Mar. 4th, 2015

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He misunderstood, and it wasn't his creatinine levels that were high, it was his creatine kinase levels.

Now, creatine kinase also gives you an idea of renal function, and the levels being high can mean trouble (including muscular dystrophia, but if he had that, we'd probably already know, because doesn't MD start really young?).

But, you know what else can cause high creatine kinase levels? A really hard workout in the weight room.

On the Tuesday evening on the week his blood test was done, John had a session with a new trainer, and she REALLY pushed him. He still had pretty bad DOMS (Delayed-Onset Muscular Soreness) on the Friday morning, which was when he went in for his blood tests.

So his doctor was relieved that something like that had happened. He ordered new blood tests that John has to go in for this coming Monday or Tuesday (to his preference between the two) and he is basically banned from the gym and other strenuous exercise until then.

So we're sitting and waiting, but everyone is pretty confident it's only exercise-related muscle breakdown.

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