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The CT scan on Saturday and the ultrasound today confirmed the following weird but true fact about me:

I only have one kidney.

No, this is not because of surgery.  I was born that way.  Evidently it's called "unilateral renal agenesis," and it explains a lot about my medical history, from early-onset high blood pressure to reproductive tract deformities that probably would have prevented me from carrying a child to term.

My hand to God, I had no idea about this until today, when the ultrasonographer spent five increasingly puzzled minutes looking for my (non-existent) left kidney, then gave up and called the hospital that did the CT scan on Saturday.  Both he and my doctor agree that this shouldn't cause any problems as long as I take my blood pressure meds like a good little girl, but man oh man did I laugh and laugh and laugh.

Is it any wonder I love weird books so much????


Speaking of which, if anyone has recommendations on terrible medical books, please message me or reply below.  After this, I desperately want to write a future diary on "medicine so bad it's good."

To quote Jack Aubrey, "Thankee."

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