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by wagolynn
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Protein in urine
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Protein in urine

Hi Anni10,

I assume you meant leaking Protein rather than Urine.

Try not worry, if you are awaiting a visit to a consultant, you are moving in the right direction.
There several reasons why you could be leaking Protein without having Kidney failure.

Best wishes.
by wagolynn
Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: My latest allergy - Tinzaparin!
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: My latest allergy - Tinzaparin!

Hi JMan, You are having a tough time at the moment, let's hope it is over. We have one or two nurses at our unit who think patients are just a hindrance and should not be allowed. In general, they don't understand dialysis and are frightened they are asked a question that highlights there ignorance....
by wagolynn
Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Taking its toll
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Taking its toll

Hi JMan, I think RiK has hit the nail on the head in his post above. We all know there tends to be drift towards depression, and all we can do is lookout for it. Muscle and joint pains is very common - the only think with that is keep moving as much as you can but don't hurt yourself. On the depress...
by wagolynn
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: MPGN disease
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: MPGN disease

Hi petemurry62,
Welcome to the forum.

The best I can offer you is this link https://unckidneycenter.org/kidneyhealt ... ease/mpgn/
if you read that it should get you started but do come back should this not help you.

Best Wishes.
by wagolynn
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Water Softener
Replies: 6
Views: 10158

Re: Water Softener

Starting with hard water - hard water has large amounts of calcium carbonate dissolved in it, this prevents soaps and detergents working, and where the water is heated the calcium carbonate will come out of solution, deposit on the hot surface. Soft water - is water without the calcium carbonate dis...
by wagolynn
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Feeling positive
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Feeling positive

Well done.
by wagolynn
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: GPs no use
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: GPs no use

Hi tracieann, I think the problem is kidney problems are not easy to diagnose, most of the results are better looked at as trends rather than just isolated tests. Also there can be treatable reasons for changing results as well as permanent problems which will eventually lead to failure. So GP's ten...
by wagolynn
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Afraid and confused
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Afraid and confused

Good Luck.
by wagolynn
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Afraid and confused
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Afraid and confused

If I remember right, Nitrofurantoin made me feel a bit sick but it cleared up the infection.
by wagolynn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Afraid and confused
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Afraid and confused

Try to look at this way, your life may take a change in direction but we are always open to the next surprise waiting around a corner, it is part of life. eGFR is notorious for being prone to error, it neds several results trending in the same direction to have any real meaning. Try not to worry, th...
by wagolynn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: New member introduction

Hi Tracieann, I usually think it through in this way - can I do/change anything by worrying? And of course the answer is no, so put it on the back burner until I have more facts. If you feel you must do something read the articles to found on this forums Home page https://www.kidneypatientguide.org....
by wagolynn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Big question
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Big question

Hi Horus,
eGFR is notorious for being inaccurate, Creatinine, to some extent, is dependant on how much exercise you had a a day or so ago.
The numbers don't look bad, and worry is not going to solve anything.

Best wishes.
by wagolynn
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Afraid and confused
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Afraid and confused

Hi tracieann, I hope you told the Dr you changed your diet, doing things like that makes diagnosis much more difficult it is much better to only make changes you have discussed with the doctor. Generally speaking, in the UK diet will not make any significant difference to your kidneys, with the poss...
by wagolynn
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: New member introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: New member introduction

Hi Tracieann,
Look at it this way, any amount of worrying will not change anything...

Best wishes.
by wagolynn
Mon May 31, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: I don’t know how to feel
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: I don’t know how to feel

Hi Nancy5312, If you have just been diagnosed with a kidney condition, it is normal to feel shocked and lost so you are not on your own. Have a look at the Home page of this website - https://www.kidneypatientguide.org.uk/ The articles on there should help you understand what is going on, and give y...