ValeriePendergast
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Wait List for Transplant

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Grant Feb 25. 1 Reply

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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Ron Grant replied to ValeriePendergast's discussion Wait List for Transplant
"I can tell you that in Ontario, you go on the wait list as soon as you start dialysis. HOWEVER, if you also have someone being tested as a possible live donor, your name is not activated until they have/have not been deemed a suitable…"
Feb 25
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Hemodialysis

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Feb 13
Kristen left a comment for ValeriePendergast
"Thank you..I am hoping to learn more."
Feb 13
ValeriePendergast replied to Betty's discussion Clearance Numbers
"HI Betty, 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…"
Feb 13
ValeriePendergast left a comment for Kristen
"Welcome to Kidney Connect Kristen. This is an excellent site. Valerie"
Feb 13
ValeriePendergast posted a discussion

Wait List for Transplant

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 has been sent to Halifax, NS (that's where they do the transplants). Does someone call you and let you know your on the waitlist?  Also, is there priority for people who are on Dialysis?ThanksSee More
Feb 13
ValeriePendergast replied to ValeriePendergast's discussion Dialysis
"Thanks for responding. As of now I weigh 105 pounds and I have no fluid. They did however cut me back to doing dialysis twice a week. Hopefully that will help although afterwards I come home and sleep for 2 hours. My BP is quite low too so that…"
Feb 13
MrsCora replied to ValeriePendergast's discussion Dialysis
"I was always extremely exhausted afterwards and my bp would just bottom out for quite some time. I found things easier for me when I had less weight to lose (ie less fluid on board). The less I had to lose, the less my body had to adjust with all…"
Feb 2
ValeriePendergast posted a discussion

Dialysis

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 during dialysis extreme tiredness after dialysisThanks for any feedbackSee More
Feb 1
John and ValeriePendergast are now friends
Mar 31, 2016
ValeriePendergast joined jdobbs's group
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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

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