"Hi Loretta, I am smiling at two things you said. and they are so personal.
only a kidney patient would say an eGFR of 14 isn't so bad!!!!!!!!!! LOL! After all, it only falls in the seriously diminished functioning…"
The previous comments are definitely valid. There are generally a few factors that the Dr will use to determine your need for dialysis, but this should be a discussion including what Jo said. Do you know what type of dialysis your Dr is…"
"Hi Eleanor, get hold of your local branch of the Kidney Fndtn: they should have booklets that gives you all sorts of info about CKD ( make sure you know what stage of CKD you are in, as they have 2 books). The renal/diabetic diet is a challenge for…"
Hi There:I am a type 2 diabetic and have been for 21 years. I have recently been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease. There is a diet I am supposed to follow but I don't know what it is. Can anyone help? I am having information overload. The…See More
Hi There:Today (Mar 19, 2018) I saw the nephrologist for the first time and was shocked to learn that I have CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease). The doctor was surprised that my family doctor had not told me this as he had the urine test results from 4…See More
"Thanks, Kim. I think I am still adjusting to the news, and have a feeling that I have not left dialysis totally in the past. One just never knows, but right now I will certainly enjoy the present moment, and remain on my renal…"