"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…"
"My kidneys have recovered to the point that I have been removed from dialysis!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!! I will still be closely followed, weekly and then biweekly, but no more machine!!
And my latest blood work showed my hemoglobin…"
My hemoglobin has stayed very low for a year now, despite additional liquid iron and increased Ara something, a hormone to stimulate the kidney. It would appear my kidneys are recovering somewhat (I learn more tomorrow), but I am still seriously…See More
"Hi Barry, Welcome! I was feeling so lousy as my numbers showed increasing renal failure that my Doc never even gave me a choice! On a Thursday he said go to the Kidney Care Centre at the local hospital for an intro to…"
Hi! My name is Barry. I live in Texas and am 71 years old. I have a question about starting dialysis. My doctor wants me to start dialysis soon since my GFR is 14 and creatinine is 6. He says I will need to be hospitalized 5 days to get everything…See More
Hello! I'm Hanh and I am a newbie. Just joined today :). I am a patient navigator for a clincial study for Alport syndrome. Alport syndrome is a serious, rare, inherited genetic condition characterized by kidney disease, hearing loss, and eye…See More
"Thanks for the update. Sounds pretty encouraging, as far as the world of kidney issues goes. I did the 4x daily PD treatment for 6 yrs., but it just becomes the new normal, and the HUGE benefit of PD is no hospital visits. Just do it at home, easy…"
"Hi Ron, I don't hope very much in my life anymore, for the disappointment always hurt so much, and my acceptance of kidney failure and dialysis had to be complete in order for me to move on, so when the first news came for a…"
Hope for the best and expect the worst. Not sure if that's great advice, but you're never unprepared. Sounds like things are improving, and hope is always a good thing to have on your side. If you're kidneys were good a year…"