ValeriePendergast
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  • Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Canada
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Wait List for Transplant

Started Feb 13 0 Replies

Hi there,Can anyone tell me how long it took for them to get on the wait list for a kidney transplant.  It took a year to do all the workup for a kidney transplant. I live in Cape Breton and my chart…Continue

Dialysis

Started this discussion. Last reply by ValeriePendergast Feb 13. 2 Replies

Hi all,I haven't been on here in awhile. I started hemodialysis Jan. 11/2017 and was wondering if anyone else has experienced the following: Black and blue arm/difficulty with the needles headaches…Continue

 

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John and ValeriePendergast are now friends
Mar 31, 2016
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Kidney Patients waiting for transplant but still working

This  is a group  intended  for  those  experiencing severe  chronic  renal  function  but  still  working  and  trying to maintain  an  active  and  healthy  lifestyle. See More
Mar 27, 2016
ValeriePendergast replied to Iain McLaren's discussion Things your family and friends don't understand about kidney disease
"Love this! The main misconceptions from most people are "you don't look sick"!  I didn't know you had to look a certain way.  Also, people say to me all the time "good luck and hope you get a kidney" , what is…"
Mar 27, 2016
ValeriePendergast replied to Denise's discussion Itchy skin
"Hi there, I suffer from this on a daily basis.  It's mostly my back, arms, legs and head.  My phosphous level is good.  Any solution to this problem?"
Mar 27, 2016
ValeriePendergast replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Hello Pete, Good to hear. I am not a person who likes to sit idle so knowing that I will still be able to do the things I love gives me more hope.  I had so much information coming at me when I go to my appointments that I was becoming…"
Mar 27, 2016
ValeriePendergast replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Hi there, I am going to my first renal class on Tuesday. I believe they talk about the different types of dialysis.  I am nervous about starting but glad to hear that it does make you feel better. Valerie"
Mar 27, 2016
ValeriePendergast replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Hi Sue, It is very tough going to work feeling unwell.  People think because you look fine on the outside that you aren't sick. My symptoms started with me feeling extremely tired and cold all the time. I was a person who had an abundance…"
Mar 27, 2016
ValeriePendergast replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Thanks John! I discussed some of these concerns with my nephrologist and we agreed to put my fistula surgery and PD catheter surgery on hold as my GFR is holding steady at 14 percent.  I'm fighting this as long as I can to hold off on…"
Mar 27, 2016
ValeriePendergast and Sue M are now friends
Mar 27, 2016
ValeriePendergast replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Hi John, Thanks for your response! I work as a Regional Administrative Assistant which is a busy job!  I use to be a very active person until recently, as now I have absolutely no energy and am quite nauseated most days.  I hope this…"
Mar 18, 2016
ValeriePendergast replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Thank you for the positive feedback!  Does your husband have more energy now that he is on dialysis?  I am exhausted all the time!"
Mar 18, 2016
ValeriePendergast replied to The Kidney Foundation of Canada's discussion Introduce Yourself!
"Hi everyone! My name is Valerie and I am from Sydney, Cape Breton, NS.  I was diagnosed with End Stage Kidney Disease 2 years ago. As of December of 2015 my kidney ( as I only have one) has declined quite rapidly.  Kidney Biopsy done in…"
Mar 16, 2016
ValeriePendergast is now a member of Kidney Connect
Mar 16, 2016

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