"No reason for awe with me. We all have to deal with what life gives to us, one thing at a time. Sometimes it gets overwhelming but I then try to take a step back, change the conversation in my head and try to do something soothing like patting…"
"Wow..you win. (I mean, I just had kidney issues) I must say that I am impressed with your perseverance. In awe, really. From this point forward, no more complaining from this wimp. Anyway, nice 'chatting'. Bye."
"I don't think I will ever have it all figured out but 1 step at a time I guess. I got through cancer twice, 4 near death situations from heart issues not to mention major stressors still going on with divorce. Now my kidneys are taking a shot.…"
Hello, I am new here and this is my intro! I live in central Ontario. I was healthy a year ago, and then had a ABF surgery, Aortic BiFemoral graft. Immediately following the surgery my creatinine level began to rise, plus I had bladder problems…See More
"Sounds like a plan. (and a correction, that was obvious anyway I suppose: When I said I just ate very restricted amounts of food, I'm not talking about everything, just the stuff on the 'no fly' list. Fill up on stuff that's not…"
"Thanks Ron, great advice. After researching my face off online, lol, I was coming to the same conclusion. I had congestive heart failure last October so I had already got used to an almost no salt diet, that seems to be my nephrologist …"
"When I was on dialysis (I had a transplant last year) I ate everything, just very restricted amounts. We had fries (homemade & oven baked..way better than the frozen variety)..we would soak or boil the potatoes (after being cut for fries) first.…"
Exactly the information I wanted... especially the length of training and what it involves. As far as stomach most of what you describe is how I felt after my hyterectomy painwise. Getting out of bed was the worst!
"It’s always best to talk to your physician and nephrologist about any supplements, sometimes you can do more damage by supplementing your diet. Years ago I got “in trouble “ for taking vitamin D because it increased my calcium and…"
"Forgot to ask, I am taking a multivitamin, magnesium, calcium and iron supplements. Are there vitamins I should avoid? I have trouble eating enough because of gastroparesis so I feel some supplementation is almost a necessity.
Also, should I…"
"Hi Ken, so do you have a diagnoses for kidney disease? Do you have cysts on your kidneys? I had pain in my kidneys from pkd, but if you had ultrasounds that would have been found. I was urinating frequently during the night and my nephrologist told…"
"Thank you Mrs. Cora for your reasuring words! you are an inspiration! I am not so worried now. Well, still enough to want to make some lifestyle changes. I have been reading a book called The China Study which highly recommends a vegetarian diet…"