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by Thumps
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Vaccines for Covid 19

Hi folks - wanted to start a thread so fellow transplant patients could share their experiences around the Covid19 vaccination process. I've been invited to my local hospital for mine on Saturday, with the second dose booked in for early April, 11 weeks away. Has anyone else had theirs yet? Which on...
by Thumps
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: should i go to hospital with GFR 22
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: should i go to hospital with GFR 22

Hello there - the short answer to your question is no, there's no specific need to go into hospital with a eGFR of 22. Many people can live a pretty normal life with a stable eGFR of that level (I did for a number of years). However - you don't say in your post if you have a diagnosis of *why* you h...
by Thumps
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Waiting for more tests
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Waiting for more tests

I would also advise against doing too much Googling. Very hard to tease out what might be true vs what might not and self diagnosis is frequently an exercise in fear! More tests is the way to go. Good luck!
by Thumps
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Hey guys new member Kelly
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Hey guys new member Kelly

Hi Kelly! Nice to see you here. I've never been on dialysis but I have had a double nephrectomy shortly after my transplant. Wishing you all the very best!
by Thumps
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Dialysis?
Replies: 16
Views: 980

Re: Dialysis?

Yeah, basically :)

As Wagolynn says, glad you're feeling a bit better!
by Thumps
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Dialysis?
Replies: 16
Views: 980

Re: Dialysis?

I agree re: oximeter, not helpful specifically for iron depletion.

I got into a habit of having regular (quaterly??) iron infusions, didn't notice a huge energy surge except for when they were closely aligned with my EPO injections, when I felt like an Olympic athlete by comparison! 8)
by Thumps
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 22480

Re: Coronavirus

Did everyone get their New Advice Email last night??
by Thumps
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: egfr reading
Replies: 13
Views: 1045

Re: egfr reading

Hi Hansi I joined this forum at that exact point - when things had dropped and they started talking to me about dialysis and transplant options. The people here were super helpful and reassuring. The nurses at my unit were also excellent. Sue is right - they'll want to help. Good luck and do feel fr...
by Thumps
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: egfr reading
Replies: 13
Views: 1045

Re: egfr reading

Sorry to hear that - how are you feeling? I was very tired and itchy by that point. Wishing you well. What happens now?
by Thumps
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 22480

Re: Coronavirus

Yep. Always best to act like you have the thing and could give it to others, because that's how collectively we get it all done right.

I only wear a mask when I'm going inside somewhere.
by Thumps
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 22480

Re: Coronavirus

I'm still not going indoors to bars or restaurants, but I am going into supermarkets and shops for short periods. Staying away (as in only meeting outside) from anyone who has children or works in hospitality or retail. In fact I'm social distancing from everyone except my husband and our bubble per...
by Thumps
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 22480

Re: Coronavirus

There's another press conference thing at 5. I wonder if we'll be seeing any mention of shielding in that.
by Thumps
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: Thanks

Yes, I've been using this site and many other PHPBB's since 2007 and nearly all of them have now fallen by the wayside because of things like FB. I'm glad we still exist though! <3
by Thumps
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 22480

Re: Coronavirus

Thankfully my work can all be done remotely, so I doubt I'll be back to work in an office before 2021, which is a very odd thought.
by Thumps
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 22480

Re: Coronavirus

Wow - that's... surprisingly efficient! When did you get the first letter? I didn't get mine til the first week of May :lol: :lol: