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by wagolynn
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Afraid and confused
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Afraid and confused

Hi tracieann, I hope you told the Dr you changed your diet, doing things like that makes diagnosis much more difficult it is much better to only make changes you have discussed with the doctor. Generally speaking, in the UK diet will not make any significant difference to your kidneys, with the poss...
by wagolynn
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: New member introduction

Hi Tracieann,
Look at it this way, any amount of worrying will not change anything...

Best wishes.
by wagolynn
Mon May 31, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: I don’t know how to feel
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: I don’t know how to feel

Hi Nancy5312, If you have just been diagnosed with a kidney condition, it is normal to feel shocked and lost so you are not on your own. Have a look at the Home page of this website - https://www.kidneypatientguide.org.uk/ The articles on there should help you understand what is going on, and give y...
by wagolynn
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Pfizer 2
Replies: 2
Views: 962

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: 566

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: 1956074

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: 863

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: 727

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: 43
Views: 6562

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: 43
Views: 6562

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: 11
Views: 1474

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: 43
Views: 6562

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: 926

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: 11
Views: 1474

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: 926

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...