Today’s the day I’m collecting for the 24 hr urine test. I have to leep reminding myself it’s not a contest to see how much I can get. I start to worry if it’s not looking like it’s enough. I can only do what I can do, right?
For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, there’s a test that we with MM have to do every once in a while. It’s called a 24 hour urine test. We have to save all our urine in a jug for 24 hours, starting with the second “event” of the day and ending with the first of the next day. Then we lug the jug to the doc’s office and they send it off for testing. What they’re trying to determine, is the amount of what used to be known as Bence-Jones protein.
It’s a complicated process, and it’s always amazing to me that someone even figured this stuff out.