Hi....from Halifax Nova Scotia.....I'm a new member.....I was diagnosed with CKD back in July 2016....my clearance is at 13.....my creatin is well over 300...I will have to do Hemo...as I have had…Continue
"Hi Clearance, MrsCora is correct, there is no real cut off. I was done to 7-6% . I finally agreed with my Dr I would start PD. That was only cause the winter was setting in. I didnt want to do all the travelling during then.…"
10 is usually the cut off point to start dialysis, however I didn't start until my eGFR was 7. It depended on how I was feeling. I did have a fistula put in a month before though because they take about 8 weeks to mature…"
"I found PD dialysis not a problem at all. Still work, travel, play pretty much as usual. And sitting down a few times tor a 'forced relax' period isn't such a bad thing. I watch news or read something while doing dialysis. I've…"
"Keeping my fingers crossed for you Keith. Hope your sister's workup goes smoothly and you get scheduled for transplant soon.
Be prepared, however, sometimes it's a bit tough to get operating room time (depending on where you are). So you…"
"My creatinine is currently at 611. I'm doing transplant workup and my sister going through donor process. Our hope is to avoid dialysis altogether and go straight to living donor transplant. Looking at my trendline, the doctors think I'm…"
"I was on hemo for 1 year. I didn't do that well, but it was manageable. As transplant patients, we do have to face the reality that one day we may/will reject the organ and have to go back onto dialysis. Not a fun prospect, but do-able."
"Thanks Diane. It's amazing how much better you start to feel. It took me a while to get everything sorted out, but I actually did a trip to Disneyworld while on hemo.
Are you thinking of a transplant? I felt even better once I got mine. But I…"
"Great response mrscora
I had my fistula 4 months before I started. I was at 12 and creatin in the high 300 and I started dialysis because I felt s***** all the time. Best thing I ever did. Doing home hemodialysis and haven't felt this good in…"
"Peterborough's pretty good as small cities go. No shortage of live music & theatre, loaded with small restaurants, but also lots more traffic these days, but still nothing compared to T.O. Do you have any 'secret' locations in…"
"Hi Ron....Thanks for the note.....I totally agree with you....Nova Scotia is a beautiful province.....I spent several years working in Cape Breton and drove that d*** Cabot Trail every day....all winter one year.....from Cheticamp to Pleasant…"
"Welcome to this site. Love Halifax and all of Nova Scotia. We get to Lunenburg/Mahone Bay area as often as possible. Also have a fondness for Meat Cove up on Cape Breton.I often think I was born in the wrong province..the east coast is forever…"
"There isn't really a 'cut off'. It's a joint decision between you and your medical team. It's in part based on labwork (is your potassium always dangerously high?), your fluid balance (fluid collecting on lungs rather than…"
Peterborough's pretty good as small cities go. No shortage of live music & theatre, loaded with small restaurants, but also lots more traffic these days, but still nothing compared to T.O. Do you have any 'secret' locations in Nova Scotia that should be seen? We've traveled throughout the province, but there's only so much you can see in a week. (each time) We do like to keep to the 'back roads' as much as possible. I was to go in for transplant today but it was cancelled..hopefully rescheduled in a couple weeks. By the way, my creatinine is routinely in the 850-950 range, so you have a long way to go!
Welcome to this site. Love Halifax and all of Nova Scotia. We get to Lunenburg/Mahone Bay area as often as possible. Also have a fondness for Meat Cove up on Cape Breton.I often think I was born in the wrong province..the east coast is forever beckoning me.