Here is a great resource for getting on the Transplant List and preparing for the transplant process.
This from the Renal Support Network and Lori Hartwell, the RSN founder who has been a hardcore supporter and educator of the Kidney community.
If you’re in dialysis and looking into the transplant opportunity or just want to educate yourself about it, give a listen.
I came across this article from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and thought it might be helpful to those wondering about the effect of medications on your kidneys. Some can be harmful to your kidneys.
Caution, however. If your doctor has prescribed a medication that you find in this article, don’t discontinue it without consulting with the doctor. Just make sure you bring it up at the next visit. You can also raise it with your nephrologist if that’s not who prescribed it.
Here’s the article. Let me know what you think. https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/drugs-your-kidneys
DevonTexas, copyright 2019
Posted in CKD, dialysis, ESRD, kidney, Kidney Diet, Kidney-friendly, Medications, National Kidney Foundation. NKF, New Patient, Transplant, Uncategorized
Tagged dialysis, Drugs, ESRD, kidney, medical, Medications, transplant
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Originally posted on Big D and Me:
Over the last six months, we have managed to get out of town occasionally, for one or two days around dialysis. By around dialysis, I mean that leave for our mini holiday accommodation…
Here are two photos. One, taken in 2013 when I was in a wheelchair being pushed around the US Capitol, obese, ready to get off the exit on the Highway of Life. The other is 2016, lost 100lbs, able to walk with a cane, again at the Capitol, taking back my life from the terrible place I let it go to.
Can you see a difference?
So, although i haven’t posted in a while, I have been busy. More later. Exciting stuff.
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Tagged kidney disease, Rebirth, transplant, weight loss
I came across this posting from The National Kidney Foundation about controlling phosphorus and I have to share it. I especially appreciate that they cover ways to read the ingredients label and include a list of items you CAN eat that are lower in phosphorus.
Also, I like that they make the point about natural versus added phosphorus. Our bodies don’t absorb the as much of phosphorus that is naturally in the food like that in meat or plants. However, phosphorus that is added for whatever reason (usually as a preservative) is 100% absorbed and more quickly than naturally occurring phosphorus.
Phosphorus control is the bane of my existence. Potassium I can avoid but phosphorus, I can’t seem to overcome. I know other dialysis patients have a problem with it. So take heart and read the article “How To Be A Phosphorus Detective” at the link below. Let me know if you find this helpful.