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by Chris Wright
Fri May 15, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 112
Views: 15396

Re: Coronavirus

Interestingly, i got the second letter but not the text.

Also, that gent up the road i mentioned before is now up and walking about. He says he gets tired easily but the Drs expect him to make a full recovery. Nice to have some good news!!!

C
by Chris Wright
Wed May 06, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 112
Views: 15396

Re: Coronavirus

Thumps, Dean, I had to have a blood test done for my GP last week. I asked them to do all my renal ones as well. The Sister delivered the forms to the phlebotomist. And when i went in i waited about 2 mins, all masked up, and got them all done. The GP surgery then e-mailed me the renal results for m...
by Chris Wright
Wed May 06, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 112
Views: 15396

Re: Coronavirus

Wagolyn, I beg to differ about the alcohol hand rub (non alcohol hand sanitiser is ineffective) but fully agree about hand washing and calling 111. I am curious about how great our risks are, being immunosuppressed or on dialysis, if we catch it. There is nothing we can particularly do. A search of...
by Chris Wright
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 112
Views: 15396

Re: Coronavirus

grinninglinux wrote:Hi,
Found a Poster to download and print off, ideal for transplant recipients front door, window etc. might be of some help.

https://imnda.ie/wp-content/uploads/202 ... ster-4.pdf
Brill, thanks, it's now prominent on my front door!
by Chris Wright
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 112
Views: 15396

Re: Coronavirus

Very surprised to be told I wasn’t included on the list (as far as my GP is concerned) which is why I was wondering if they’d been issued with more specific guidance. But I’ve seen the letter that NHS England sent to GPs and it doesn’t look that way. Anyway, I’ve asked that my GP look at it again a...
by Chris Wright
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 112
Views: 15396

Re: Coronavirus

Well did we all get our texts/letters today? I, and my family, have basically been doing that for 10 days already. It's fine, although boring, for me as a transplant patient. It's my poor kids, who've given up all social life, to help protect their Dad. They have given up a chunk of their lives. Wha...
by Chris Wright
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Prednisone advice
Replies: 2
Views: 14544

Re: Prednisone advice

Hopefully you may not be on that dose for too long. I started on 120mg which was slowly reduced over the next year or two and has now been reduced significantly over the last the last 37 years. I think that the official line as per the side effects listed by NICE is a risk of "anxiety". https://bnf....
by Chris Wright
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: UK Renal Association Guidelines for transplantees
Replies: 2
Views: 10355

Re: UK Renal Association Guidelines for transplantees

Keith,

Thanks, never seen those before.

Useful.

Chris
by Chris Wright
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Warts, verrucae and abnormal smears
Replies: 14
Views: 27755

Re: Warts, verrucae and abnormal smears

I posted above about my warts a few years ago. This is a catch up. There is a treatment called DCP: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10468802 which is not widely available in the UK, even though the drug is very cheap, i think it's the cost of training that might be an issue. For those who can ge...
by Chris Wright
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Anyone recieved pip after transplant?
Replies: 3
Views: 7423

Re: Anyone recieved pip after transplant?

Back when i was done benefits were called something different. So i had to look up PIP! :) About two months post transplant i just applied for every job i could, and that was back in the 1981 recession when jobs were difficult and the unemployment rates was about 12%. All i wanted was something in L...
by Chris Wright
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: How long have you had your transplant?
Replies: 15
Views: 21183

Re: How long have you had your transplant?

igor1974 wrote:
It would be sensational if the next one (which hopefully will happen) last 43 years as that would make me 98 years old.
In 43 years, i'll be 102 years old.

Let's arrange an average 100 year old party for the two of us!

We'll need loads of younger women though, you know, in their 80s :D

C
by Chris Wright
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Hospital stay after transplant?
Replies: 14
Views: 26157

Re: Hospital stay after transplant?

I was transplanted at about 5.30/6.00 in the am. At about 8.30 the medical registrar, now an eminent Professor at a London teaching hospital, so will remain nameless, looked at my notes and then just said "Get out of bed and get some clothes on by the end of the day". I made it the next am. Had to d...
by Chris Wright
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: How long have you had your transplant?
Replies: 15
Views: 21183

Re: How long have you had your transplant?

Had mine for 43 years. Sadly it has finally given up the ghost and I have had my first day of training for PD today. Luckily this went well and paracetamol seemed to control the 'drain pain'. I'm now waiting (not so patiently) for kidney number 2 to turn up. Igor, 43 years, that's amazing, and must...
by Chris Wright
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Side effects of post txt drugs
Replies: 3
Views: 11099

Re: Side effects of post txt drugs

Alex,

I only know about the pred on that list.

It definitely causes a "moon face", makes you hungry and can cause depression.

The effects do wear off. Particularly once you realise that' it's only the drugs affecting your mood, you can overcome it.

Best of luck to your wife.

C
by Chris Wright
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: RE: Marrakech
Replies: 2
Views: 4213

Re: RE: Marrakech

Yep, been twice post tx. Once doing a mountain bike ride through the High Atlas Mountains in about 1998 and the second time about 10 years ago with the family. Don't worry, eat hotel/restaurant food and not street food or salads that have been washed in the local water. Bottled drinks with no ice, p...