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Susan Westwood commented on Susan Westwood's status
"Hey Jo, thanks for the advice. I feel for you leaving coffee behind. I will hold onto my morning mug adps long as I can but if the day comes it has to go I can do it. I used to eat whole bags of chios, and I don't mean the little ones, and now…"
Feb 28
Susan Westwood commented on Susan Westwood's status
"Great advice Ron and Jo. I wrote to a renal network recently and they sent me an actual list of foods better for the kidneys and those to avoid. It's just what I needed sone kind of rough guidelines. I mean if I should avoid orange juice and…"
Feb 28
Ron Grant commented on Susan Westwood's status
"Hi Jo, Just re-reading my posts..I sound like a broken record! (keep saying the same things). Sheesh, Anyway...No food restrictions post transplant, but of course they recommend to avoid low grade/highly processed foods. (i.e. deli meats, fast food,…"
Feb 26
jo marshall commented on Susan Westwood's status
"Ron is a great voice of experience!   I so relate to and agree with everything he has said, except  LOL!  except I can't be bothered with the double boil of potatoes.  With this back problem I can't stand up for…"
Feb 26
Ron Grant commented on Susan Westwood's status
"Just a follow up to Jo's email..I really think that there are no 100%  "forbidden" foods with the renal diet, just restricted ones, some severely. If there's something you really enjoy, you don't need a lot of it, just…"
Feb 26
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…"
Feb 25
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…"
Feb 25
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…"
Feb 25
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…"
Feb 24
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."
Feb 23
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.…"
Feb 23
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…"
Feb 23
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 …"
Feb 23
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.…"
Feb 23
Leslie Renton left a comment for Susan Westwood
"I think i should leave this on more when i am at home. "
Feb 21
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."
Feb 20

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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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