"Hi Tammy. I get it in my face an ankles all the time. I am on furosemide(generic for lasix). It helps, but not as much as I would like. I am waiting for a kidney. If you are having problems, maybe you can ask…"
"Hi Daniel. I am soooo sorry I am just responding to you after so long. I rarely come on here and I probably should. How are you doing? Did you ever get another transplant? I have actually had 4 myself, so I know how…"
"I don't think it is just a girl thing at all. I go through the same emotions, pretty much most of my adult life. I still have insecurities about my looks. As far as being "skinny," that is just what the…"
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How are you? My name is Dan, Im 30 years old from Bristol, England. I hope you dont mind, but I am looking to increase the awareness of renal failure and what is required with regards to kidney dialysis. I had a previous transplant…"
How are you? My name is Dan, Im 30 years old from Bristol, England. I hope you dont mind, but I am looking to increase the awareness of renal failure and what is required with regards to kidney dialysis. I had a previous transplant attempt last year from my father but unfortunately failed, and now I have developed antibodies against my mother so I need desensitisation therapy first.
I was recently rejected for making a disability claim from my local council offices in the UK and I think this is wrong and that more renal patients should be given better access to help when required so I have set up a petition website at:
Its free to sign up and you will be helping potentially hundreds if not thousands in the UK with recognition. I am approaching people with kidney failure or who have come through the other side, as Im sure you will understand the difficulties experienced first hand.'
I live in the Frankford section of Phila, but love to go down town and to Penn's landing,
I am healthy and here for a friend, to give her surrport.
I do understand what You are going thought, I had a Family member that was on kidney dialysis, He recieved a kidney now , about 1 year and is doing well.
I keep You in my prayers that You recieve a new kidney. Wishing You a Good Day my Friend ~ Hugs, Peggy
p.s. I will join the Three Rivers Club, I like that show alot.
I had an acute abdomen. Intestines died. Once on TPN, other organs began to fail. Eventually needed six organs. Prior to the transplant I was a professional educator for nearly 20 years. My illness/transplant forced me into retirement disability, but I like to think of myself a "differently-abled":-) I miss my passion, my career, but I am blessed with a grandson -almost 9, a grandson -almost 4, and a granddaughter -almost 3. My grandson kept me going. My second grandson was born while I was awaiting a transplant in Miami. My granddaughter was born after I was home for good. I spent over a year in and out of hospitals. I try not to look back -only forwards. I awaken each day -work out the kinds -and try to be a positive role model for others -to be a blessing in others' lives. I am so grateful to have a wonderful husband who was my care taker when I was ill, loving an supportive parents, a best friend and daughter, her significant other, and my three grandchildren. Grands are so GRAND!
You have been through a lot. We all have. Adversity in our lives has made us stronger. I believe God writes our life stories...
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"Tx for reply, Wendy! How often do you run Allomapping blood test? Allomapping is not yet the gold standard suggested/used by NewYork-Presbyterian, nor is it available where we're at now, so it's not really an option for us. My key…"
"Wow I had to only to the biopsy for 6 months then they did the allomapping test. They now can tell if I have rejection thru blood work. Those are so uncomfortable! Prayers do her!! My transplant was in Nov 2013. Methodist Hospital in Houston Texas."
According to the National Diabetes Educational Program, one in ten Hispanics over the age of 20 have been diagnosed with Diabetes. However, small changes in lifestyle living, e.g., healthier eating & exercising are key. Nugget: Exam=Prevention.See More
Hang in there - I have been caregiver to my husband for 7 years, and he's been through many surgeries and illnesses....and we both have our worries and down days. I will keep you in my thoughts - and hope for the best possible…"
Hi,First post folks. I'll begin with quick background: My 15-year old daughter had a heart transplant 6 months ago after having severe dilated cardiomyopathy with left ventricular noncompaction (now known to be a result of a genetic mutation original to her). Anyway, transplant was at the highly acclaimed Columbia/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - to which we moved for waiting for the heart, transplant, and follow-up care. Now, 6 months after transplant, we moved back to our home. Our medical team has a different protocol for checking for organ rejection.Whereas NYP's protocol is cardiac biopsy every month for first year, every 2 months for second year, and every 3 months for third year, our hospital's protocol moves to every 3 months after 6 months, then every 6 months after a year and every year after 3. Bottom line- much fewer cardiac biopsies.I'm wondering if you know the different protocols in checking for solid organ rejection / heart - and how they differ from different medical…See More