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by DeanH
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: PD cathater removal.
Replies: 7
Views: 14551

Re: PD cathater removal.

Mine was removed during my transplant surgery due to having been to place the kidney on my left rather than right as the new pancreas went on the right, sounds like I may have lucked out on not having it removed down the line
by DeanH
Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Prograf Tacrolimus
Replies: 36
Views: 85926

Re: Prograf Tacrolimus

That's fine then Grey, but as said before different clinics obviously advise their patients different things, different people have different absorption rates, comparing medication is almost pointless due to the fact that people all react differently, I for example have had a double transplant at th...
by DeanH
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Book on Kidney Donation Experience
Replies: 15
Views: 37026

Re: Book on Kidney Donation Experience

Grey, I do think that you are being slightly premature and a tad unfair in critising your wife's kidney recipient for not writing already, I had a double transplant at the start of March and still do not feel ready or able to put into a letter how I feel about receiving such a life changing gift, or...
by DeanH
Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Position of transplanted kidneys
Replies: 12
Views: 29514

Re: Position of transplanted kidneys

My new kidney is on my left hand side due to my new pancreas being put on the right side, I'm fairly slim but no overalls noticeable bump on either side to speak of
by DeanH
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: About peritoneal dialysis...
Replies: 17
Views: 41583

Re: About peritoneal dialysis...

Stephen, I don't think there is an issue with this as I know that many hospitals provide funding for a outside shed if you don't have anywhere else to store the boxes, the Royal London do at least.
by DeanH
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: About peritoneal dialysis...
Replies: 17
Views: 41583

Re: About peritoneal dialysis...

I guess that's the difference between Baxter and fresenius as they couldn't have been better, both in training and support, never felt the machine draining in or out at all right from the start which was excellent, yeah kidney and pancreas doing great cheers, hope you are also.
by DeanH
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: About peritoneal dialysis...
Replies: 17
Views: 41583

Re: About peritoneal dialysis...

My old unit told me it tended to happen with Baxter but I suppose many places are different
by DeanH
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: About peritoneal dialysis...
Replies: 17
Views: 41583

Re: About peritoneal dialysis...

Stephen, I was on APD for a year, I had a fresenius machine which I found a million times easier and better than the Baxter one, nice touch screen display and no drain pain at all with it, te delivery drivers were excellent tool all my boxes to the spare room where I kept everything and used the mac...
by DeanH
Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Prograf Tacrolimus
Replies: 36
Views: 85926

Re: Prograf Tacrolimus

Whilst in hospital after my transplants the nurses gave me all my tablets inc MMF with breakfast, lunch and dinner without anything about having to have it on an empty stomach, guess different hospitals/units have different ways of doing things
by DeanH
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Top Tips for those going in to have a tx
Replies: 62
Views: 426145

Re: Top Tips for those going in to have a tx

I can echo that, the best thing for me were the bottles of sugar free squash, clothes wise I actually needed about two sizes smaller than before my double transplant as I'd lost so much weight maint from fluid but also just a lot of flesh weight, kidney worked straight away and i was passing about t...
by DeanH
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Taking pills - how long don't you eat
Replies: 7
Views: 15442

Re: Taking pills - how long don't you eat

I wasn't given any advice regarding food and tablets, so i have just been taking them all at regular times and results have all been good so far, 15 weeks post Kidney and Pancreas transplant
by DeanH
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Change donor law
Replies: 5
Views: 9307

Re: Change donor law

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by DeanH
Fri May 29, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: PD tube removal
Replies: 4
Views: 12198

Re: PD tube removal

My PD line was removed during my transplant, but that may have been as I had a kidney and pancreas transplant, I'm glad my stent removal thread has helped ease your mind a little, that was the aim of posting of my experience with it. All the best for both.
by DeanH
Tue May 26, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Post transplant shape
Replies: 9
Views: 23218

Re: Post transplant shape

I was the opposite after transplant (well double, kidney and pancreas) I was about 15kg lighter than before my transplant, but some of that was down to having about 3-4 litres of fluid retention while on PD
by DeanH
Sun May 24, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Stent removal
Replies: 9
Views: 24411

Re: Stent removal

Hi, so far I think iv been fairly lucky with side effects, however I did have a bit of anxiety and sleeplessness for the first couple of weeks after leaving hospital but that seemed to clear up after that, they reduced my steroids from 10mg to 5mg after about 4 weeks after the transplant which I thi...