Susan Westwood
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jo marshall commented on Susan Westwood's status
"I love what Ron wrote about certain restaurant foods tasting like a salt lick!  A friend brought me a chicken salad sandwich from Timmy's, and it was delicious, and then as a treat I bought me one a couple of weeks later, and another 2…"
11 hours ago
Susan Westwood commented on Susan Westwood's status
"Jo, Thank you so much for these powerful words of wisdom. I totally agree wirh you. I am new to my diagnosis  and i just need a   good list of general  foods to avoid, like foods hard on the kidneys. Im seeing my cardiologist…"
12 hours ago
jo marshall commented on Susan Westwood's status
"Susan, I have received this from the dietician at the Kidney Care Centre in Orillia.  They are excellent knowledgeable people there.  In regards to following a food plan, I think it is highly individualistic - depends upon what our body…"
13 hours ago
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…"
yesterday
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."
Friday
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.…"
Friday
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…"
Friday
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 …"
Friday
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.…"
Friday
Leslie Renton left a comment for Susan Westwood
"I think i should leave this on more when i am at home. "
Thursday
Susan Westwood commented on Susan Westwood's status
"Nòoooooooooo not potatoes. Im a stress eater, what do stress eaters do if diagnosed with kidney disease? Guess i will have to revert to sucking my thumb again . Lol.   Sincerely though thanks for the info."
Tuesday
Kim Edwards commented on Susan Westwood's status
"Hmm I’ve tried a few times to respond but it wasn’t working. Having white bread or pasta is better than having whole wheat. Also limit avocado, tomatoes and beans (chick peas, kidney etc) and of course potatoes. "
Feb 19
Susan Westwood commented on Susan Westwood's status
"Thanks for answering the questions. Getting these answers from someone like you who have been through it realky helps to give perspective to someone like me who has just been diagnosed. I have one question on renal diets though. I saw conflicting…"
Feb 19
Kim Edwards commented on Susan Westwood's status
"I did see a renal dietician once I had less than 15% functioning. Mostly to control potassium. They never had me monitor my phosphorus. "
Feb 19
Susan Westwood commented on Susan Westwood's status
"Hi Kim, Thank you so much for the suggestions. I actually have a really complicated medical history, in Oct last year had congestive heart failure that they think set off the CKD. Diet is more complicated for me as I have to take potassium…"
Feb 19
Kim Edwards commented on Susan Westwood's status
"Before you make major changes to your diet you should speak  to your nephrologist. It’s always a good idea to have a low salt diet, but before you give up everything that’s good to eat (I love potatoes!) you should ask if your…"
Feb 18

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I left my first appt. With the nephrologist, had, I thought all my questions answered then realuzed he gadnt actually given me a diagnosis. Called the next day and got the scarey answer. Went through Book One and had more questions but guess hes tired if answering them. Biggest problem is diet and pitassium and phosphorus. I had congestive heart failure in October abd cant limit potassium. Im confused.

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At 19:22 on February 21, 2018, Leslie Renton said…

I think i should leave this on more when i am at home. 

At 6:48 on February 13, 2018, Leslie Renton said…

Sorry i missed you on Saturday. Running around with appts this week. I will try and get on later. Hopefully on line this afternoon. It is freezing cold here this morning. 

At 17:43 on February 9, 2018, Leslie Renton said…

That would be great Susan. Good luck at your doctors appt. 

At 11:13 on February 9, 2018, Leslie Renton said…

So sorry to hear you are going through this Susan. It is really tough i know. I am a dog lover to. They keep so grounded and up and going. Would love to chat sometime. 

 
 
 

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