place, I put it in the refrigerator (which was listed as a recommendation, so I’m not just some weirdo putting pee in her fridge).

I was all about doing everything as perfect as I could.

I wanted to keep my hopes high, but I still wasn’t too sure it was going to work. Not to give you tmi or anything, if you don’t want to hear about my pee maybe don’t keep reading. 😛

But anyway, if you have too much protein in your pee, part of it will look a little bubbly/fizzy-ish.

The bubbles can also mean other things – like maybe you’re dehydrated (which I was! Because my understanding was that you do a little better on the test if you don’t drink as much (and don’t pee as much)).

I think they can mean some other things (including maybe there just being leftover cleaner in your toilet!).

So, there’s not a humongous cause for alarm just by seeing bubbles. But still, I saw them. And in my freaked over over-sugar, under-healthed state, I thought [*as dramatically as you can read it*], “This better not be a sign that I still have too much protein! I swear I will throw this container of pee across the room!”

I calmed down a little and thought, I’m dehydrated. Let’s hope it’s that. Let’s just hope it’s that.

I also thought that if I was doing all this and still had too much protein, then at least we’d officially know I wasn’t taking the test incorrectly. After all, maybe there really could be something wrong with my kidneys. (Obviously let’s hope not.) But no matter what, the test will tell us something. So, at least there’s that.

I was so happy going to bed on Thursday night. Once I woke up Friday I put my final pee in the container (yay!), and then I ate a delicious protein-ful vegan meal from my freezer. Ah, protein! Precious protein. Yum!

I jumped on a bus and headed to UCLA to turn in the test. Immediately I hopped over to Native Foods Cafe and loaded up on some of my favorite meals for the next couple of days. Yum, yum, yum. So content. So happy.

And this is where I’ll pick up next time.

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