Search found 17 matches

by AllenC
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 41
Views: 4905

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Mine is booked for Tuesday at my GP’s surgery.
Hoping not to see a queue.

As to my renal unit being involved, I never expected they would be.
by AllenC
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Fistula removal.

When I was in the dialysis unit I saw some patients with the fistula in the upper arm. One lady had it created in her leg. Not wanting to be insensitive I never asked why. I guess we all have medical reasons that dictated the position chosen for the fistula. I wish you well and look forward to an up...
by AllenC
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Fistula removal.

My understanding is that nothing is put in. The surgeon creates a connection between an artery and a vein. Exactly how is a question for the surgeon. I was very lucky to get a transplant after just 18 months on dialysis. Mine was tied off after about two years from being created. I still have a pea ...
by AllenC
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Fistula removal.

All done with a local.
There is really nothing to worry about.
by AllenC
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Fistula removal.

I had mine tied off a few months after transplant because I was experiencing a lot of pain from it.
In and out in just a few hours.
No limitations of use other than the expected wound covering for a few days.
by AllenC
Sun May 31, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 33726

Re: Coronavirus

It's the mixed messages that add to the confusion. I read online that the "shielding" has been extended until the end of June, yet I've had no such message/letter/text from my GP or hospital. Ten weeks of shielding done.... That said I don't expect things to return to normal anytime soon. Thankfully...
by AllenC
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 33726

Re: Coronavirus

I was also expecting to register on the government website. That's the UK government website by the way. Apparent we are not a "United Kingdom" it seems. You can only register if you live in England. Us in Wales have been ignored..as has our Scotland friends. It seems I was a little premature in my...
by AllenC
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 33726

Re: Coronavirus

I was also expecting to register on the government website.
That's the UK government website by the way.

Apparent we are not a "United Kingdom" it seems.
You can only register if you live in England.
Us in Wales have been ignored..as has our Scotland friends.
by AllenC
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Tieing off fistula after transplant
Replies: 9
Views: 18194

Re: Tieing off fistula after transplant

Reporting back as promised.
I can honestly say having had the fistula tied off it was very successful.
The constant pain and aching has completely gone. Just occasionally I get a slight twinge, but nothing of great concern.
by AllenC
Fri May 10, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Tieing off fistula after transplant
Replies: 9
Views: 18194

Re: Tieing off fistula after transplant

Well....it's done. Had the fistula tied off this afternoon.
My consultant did say it may take time before I feel the benefit. Time will tell.
Will report back as and when if others interested.
by AllenC
Thu May 02, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Tieing off fistula after transplant
Replies: 9
Views: 18194

Re: Tieing off fistula after transplant

Wondering if others have had their fistula tied off? I'm having the same problem as the original poster...pain/aching in the fistula arm, and sometimes a severe sharp pain where the fistula was created. My consultant/surgeon has agreed to tie it off leaving the option to create another in the upper ...
by AllenC
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Transplant question
Replies: 10
Views: 16394

Re: Transplant question

Thanks, again. I doubt if they'll pay for a taxi, though. A 70 mile trip is going to be costly and I imagine taxi drivers are very reluctant to do it because they have to drive back empty. So I'm working on the assumption that I (or my wife) will have to drive. Cheers Stephen That really isn't the ...
by AllenC
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Transplant question
Replies: 10
Views: 16394

Re: Transplant question

As others have said, it's not a problem. I often go camping with friends for a weekend. It wasn't a problem. They asked that I phoned the transplant nurse before going to give them an idea of how long it would take me to get home. As it happened, the call came one afternoon when I was home....and no...
by AllenC
Mon May 21, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Very frequent urination after tx
Replies: 21
Views: 71366

Re: Very frequent urination after tx

I thought I would give an update on my condition.
Yesterday I got the call and had a transplant last evening.
Currently laid on the bed with wires/tubes everywhere, most likely removed tomorrow.
Feeling rather pleased the way things occurred.
by AllenC
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Suspected Iga nephropathy
Replies: 4
Views: 9507

Re: Suspected Iga nephropathy

Hi Adam, I know exactly what you mean about being zoned out on hearing the news. I've also done the "Google" thing and scared myself silly. It's not a death sentence! I was diagnosed with a kidney function of only 20% eighteen months ago. It's now just9% and I started dialysis last week. I am not pl...