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by wagolynn
Sun Feb 25, 2024 2:24 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Possible forum downtime
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Possible forum downtime

Keep up the good work.

Why do I think of Monty Python when anyone mentions Spam?

Actually, I used to like Spam, goes well in sandwiches, fried or fried in batter, boiled Spam was not a success, Spam (chopped) stew works but cook the vegetables first adding the Spam late on.
Have I left any out?
by wagolynn
Sun Feb 25, 2024 2:13 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: A flying visit to London in March
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: A flying visit to London in March

Enjoy
by wagolynn
Thu Feb 22, 2024 12:49 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 11
Views: 11799

Re: New to forum

Hi Peter,
I hope you did get to your GP.

Best wishes.
by wagolynn
Thu Feb 22, 2024 12:38 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Much to think about
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Much to think about

Wow, if they are asking they must think it a viable option but that is a lot to think about.
Best wishes which ever way you go.
by wagolynn
Fri Sep 22, 2023 2:59 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Covid continues to loiter
Replies: 2
Views: 7244

Re: Covid continues to loiter

Hi All, I have had my jabs Monday this week, I live in a care home so it took a lot of reminding them the whole of the residents are vulnerable! I had a some trouble with the nurse doing them, she wanted to use my fistula arm (left) eventually she shifted to the right arm. I have arthritis in that s...
by wagolynn
Wed Sep 06, 2023 2:41 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Claiming benefits
Replies: 6
Views: 11457

Re: Claiming benefits

Just finished claim for Attendance Allowance, I think the form is around 35 pages! I gathered, from another patient they were getting this benefit, we will have to see how it pans out. Dialysis is one of the examples on the form but I have other problems as well. The form is available at https://www...
by wagolynn
Mon Aug 07, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Why do long term grafts fail?
Replies: 1
Views: 5058

Re: Why do long term grafts fail?

Hi Thumps, I must admit I don't know of a single answer to this, I wondered if Ai Chat could produce an answer that covered all bases, this is what it produced. "There are several reasons why long term kidney grafts eventually fail: 1. Chronic rejection: Despite being matched for a successful t...
by wagolynn
Sun Jul 23, 2023 2:55 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Rubbish veins
Replies: 5
Views: 9291

Re: Rubbish veins

I know this an old tread but I found this https://hellovein.com/how-does-a-vein-finder-work/ the kit can be found on Amazon. The other thought on this is Ultrasound scanners - most dialysis units have them or have access to one. The unit I started dialysis at, about 12 years ago, had one bought by t...
by wagolynn
Wed Jul 12, 2023 1:23 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Opinions please egfr 15
Replies: 4
Views: 8897

Re: Opinions please egfr 15

Hi Oldboy, Wow 3 blood transfusions! The more usual way, is transfusions and injections of EPO( EPO gives the bone marrow a kick up the backside telling it to produce more red cells) See https://www.southtees.nhs.uk/services/pathology/tests/erythropoietin-epo/ In my experience, transfusions are used...
by wagolynn
Wed Jul 05, 2023 10:43 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 11
Views: 11799

Re: New to forum

Hi, Depending on the cause of your kidney reduction in performance - there can be temporary reduction which are curable or out right kidney failure which is not curable but can only be corrected by a transplant. If you have outright kidney failure, it will tend to get worse but this is not predictab...
by wagolynn
Sun Jun 25, 2023 3:33 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: anybody young people with ckd? reassurance?
Replies: 5
Views: 8575

Re: anybody young people with ckd? reassurance?

Hi, It would appear your high BP is the major problem, are you doing all you can to improve this? Get salt /sodium down low - basically no extra salt on food, look out for pre prepared food as most have high salt content. Breakfast cereals have salt in, the only ones I have found without salt are Oa...
by wagolynn
Sun Jun 25, 2023 3:18 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Lymphodema anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 4992

Re: Lymphodema anyone?

Hi WightPolly,
This forum is about kidneys, I don't recall anyone posting with lymphatic problems.

Have you tried searching the internet for Lymphodema forums?

Best wishes.
by wagolynn
Fri Jun 23, 2023 3:08 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Lymphodema anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 4992

Re: Lymphodema anyone?

Hi, Have you looked at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lymphoedema/treatment/ It would appear there isn't any medication to cure this condition. As I understand it, the Lymphatic system doe's not have a pump like the vascular system. Fluids are moved through the Lymphatic system by muscle movement whe...
by wagolynn
Fri Jun 23, 2023 2:32 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Opinions please egfr 15
Replies: 4
Views: 8897

Re: Opinions please egfr 15

Hi, An eGFR of 15 is bringing you in the range where my beginning to fell the effects of kidney failure. Each individual will start to notice the effect of low eGFR at different levels but I would think it is well worth mentioning to your GP or Consultant if you are seeing one. In my experience, the...
by wagolynn
Fri Jun 23, 2023 11:44 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: "Patients Know Best"
Replies: 8
Views: 15864

Re: "Patients Know Best"

Hi All, First I thing the name is a very poor choice - If you want to speak to your medical team, the conversation has to start with, "According to Patients Know Best my blood results are ...". Not a very good start, they will have their back up before you get to your question. Presentatio...