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by wagolynn
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Pfizer 2
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: Pfizer 2

I don't 'love' is the word......
by wagolynn
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Puzzling eGFR results
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: Puzzling eGFR results

Hi Genevieve189,
Welcome to the forum.

eGFR is an estimate, and is notorious for its inaccuracy, it also sensitive to the amount you have eaten drunk that day.
It is best to consider trends rather than one reading on it's own.

Best wishes.
by wagolynn
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: suggestion... how about introducing ourselves??
Replies: 935
Views: 1936431

Re: suggestion... how about introducing ourselves??

Hi Linda68, Welcome to the forum. Dips in mood are common with kidney failure, along with weakening of muscles. I would think you are not far away from Dialysis, once your body adjusts to dialysis (1 to 2 months) you may well find an improvement in wellbeing. If you look on the KPG home page you wil...
by wagolynn
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: CKD - a book you found helpful?
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: CKD - a book you found helpful?

Hi Genvevieve189, Assuming you are in the UK, the only dietary changes is to reduce your salt intake, you have probably done this to reduce your blood pressure, otherwise shifting toward the 5-a-day diet (five portions of fruit or veg each day look it up on the internet) will help your general healt...
by wagolynn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: emotional help
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: emotional help

Hi bhc962, Being diagnosed with any major illness is always a shock, denial in some form or another is not an uncommon initial reaction. I would suggest you both read through the articles here, https://www.kidneypatientguide.org.uk/ These are a reliable source, and should give you both some basic in...
by wagolynn
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 41
Views: 4900

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

As I understand it -
If you have had letters telling you to shield, yes, otherwise no.
by wagolynn
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 41
Views: 4900

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

My wife and I had our Covid Jab on Sat, lots of people were given the same time on Sat afternoon, there was quite a queue outside in the cold for about half an hour. Not very good, a few just turned round, and went home.
by wagolynn
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Fistula removal.

I think it works like this: First choice for a Fistula is the lower arm, this leaves the upper arm available for future use. If the lower arm blood vessels are not suitable then next choice is upper arm (in both cases the non dominant side) After that, the dominant side may be considered, if it not ...
by wagolynn
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 41
Views: 4900

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

My GP surgery contacted my wife to arrange her Covid jab at another surgery in town, eventually they reluctantly added an appointment for me.
by wagolynn
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Tips to reduce hypotension, please?
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Tips to reduce hypotension, please?

Hi, Yes, you could try mentioning it to the staff. Fluid removal - The consultant usually makes an intelligent guess at a patients, 'Dry weight' (weight with no retained fluid). Patients are weighed before dialysis (Wet weight) the Dry weight is subtracted from the wet weight, this figure is the ret...
by wagolynn
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Fistula removal.

I would expect about the same time as creating the fistula unless there are complications.

Also similar procedure, and time for recovery.
by wagolynn
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Tips to reduce hypotension, please?
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Tips to reduce hypotension, please?

Hi, How is Mum getting on now? If she is still having problems, try asking her GP for anti sick medication. A long while ago, before I was diagnosed with Meniere's disease, at times I got vertigo just standing up, I prescribed an anti sick pill to tucked under my upper lip when required, it was very...
by wagolynn
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 41
Views: 4900

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Hi Thumps,
Lets hope you don't have any reaction, you must be one of the very few that react to vaccines.
by wagolynn
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Tips to reduce hypotension, please?
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Tips to reduce hypotension, please?

Hi Poppy, I have seen this in other patients for the first few sessions but as their bodies adjusted to Dialysis the symptoms subsided. Dialysis removes waste material out of the blood, and (if needed) removes excess fluid, with healthy kidneys this goes on all the time but on dialysis it is removed...
by wagolynn
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: should i go to hospital with GFR 22
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: should i go to hospital with GFR 22

Hi deemaxxx. Thumps has offered you good advice, I would add, try to eliminate added salt from your diet, (to help to reduce blood pressure) and shift to the so called, "Five - a - day diet". Basically this is aiming at eating five portions of fruit or vegetables each day. If you are not getting swo...