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How Does The Kidney Filter The Body?

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on September 14, 2014 at 8:54pm 0 Comments

According to Yahoo, the kidneys perform their life-sustaining job of filtering and returning to the bloodstream about 200 quarts of fluid every 24 hours. About two quarts are removed from the body in the form of urine, and about 198 quarts are recovered. The urine we excrete has been stored in the bladder for anywhere from 1 to 8 hours.

Life is short play HARD!

Posted by steve sullivan on September 8, 2014 at 10:20am 0 Comments

Dec. 23, 2004

By Adam Lucas

Steve Sullivan wants you to deliver a message. He is not always the best at expressing his feelings, isn't really the Hallmark type, but he urgently wants to tell Carolina's head football coach something.

"If you see Coach Bunting, could you tell him how much he means to me?" Steve Sullivan says.

They make an unlikely pair. Sullivan is in frail health, the result of a pair of kidney transplants. He is currently…

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Life is short play HARD!

Posted by steve sullivan on September 8, 2014 at 10:16am 0 Comments

IT'S MORE THAN A GAME TO STEVE

Thad Williamson- Inside Carolina…
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Kidney Donation Saves Lives

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on September 7, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

1 donor= 9 lives saved. To learn more about organ donation, please visit, organdonor.gov

Should Diabetics Be Concerned With Their Total Body Care? Absolutely!

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on August 31, 2014 at 8:18pm 0 Comments

According to WebMD, for those with Type II Diabetes, if blood sugar is uncontrolled, blood vessels & nerve damage occurs in the body. However, taking special care of every part of your body to avoid serious complications is just as critical. Nugget: Exam= Prevention.



Here's areas of focus for Diabetic Care:



1) Foot infections

2) Chronic foot infections

3) Gum disease and tooth loss

4) Vision problems

5) Heart…

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What Can You Eat If You Have Diabetes?

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on August 24, 2014 at 7:03pm 0 Comments

According to WebMD, if you're Diabetic, the goal is to monitor your carbs daily. A person with Diabetes can have snacks if their blood sugar gets low between meals. Also, desserts can be eaten but save for special occasions and have a scoop or thin slice. Sweet tooth? -consider having a piece of fruit

Does 'Race' Matter For Organ Donation- Should This Be A Factor?

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on August 17, 2014 at 7:28pm 0 Comments

According to How Stuff Works, minorities are extremely encouraged to register to become an organ donor. Meaning, organs are matched by factors, including blood and tissue typing, which can vary by race. However, patients are more likely to find matches among donors of their same race or ethnicity.

5th Annivasary

Posted by Peter james goodman on August 15, 2014 at 8:34am 3 Comments

Hello Tx Family!!!!

DON'T HAVE A FAMILY ---TO SHARE MY NEWS...  WELL, IT HAS BEEN 5 YEARS AGO TODAY SINCE MY GIFT OF LIFE.  AS YOU KNOW MY SUSIE HAS BEEN GONE FOR 2 YEARS NOW--7-31-12..She was the only family I had other then all of you. It has been a struggle for all of us but I am convinced God still needs me here.  Love and pray for all of us.  Peace and good journey.  Love Pete~

Kidney Transplants, Health Insurance & Medicare

Posted by Justin Blase on August 13, 2014 at 6:40am 0 Comments

At Insurance Library, we get hundreds of visitors every month that want to learn more about how health insurance and Medicare coverage work when it comes to assisting with the medical costs associated with a kidney transplant.

I have…

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Painful mouth tissues - not just thrush this time

Started by Suzanne Giacherio in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Dawn Chick Aug 21. 5 Replies

  Hello All! I am Suzanne and am medically "well" since the liver transplant in February 2010. I so can relate to the majority of everyone's issues post transplant and most likely medication related side effects. Lately my biggest problem has been my sore mouth tissue - as my dentist call it "dry tissue". This is the absolute worst it has ever been! I have the liquid Nystatin for the thrush but it seems to not be helping at all. Started using coconut oil (since the pulled all my teeth…Continue

Whey Protein Post Transplant

Started by Tai in Food & Nutrition. Last reply by Walter s Jul 13. 1 Reply

I've been working out with weights at the gym.  I asked my clinic if I can take Whey Protein post workout.  They gave me the OK to take it.  But I was just wondering if anybody else on here take Whey Protein post workout and if it changed their medication lvl's (ie. cyclosporine or cellcept). Continue

Dianna's Journey

Started by Dianna Cornell in Kidney / Pancreas Transplants Jul 1. 0 Replies

Hello everyone! I just started a blog last week. I would love for you to come visit. It is filled with short stories, some funny, some not. But I am sure some may relate. Blessing, DiannaContinue

Getting a new kidney....very nervous

Started by Megan Chapman in Kidney / Pancreas Transplants. Last reply by Sam Taylor Jul 3. 1 Reply

Hi everyone my name is Megan and I just wanted to ask and see if anyone has had a transplant lately? What was it like? where you scared? Did it take long for you to recover you know the usual questions when getting ready to have a transplant.  I had my transplant 21 years ago when I was only 1 and a half so I don't remember anything.  Now I will be having another kidney transplant in the near future and I am very nervous about it.  Anyone's story or experience would be Fantastic.  Thank you!!!…Continue

Ayahuasca spiritual ceremony

Started by todd silverman in Spirituality & Transplantation Jun 19. 0 Replies

I'm wondering if anyone has participated in the spiritual ceremony called Ayahuasca?  The ceremony originated in Peru and provides Shamans for the safety of participants and their consumption of an an ancient root concoction.Continue

Ayahuasca spiritual ceremony

Started by todd silverman in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community! Jun 19. 0 Replies

I'm wondering if anyone has participated in the spiritual ceremony called Ayahuasca?  The ceremony originated in Peru and provides Shamans for the safety of participants and their consumption of an an ancient root concoction.Continue

Liverversary

Started by Carolyn Zeigler Adams in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Bobbiejo Winfrey Jun 9. 1 Reply

Monday, June 9th 2014, is my one year Liverversary! I can't believe it's been a year! I am so excited!

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Started by Kenny in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Kenny May 31. 2 Replies

Hi allMy name is Kenny from Aberdeen, Scotland 49 years old and 7 years post transplant all is well been on 1mg tacrolimus and 2000mg cellcept. I just found this site and looks like there's lots of great info here.Continue

high protein in urine

Started by Muhammad Awais yasin in General Discussion & Community May 21. 0 Replies

Hello how are you all. I am 7 years post kidney tx. Last year i had traces of protein in urine but now it has increased to 3g/l and 9grams/day in urine. BP is high 160/110.. Is it heading towards nephrotc syndrome that i had before transplant . creatinine is between 1.3 to  1.5. Doctor has increased prednisilone from 5mg to 60 mg. em also taking neoral (cyclosporin) and Myfortic (prograf). Any body has experiences like that? or any information is appreciated fellows.Thanks Continue

Anyone out there had a Liver Transplant and now need a Kidney due to prograft?

Started by Andrea Gaskin in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Clare mcgee Apr 24. 3 Replies

I had my liver transplant March 2012 and now last month almost 2 yrs after my liver transplant, I'm in kidnwy failure and on dialysis 3x a week. I am currently being evauated for a kidney transplant at MUSC in Charleston, SC. I hate dialysis! I need my life back!Continue

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