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by Chris Wright
Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: A question I never thought I'd ask but.......
Replies: 13
Views: 19438

Re: A question I never thought I'd ask but.......

Yep Guys.

Maybe the active members were too small in number.

This is quite active:

https://healthunlocked.com/nkf-kidneytransplant

But seems to be very US orientated.

Not sure i can help with questions about "Medicare"! :D
by Chris Wright
Tue Mar 15, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: How “back to normal” are you?
Replies: 4
Views: 6733

Re: How “back to normal” are you?

I wear a mask in all shops, and a proper KN95 type mask. But still go to cinemas, where i wear a mask if it's busy. Pubs and restaurants. If i've booked a table, i look inside and ask for the one in the corner or furthest away from others. I then sit in the chair furthest from where people will be w...
by Chris Wright
Fri Feb 04, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 69
Views: 127916

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

I'm at Guy's as well.

Phoned the unit and they said just come to the walk in centre at Guy's and they will have all my details.

I did and in and out in 5 mins.

Got the text today inviting me. A bit late but there you go.

Chris
by Chris Wright
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 69
Views: 127916

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

This was the latest Govt info but hidden deep in the document: "If you've had the 3rd dose for people with a severely weakened immune system, you'll be eligible for a booster dose from 3 months (91 days) after your 3rd dose. You cannot book a booster using this service yet, but your GP or hospi...
by Chris Wright
Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Azathioprine or Mycophenolic acid?
Replies: 4
Views: 6986

Re: Azathioprine or Mycophenolic acid?

Been on aza for 40 years now. The major side effect is minor skin cancers. I've had 3 BCC's and about 4 SCC's. All needed removal. There is a risk that you could develop a malignant skin cancer but your unit should give you advice as to what to look out for and referral to a specialist dermatologist...
by Chris Wright
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: covid
Replies: 4
Views: 7856

Re: covid

A neighbour and transplant patient in his 70s did. He was a bit "poorly" for a few days and on the second day was taken to hospital for oxygen. After about 2 weeks he was doing walking laps of his front garden and a couple of weeks later was walking in the common near us. This was about a ...
by Chris Wright
Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: 40 Year Anniversary
Replies: 3
Views: 6539

40 Year Anniversary

For what it's worth, if people are interested, i had the 40th anniversary of my transplant on the 23rd Sept. The kidney is still working well, eGFR about 60, Creatinine about 110. So for all those more recent, hopefully yours will last as long, or longer than mine. The rest of me is falling apart, p...
by Chris Wright
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 69
Views: 127916

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

For what it's worth guys, i received a letter today saying that "My adult household contacts are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination."

This is because they are living with someone with "severe immunosuppression".

Gotta arrange through my GP.

C
by Chris Wright
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 69
Views: 127916

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Yep, but when i spoke to my renal unit, they also said i could have it done there.
by Chris Wright
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 69
Views: 127916

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Sue et al, Just spoke to my GP who is reasonably clear that this is not a matter of concern. As much as i understand it, the current antibody tests are designed to pick up signs that you have gained immunity from having had Covid. They won't measure if you have had a T-Cell response from the vaccine...
by Chris Wright
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 69
Views: 127916

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

So i had my antibody test and it came back saying that i had none, a bit disappointing. However it doesn't necessarily mean i have no immunity: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120301143426.htm And this comment from an eminent immunologist: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/k.pollock Sh...
by Chris Wright
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 69
Views: 127916

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Sue,

Interesting stuff thanks.

Will let you know.

C
by Chris Wright
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 69
Views: 127916

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

And as a follow up, there was an article in The Times today written by one of their journalists who was immunocompromised as he had blood cancer. He had the vaccine in Jan and has not developed antibodies. I had my first vaccine in Jan, so following that, i have booked an antibody test for myself to...
by Chris Wright
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 69
Views: 127916

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Skm wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:02 pm I’m curious as to how effective vaccines are on the immunosuppressed.
So are the medical profession!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56256505
by Chris Wright
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 69
Views: 127916

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

morzov wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:34 pm Interested to know if those being vaccinated getting it at their renal units?

My renal unit isn't doing them - no reason given - and says GP will contact me. They didn't seem terribly interested TBH.
Was arranged by my renal unit, but i know my GP Surgery is doing it as well.