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by Skm
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 41
Views: 4892

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Thumps, That’s very interesting. I don’t think I’m brave enough to reduce my immunosuppression like that. I may discuss with my consultant next time I see him (these telephone appointments just aren’t the same). It does seem a good idea. Like you my transplant seems very stable. I’ve just (an hour a...
by Skm
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 41
Views: 4892

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Thumps,

Which vaccine did you have? (I’m impressed with your antibody result).
Still awaiting my AZ booster. I’d love to know if it has worked.

Sue
by Skm
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 41
Views: 4892

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Chris, Disappointing result. My research suggested the same, that antibodies were not the best way of measuring vaccine response. Still I find it a bit unsettling. I had no reaction at all from the AZ vaccine. Not even a sore arm. I can’t help feeling it’s not done much for me. It would be nice to k...
by Skm
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 41
Views: 4892

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Chris, I saw that article today too and was curious. I attended the Zoe seminar on immunology and the vaccines this afternoon. So many unanswered questions. They were saying that the current antibody tests weren’t a good marker of vaccine efficiency. They are looking into new tests that may be able ...
by Skm
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 41
Views: 4892

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Relaxing in May, may lead to a surge in cases but if it’s in people who dont need hospitalisation, we shouldn’t have to have a 4th lockdown. The new variants however are rather an unknown quantity on this front. I’m keen for us all to have our second vaccinations. I hope this will reduce our risk of...
by Skm
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Scared
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: Scared

Megs, Sorry to hear your news. It’s always scary when we don’t know what’s going to happen and what to do about it. An gfr of 35 shouldn’t give you too many problems at present. The problem is that you don’t know at what rate it will fall. The best things you can do are to keep your blood pressure u...
by Skm
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: emotional help
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: emotional help

Hi bhc962, I feel for you and your husband. It is such a shock when you reach this point. It is a difficult time with difficult decisions to be made. The only person that can make these decisions is your husband. Your role (and his brothers role) is to support him in his decisions. It can be difficu...
by Skm
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 41
Views: 4892

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

The transplant nurses from my hospital rang yesterday to ask if I’d been vaccinated, when and with which vaccine. I’ve been vaccinated. Not sure what they would have done if I hadn’t. It was nice to get the support.
by Skm
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 41
Views: 4892

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Had mine on Sunday at local hub. Felt nothing at time and don’t have a sore arm..I do wonder if they actually gave me one! Had Astra Zeneca. No appointment for second dose. I’m a bit concerned. I can see appointments for this drifting. I don’t think being vulnerable with a dodgy immune response we c...
by Skm
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: Seasons Greetings

Happy Christmas everyone. This year a bit different and quiet as many of us are shielding once again. Let’s hope that the New year brings a vaccine and a return to normal life. However there are bits of this year I’d like to retain. The kindness of strangers, the swapping of greetings when you meet ...
by Skm
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 33721

Re: Coronavirus

And Matt Hancock wants to rely on the “common sense “ of the British public!!!
by Skm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 33721

Re: Coronavirus

Wagolynn,
that’s scary even if you know the odds are small.
Hope all goes well.

Sue
by Skm
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: egfr reading
Replies: 13
Views: 2312

Re: egfr reading

Hi Hansi, I remember it was very scary. I also remember the nurses were fantastic. There is also support available here. Many of us have been through the same thing and are still going strong. Collect contact details for those nurses and ask any questions. No question is too trivial. Best wishes Sue
by Skm
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 33721

Re: Coronavirus

So, here we go again. Not exactly a surprise but disappointing.
Any thoughts on if we will be shielding again? I’m still desperate to hug my children (in their late 20’s) but one is a nurse and another a teacher and both describe themselves as “a walking Corona virus risk” as far as I’m concerned.
by Skm
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: TEACHING STAFF RETURN TO WORK
Replies: 10
Views: 2529

Re: TEACHING STAFF RETURN TO WORK

Jooles,

Just wondered what happened. Did you have to go back into work?
Such a difficult situation. I felt for you.

Sue