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by DeanH
Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Work and help
Replies: 2
Views: 6090

Re: Work and help

I was on dialysis for around 14 months or so up until last March (I was 33/34 years old) and can relate to how you are feeling especially with regards to work, I work for a financial institution also and managed it by talking what was going on with my line manager and HR and a plan was put forward f...
by DeanH
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Bone Density.
Replies: 14
Views: 32446

Re: Bone Density.

I had a kidney and pancreas transplant March last year and my steroids were tapered down from 20mg per day to 0 (as of 1 month ago) which I must say I am happy about due to later in life possible side effects, but I also realise that depending on results going forward that there is always a chance o...
by DeanH
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Bone Density.
Replies: 14
Views: 32446

Re: Bone Density.

Are many post transplant patients on long term steroid use or does that differ from person to person and clinic to clinic?
by DeanH
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Sunday Delivery!!
Replies: 10
Views: 19485

Re: Sunday Delivery!!

I'm not sure I completely agree with some of what has been said regarding deliveries from Fresenius at least, I had deliveries from them for about 14 months, once per month and always found the drivers and the contact at Fresenius who j spoke to when giving numbers of boxes needed to be very helpful...
by DeanH
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: 3D printing of living tissue/organs
Replies: 3
Views: 8021

3D printing of living tissue/organs

Hopefully another small step forward that will eventually lead to further advances in being able to create organs and parts for transplantation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35581454
by DeanH
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: T-1 week to transplant
Replies: 17
Views: 40047

Re: T-1 week to transplant

That's great news mate! Hope you and your sister recover well!
by DeanH
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: T-1 week to transplant
Replies: 17
Views: 40047

Re: T-1 week to transplant

Good luck and all the best Jason, look forward to hearing how the recovery goes.
by DeanH
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Stent Removal: different experiences
Replies: 29
Views: 70991

Re: Stent Removal: different experiences

Solo, I second what Rik says, had my transplant in March and had the stent out a few weeks later, I was terrified in the weeks leading up to it purely as I'd heard incorrect accounts of how it went. I can honestly say it was in no way near as I'd heard about, over in seconds, no painkillers needed a...
by DeanH
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Stent Removal: different experiences
Replies: 29
Views: 70991

Re: Stent Removal: different experiences

As Amber above said, I had this done and was really worried about having it done, it took seconds, they used the gel, it was uncomfortable a best and only for a few seconds, I would have again without worrying this time, I don't think your advice is very helpful at all and frankly dangerous
by DeanH
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Pain
Replies: 2
Views: 5709

Re: Pain

I would see a doctor to be honest, they are the best ones to talk to.

All the best.
by DeanH
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Flu Jab Immune Supressed ?
Replies: 13
Views: 28092

Re: Flu Jab Immune Supressed ?

Transplants done in March, Flu jab in Oct no problems
by DeanH
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: New Dialysis Machine
Replies: 5
Views: 9518

New Dialysis Machine

For anyone that might be interested: http://www.kidney.org.uk/home/news-2/film-of-a-new-dialysis-machine/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34630564 Its information about a new dialysis machine by Quanta that has been in development for a while and looks to be set for trial in the UK and across Europ...
by DeanH
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Hydration after Transplant
Replies: 10
Views: 26714

Re: Hydration after Transplant

Hi Matthew, I had my transplant back in March this, I must admit that I find the fluid intake ok most day, I did ask one of the renal doctors about wine and beer and if I should count it towards my daily intake and they said I should count it, although to make sure I didn't drink too much! :)
by DeanH
Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Low Blood Pressure after Transplant
Replies: 4
Views: 11980

Re: Low Blood Pressure after Transplant

I'm the same, pre transplant bp was very high and post transplant 117/80 to 125/85, 6 months post double transplant
by DeanH
Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Frequency and duration of Dialysis
Replies: 17
Views: 45790

Re: Frequency and duration of Dialysis

Hi, can't really comment that much, but I was on PD for 12 months and I had no cases of infection.

Good luck with which ever one you choose.