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by Richard
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Re: Fistula removal.

that's great.. let us know the progress had mine got around the same length of time.. my tx was 18yrs ago.. my fistula is still pumping away and is quite large.. don't want to tempt fate by having it tied off.. but don't want a quite noticeable lump I'm my upper left arm either.. I was in the same ...
by Richard
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Re: Fistula removal.

Just to update you all, i was supposed to go down first thing but due to an emergency or two, I had to wait and only got to theatre at 4pm. I was all done and back on the ward by 6pm, still a bit sore but i think it went well. Will see what they say in the morning.
by Richard
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Re: Fistula removal.

I am now checked in at the ward and ready for my operation tomorrow.

Might be home tomorrow night if all goes well, more likely to be Tuesday morning though apparently.
by Richard
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 43
Views: 8313

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Had my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine today, second booked in for April the 19th.

Very efficient service, I was straight in and out and so far I have a headache and a sore arm.
by Richard
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Re: Fistula removal.

Saw the surgeon today, he gave me two choices. Tie it off at the bottom and leave the swollen vein above or remove the whole vein and the excess skin. He recommended the second option as a more complete job. All to be done under local anaesthetic to my surprise, can't say i'm looking forward to that...
by Richard
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Re: Fistula removal.

When I said put in I should have said created or connected. I realise there is no actual other thing put in your arm, just a connection made from vein to artery. So you had a lower arm fistula for two years, mine is an upper arm fistula that has been in 20 years and about the size of a hose pipe and...
by Richard
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Re: Fistula removal.

I had it put in with a local but that was 20 years ago and it really is quite big now.

How long had you had yours in and what sort of size had it got to?
by Richard
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Re: Fistula removal.

In and out in a few hours! :shock:

Did you have a general anaesthetic?
by Richard
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 16
Views: 2280

Fistula removal.

I have an appointment with the vascular surgeon next week as advised by my transplant nurse to discuss the removal of my fistula.

Anybody have any experience of having this procedure done that could let me know what to expect?

Is it in and out in a day, much limitations of arm use after and so on?
by Richard
Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Transplantaversary.
Replies: 4
Views: 5697

Re: Transplantaversary.

Ta, I'm in Grimsby...
by Richard
Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Transplantaversary.
Replies: 4
Views: 5697

Transplantaversary.

7 years ago today I received my new kidney.

Since then I have got back to health, got a degree, got a full time job and started part time teaching at the same place I studied.

Long may it continue.

Time to go to the pub and celebrate.
by Richard
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Prograf for Myfortic swap?
Replies: 2
Views: 2912

Re: Prograf for Myfortic swap?

I realise i could do that but i just thought there might be someone out there who has more prograf than myfortic and would want to exchange some.

If not no worries, i just thought i'd ask...

Richard.
by Richard
Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Prograf for Myfortic swap?
Replies: 2
Views: 2912

Prograf for Myfortic swap?

Hi there, I'm just testing the water here but is there anyone out there who is on Prograf and Myfortic that has any spare Progref 5mg? The reason i ask is i have an excess of Myfortic 360mg and only just enough Prograf 5mg and wonder if anyone would be willing to do a swap? I live in Grimsby and wou...