I am deeply interested in your view towards kidney donation and TCM.
I gave a kidney to a relative three years ago and since then I am struggling with serious fatigue issues, energy problems, concentration problems and a lot less power in daily life as before. I found out that this seems to happen on a regular basis to kidney donors. It made me loose my job. Now working just a little, with a huge amount of free time I am doing quite okay. But still it affects daily life as energy is gone.
I do sports, as much as I can, but it is maybe 40% of what I could do before. And if I do too much (which is now too much, used to be totally okay) my body is totally exhausted (instead of feeling fit after sports) and often needs one or two days of complete rest, which really means staying in bed for whole days.
I am having headaches once or twice a week. Before it was just after not drinking enough. Muscles get sore a lo quicker. And they get tight too quickly as well.
I feel cold a lot quicker. Wear hats even inside. I gain weight. If I forget a meal, my body shows signs of exhaustion a lot quicker than it ever did. So I have to eat on a regular basis. No fasting anymore possible.
Kidney function is reduced, of course, one kidney is missing. Officially it would be CKD staging 2 or 3. But "modern" medicin says: you can live a normal life with one kidney.
With me, that is not true. And I am deeply interested in two things:
a) how can I improve my symptoms TCM wise?
b) as far as I know is the kidney in TCM somehow energy anyway. So these symptoms would totally make sense to me. But how do you view this? What is your thinking?
Thank you so much for your help!!!