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Susan Westwood commented on Susan Westwood's status
"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…"
20 hours ago
Ron Grant commented on Susan Westwood's status
"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."
yesterday
Susan Westwood commented on Susan Westwood's status
"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.…"
yesterday
jo marshall posted a discussion

intro from jo

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
yesterday
Ron Grant commented on Susan Westwood's status
"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…"
yesterday
Susan Westwood commented on Susan Westwood's status
"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 …"
yesterday
Ron Grant commented on Susan Westwood's status
"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.…"
yesterday
Leslie Renton posted a status
"Crazy day. Got a really good yoga class in this morning. Hung out with the pups and my husband who is on holidays and driving me crazy."
Thursday
Leslie Renton left a comment for Susan Westwood
"I think i should leave this on more when i am at home. "
Thursday
lorlee99 replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"That's awesome info!! Thanks sooo much. Loretta"
Wednesday
shirleymac replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Thanks Lori! 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!  Shirley"
Wednesday
Kim Edwards replied to Steph D's discussion new, help?
"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…"
Wednesday
Ken Mikalauskas replied to Ken Mikalauskas's discussion Looking for a little advice
"No I do not, the doctors can't seem to find anything. I have cysts on my liver, not kidneys. "
Wednesday
Steph D replied to Steph D's discussion new, help?
"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…"
Wednesday
Kim Edwards replied to Ken Mikalauskas's discussion Looking for a little advice
"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…"
Wednesday
Steph D replied to Steph D's discussion new, help?
"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…"
Wednesday

Blog Posts

Death and Social Media

Posted by psychonephrology on January 18, 2018 at 13:57 0 Comments

A shaggy Dog Organ Recital

Posted by Jerry diakiw on January 16, 2018 at 8:03 1 Comment

Dignity, death, & diarrhea

Posted by lorlee99 on December 23, 2017 at 17:19 2 Comments

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intro from jo

Started by jo marshall yesterday. 0 Replies

new, help?

Started by Steph D. Last reply by Kim Edwards on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Looking for a little advice

Started by Ken Mikalauskas. Last reply by Ken Mikalauskas on Wednesday. 2 Replies

 
 
 

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