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by Thumps
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: suggestion... how about introducing ourselves??
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Donor tips

Hi FreyasDad I've split this out to another topic as I'm sure some folks will want to respond :) My donor has been able to carry on life as normal since she donated to me 13 years ago, once the initial healing period was complete! No changes to diet or whatever, although she was already vegan and pr...
by Thumps
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 16
Views: 2263

Re: Fistula removal.

Good luck!!
by Thumps
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: New member introduction

Hello! Nice to have you with us :)
by Thumps
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Life Insurance Post Transplant
Replies: 4
Views: 12929

Re: Life Insurance Post Transplant

I've also relied on my company death-in-service policy since my tx. I wonder what it'd be like to try now at 13 years out...
by Thumps
Wed May 19, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 43
Views: 8260

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Thanks Dirverd, good to hear from you!

I'm hoping the OCTAVE study will give us some information. I'm fully expecting to need a booster shot later in the year.
by Thumps
Mon May 10, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Post renal transplant a week or two after symptoms
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: Post renal transplant a week or two after symptoms

Welcome to the rollercoaster! Recovery from your transplant is not linear, there are ups and downs and scares and reassurances and all kinds of fun but the more time passes the easier it gets and the better we eventually feel. Wishing you all the best!
by Thumps
Wed May 05, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Pfizer 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: Pfizer 2

My second pfizer left me with a three day hangover, it was rubbish! Hope you're feeling better now!
by Thumps
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 43
Views: 8260

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

I had Pfizer, and I also chose to take the calculated risk of cutting back my immunosuppressants by half the week after I had the jab (basically cutting out my evening doses) to give my immune system a fighting chance. I am NOT suggesting anyone should do this - it was a personal choice based on pre...
by Thumps
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 43
Views: 8260

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

So - had my second dose of vaccine brought forward, had it on Thursday. Properly knocked me back for about 3 days.

Good news is I did a private antibody test the day before my second dose and it looks like i've had a reasonably strong reaction to the first dose of vaccine which is great!
by Thumps
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 43
Views: 8260

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Oh no. That is not good reading.
by Thumps
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 43
Views: 8260

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

I also pointed out to the OCTAVE researchers that they'd left their recruitment rather too late, but I suspect they were tied up in ethics forms. Real shame. I'm so frustrated that we're hearing nothing about possible efficacy for us. I'm hearing news about over 70s and cancer patients but nothing a...
by Thumps
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 43
Views: 8260

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

When you say your GP is arranging for you to have a test, what kind of test do you mean? An antibody test?

My second shot is also mid-April, wondering if there's a way i can do the same.
by Thumps
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 43
Views: 8260

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

If you're over 50 they'll be contacting you sometime before May for a vaccination anyway :)
by Thumps
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 43
Views: 8260

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

I had mine done at the hospital where my renal unit is, but it wasn't in the renal unit, just part of the overall vaccine centre.
by Thumps
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 43
Views: 8260

Vaccines for Covid 19

Hi folks - wanted to start a thread so fellow transplant patients could share their experiences around the Covid19 vaccination process. I've been invited to my local hospital for mine on Saturday, with the second dose booked in for early April, 11 weeks away. Has anyone else had theirs yet? Which on...