When I saw my PCP for my eye infection, I also talked to her about my protein and that the lab didn't measure my albumin. So she had them redo everything. I got protein, albumin and pre-albumin. And, this time, my protein was almost normal! It was 6.3 and normal starts at 6.4. My albumin is back to where it was pre-op as well. My pre-albumin is also in the normal range.
So I think I'll keep eating a lot of protein and see what happens. I'm hoping eventually all those numbers will be in the middle of the range instead of the low end.
It does seem like they continue to trend up and the 5.8 number is an aberration. Maybe it was just a bad draw.