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by Thumps
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 45377

Re: Coronavirus

Wow - that's... surprisingly efficient! When did you get the first letter? I didn't get mine til the first week of May :lol: :lol:
by Thumps
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Hemodialysis - overheating/outofbreath/sickness
Replies: 4
Views: 3157

Re: Hemodialysis - overheating/outofbreath/sickness

Thanks JMan - Dyi is a friend of mine so i've passed this on to him. He's a bit lost with things at the moment so I hope he finds your advice valuable.
by Thumps
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 45377

Re: Coronavirus

I have actually been going out since the lockdown started, a couple of times a week very early and/or somewhere where there is very high probability there won't be any or very few others. I always take gloves, sanitiser etc. So far it has worked out but frankly it was easier during the lockdown bec...
by Thumps
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 45377

Re: Coronavirus

I went to the beach yesterday. Herne Bay - almost completely deserted. Drove with one member of my family who I've been shielding with and met one person there. We had ice cream - I used a glove to hold the tub and used a spoon I'd brought with me to eat it, then anti-bac'd afterwards. The public to...
by Thumps
Sun May 31, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 45377

Re: Coronavirus

Zone 2 Central London here *wave* it's tough, I must say. This confusing and sudden change is also going to make it even harder.... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52862440 - shielding folks in England and Wales are now allowed out once a day to see a friend, apparently. I was extremely angry when...
by Thumps
Sat May 30, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 45377

Re: Coronavirus

I'm relying on them coming up with effective treatments,tbh. A vaccine may not be possible for a long time, if ever, but treatments hopefully should be!
by Thumps
Fri May 29, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 45377

Re: Coronavirus

I have a feeling they're just going to end the shielding on 30 June and leave us to manage our own risk. Seems about right for this government.
by Thumps
Thu May 28, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Low eGFR before i'm 30 years old
Replies: 4
Views: 2405

Re: Low eGFR before i'm 30 years old

Apologies, you're absolutely right, I did misread the numbers! 70 is still very much in the space of being able to lead an entirely normal life, though. I hope it stops being such a worry for you - if you notice any symptoms of illness you sound like someone who will make sure to get it checked out,...
by Thumps
Wed May 27, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Low eGFR before i'm 30 years old
Replies: 4
Views: 2405

Re: Low eGFR before i'm 30 years old

Hello and welcome :) I suppose my first question would be why did you get the kidney function test done in the first place? There's usually little reason to have one, unless you are unwell in some way. Following that, I would say there is almost nothing you can extrapolate from a single test. 87 is ...
by Thumps
Sat May 16, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 45377

Re: Coronavirus

I got a second NHS letter and a text but both still say shield til 30 June. Are you sure about that extension? Can't find any confirmation about that anywhere.

Great news about your friend, Chris.
by Thumps
Fri May 08, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 45377

Re: Coronavirus

I never got the first one and only got one from my GP after calling them to ask why I hadn't had one... though curiously I seem to be on the Free Food Parcel list and get one every week which I then send to a food bank because I don't need it! :?

So very disorganised.
by Thumps
Tue May 05, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 45377

Re: Coronavirus

I was meant to go in for regular bloods today - got a garbled voicemail last night telling me not to come! Rearranged for September - 7 months between check ups :? I'm a bit uncomfortable about it but not as uncomfortable as I am with going into the hospital right now, I guess x
by Thumps
Fri May 01, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Hemodialysis - overheating/outofbreath/sickness
Replies: 4
Views: 3157

Re: Hemodialysis - overheating/outofbreath/sickness

I had wondered whether some of it might be a reaction to the dialyser materials, Dyi

Anyone else got any ideas to suggest to Dyi? I haven't experienced dialysis so have nothing to offer :(
by Thumps
Fri May 01, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 45377

Re: Coronavirus

End of June was basically the original 12 week shielding plan. I've no idea what's going to come next but I'd expect that we'll be encouraged to shield for longer. Personally, I'm going to have to start making some calculated risk assessments about seeing people in real life as my mental health is t...
by Thumps
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 45377

Re: Coronavirus

Hey Skm I'm totally with you - I've been really struggling with the notion that this might carry on for us for an extended period while the rest of the country gets back to "normal" to some degree. I have been trying to think of ways that I can do things (like, go for a walk, visit with friends) wit...