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Michael J Banks is now a member of Kidney Connect
8 hours ago
MrsCora replied to Corrie Smid's discussion driving
"I didn't drive much when I was in ESRD and not at all for the year I was on dialysis. So I agree with you - it's not your imagination."
Saturday
Corrie Smid posted a discussion

driving

Hi everyone,I have been driving in Burlington to my grocery store, pharmacy. These places are very close to me. I will not drive in the busy parts of Burlington. I was doing fine for the last couple of years. Now I almost had 4 accidents that would…See More
Saturday
MLM posted a status
"I have an appointment with my family Doctor the beginning of November and I believe the time has come for a referral to the Nephrologist"
Friday
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Oct 10
lorlee99 commented on SMK's blog post Latest blood test results
"Hi : Just curious as to why you can't have "a lot of what has iron in it"? Has your protein intake, aka , meat been limited? Hgb of 104 isn't too bad unless you are really symptomatic. You on Aranesp or some other bone marrow…"
Oct 9
Lori replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Hi Corrie: Another site for renal friendly recipes is the Kidney Foundation of Canada.  In the search bar, enter recipes.   A link will appear with blogs and other information.  I used this site a lot when I was on dialysis (PD)"
Oct 5
shirleymac replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Thanks Pete. I’ve read a lot and it seems PD is the most gentle form of dialysis, and knowing the diet part is easier helps also. I was supposed to go for an abdominal assessment but when I told the nurse on the phone that I only have one scar…"
Oct 5
doug pedersen is now a member of Kidney Connect
Oct 5
Pete Sneet replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Well congratulations on deciding to do the peritoneal dialysis. I know you have been n the fence fro a while as to which way to go. I am proud for you. Now you have a plan and direction and that will make all the difference in the world with…"
Oct 4
shirleymac replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"I’m planning on Peritoneal Dialysis. I went to a preliminary meeting with a dialysis nurse and she said it appears I’m a fast learner and won’t have a problem. We have Nurse Next Door here which I can hire if I need to. I like the…"
Oct 4
Pete Sneet replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Shirley either dialysis will help you with the kidney failure. It is hard for me to say which way is best for you. I kind of think with older people hemo may be the way to go as it is a regiment set by the clinic and you go in every 3 days and…"
Oct 4
shirleymac replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Pete I have a question. Do you still drive? I’m at a point now where I feel quite “spacey” a lot of the time. My current car really is dangerous for me to drive. I have trouble gauging where the corners are, I keep running over…"
Oct 4
shirleymac replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Hi Corrie I’m the same age as you. I don’tknow about diabetic kidneys because I have Polycystic Kidneys which is a whole different thing. I’m at 13%GFR and will be starting dialysis when I reach 10%. Or my nephrologist says if I…"
Oct 4
Pete Sneet replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"syWell most doctors at ;least here in the states get you into the program at around 30 GFR or slightly less. The idea is that they want to get you while you have some kidney function left especially if you might be a candidate fro a transplant. The…"
Oct 4

Blog Posts

Latest blood test results

Posted by SMK on September 10, 2017 at 14:41 2 Comments

Latest blood test results

Posted by SMK on September 10, 2017 at 14:41 0 Comments

3 years diaylasis

Posted by mark on July 9, 2017 at 18:02 0 Comments

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driving

Started by Corrie Smid. Last reply by MrsCora on Saturday. 1 Reply

feeling sick

Started by charles zarnke Sep 26. 0 Replies

learning how to navigate this forum

Started by Corrie Smid. Last reply by Sharri Stull Anderson Sep 20. 1 Reply

 
 
 

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