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PD Partner?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maria Jul 18. 5 Replies

Posted my question in the wrong spot.I had to go for an introduction to PD this week. I was super nervous so paid a caregiver to drive me. The woman instructing me said I would need a partner to do…Continue

Partner for PD?

Started Jun 21 0 Replies

HiI went for an introduction to PD this week. I don't have anyone to help me and I didn't think I'd need anyone. I did have to hire someone to drive me cause I was beyond nervous. The person…Continue

Back pain Kidney stone? PKD Cyst?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Edwards Jun 6. 4 Replies

Hi everyoneOn Saturday I got sudden back pain that was so painful it was paralyzingly. It came out of nowhere. I hadn't lifted anything heavy that I don't normally lift - my grocery bags were heavy…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by shirleymac May 21. 2 Replies

I haven't checked in for awhile. For some reason my emails are going into my spam folder. I can fix that.Welcome to the new members. I have PKD as well, Kim. My dad's kidney's failed when he was 53.…Continue


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At 3:26 on June 12, 2015, Pete Sneet said…

Happy Birthday Shirley. And many, many more.

At 6:44 on June 7, 2015, Pete Sneet said…

Thank you fro the birthday wishes. I greatly appreciate it. Just grateful to be on this side of the grass for one more year.

At 10:52 on June 12, 2014, Hilary said…
Happy Birthday meadow1951. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Posted on July 18, 2016 at 13:46 0 Comments

One of the things it's best to avoid when you have kidney disease is chocolate due to the high potassium level. But I found a way tha I can have chocolate 3 times a day.

I've had a bit of a rough year. I had to have a hysterectomy due to endometrial cancer followed by chemotherapy. The chemo was apparently adjusted because of my kidneys but it still reeked havoc with my blood. I wound up in hospital twice, a week each time, because of urinary tract infections. The last one I was told… Continue

Quesadillas - I LOVE Quesadillas

Posted on July 12, 2015 at 15:47 0 Comments

If anyone else loves these things as much as I do I found THE perfect recipe on the DaVita site. It's for dialysis, non-dialysis and diabetic patients! 

This recipe is for Shrimp Quesadillas but since I was brought up in Ontario I was a meat and potatoes girl. I like the fresh fish on the West Coast but haven't been able to force myself to eat shrimp or prawns since my father-in-law brought me some fresh off the boat prawns many years ago. I'd never seen non grocery/restaurant ones.…


Honey Ginger Cookies and Lemon Tea Bread

Posted on July 6, 2015 at 20:01 0 Comments

It's been so hot here but I've been craving a snack in the evenings so I decided to bake anyway. A fan in the kitchen is a good idea. Sun's not out today cause there are forest fires in Sechelt and Vancouver area is covered in what looks like a low cloud but is actually smoke. At least we don't have the smoke smell today. 

First of all one of my all time favourite recipes and one my husband loved too is Honey-Ginger Crackles from the Spice It Up website. The recipe is here…


Summer Salads

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 14:30 0 Comments

These are two dishes that have been in my family for decades. One is a cold Tuna Macaroni salad and the other is a Coleslaw

My mother used to make this tuna salad, I don't know where she got the recipe from... probably a box label. When I served this to dinner guests about 40 years ago they were skeptical about a cold macaroni salad but these days they seem very popular. This has always been a family favourite. I tried to measure last time so I'd have basic amounts of ingredients. You…




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