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by JanA
Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Parathyroid and calcium problems post tx
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

THanks for this Helen - it's really useful and he can ask about removing all of them when he sees the surgeon.
Jan
by JanA
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Parathyroid and calcium problems post tx
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

Parathyroid and calcium problems post tx

My husband is coming up to one year post transplant and on the whole everything has gone well. Before his transplant he was having some problems with high calcium levels while on CPD and there was a suggestion of removing his parathryroid glands. It was hoped that the kidney would solve this but his...
by JanA
Sat May 17, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Translations of kidney Conditions
Replies: 1
Views: 1997

Translations of kidney Conditions

hi there - we're looking forward to our first holiday abroad since dialysis (PD). We're off to France and taking all my husband's PD supplies with us. THe only thing I am a little concerned about is if we did need medical help , being able to translate his condition and needs. I know someone mention...
by JanA
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Travel insurance premiums
Replies: 1
Views: 1562

sorry folks - have just found a thread to give me some more suggestions -should have checked first!! Any more ideas will be gratefully received though..
by JanA
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Travel insurance premiums
Replies: 1
Views: 1562

Travel insurance premiums

hi folks - I've just been trying to get a quote for travel insurance for a week's holiday in France (my husband has been on CAPD for 6 months). Last year we got a good deal with Age Concern who did a medical screen and loaded the excess rather than the premium. This year, now that he has actually st...
by JanA
Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Portable IV stand
Replies: 5
Views: 5819

Portable IV stand

hi there - we're just planning a holiday to France and trying to cover all the things we need to take for CAPD. Has any one found a reasonably priced folding IV stand - thought it would be useful item for hanging the bags rather than over the end of a door!
by JanA
Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Cruise Ships and CAPD
Replies: 1
Views: 1676

Cruise Ships and CAPD

Has anyone any experience of CAPD on cruise ships? We are considering a Carribean cruise but not sure if it's a bit adventurous for our first holiday on dialysis!. Particularly concerned about fluid deliveries to the ship etc.. Have searched for threads on the forum but most seem to be about haemody...
by JanA
Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Just started CAPD
Replies: 5
Views: 3575

THanks for the swift responses. He's just given the standing up a try and that seems to have worked quite well and has drained a lot more fluid. Thanks for the tips too about warming the bags. I did take a look a your site John - fantastic ideas - a lttle too expensive for us but very pleased to see...
by JanA
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Just started CAPD
Replies: 5
Views: 3575

Just started CAPD

Hi there My husband has just started on dialysis - he has had his training, but I have feeling there are going to be a few questions over the next few weeks and will be glad of any help. At the moment he is experiencing a pulling pain as the last of the fluid drains out. It seems to be quite painful...
by JanA
Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Starting CAPD in a few weeks - how big are the deliveries??
Replies: 13
Views: 5871

We're from Abergavenny - have been travelling down to the Heath quite a lot lately. That's good to hear about the flexibility. Hwo do you find the APD in comaprison? - that was suggested to my husband as an option once he's got used to dialysis.
by JanA
Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Starting CAPD in a few weeks - how big are the deliveries??
Replies: 13
Views: 5871

THanks for that - I note that you are in South Wales too!
Did you always use the same room to dialyse? We were thinking to also use the spare room, if there's any room left with all the boxes - as it's close to the bathroom.
by JanA
Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Starting CAPD in a few weeks - how big are the deliveries??
Replies: 13
Views: 5871

Starting CAPD in a few weeks - how big are the deliveries??

Hi THere Starting CAPD looks like it is about to become a reality for my husband - he had his Tenckhoff fitted a few weeks ago and is likely to start in august. We thought to use our spare bedroom - take down the bed to make room for the fluids , but we have no idea how much room these will take. Ca...
by JanA
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: TEchnoff fitted next week - a bit premature?
Replies: 2
Views: 2438

TEchnoff fitted next week - a bit premature?

My husband's having his op to have his TEchnoff fitted on Tuesday, but we feel llike maybe it's a bit premature. His creatin results are 390 and kidney function 13% and have been at that level since last September- he feels quite well except for a few symptomes like itchy legs and cramp. (He has IGA...
by JanA
Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Holidays on PD
Replies: 7
Views: 3973

Thanks for all the positive messages - a bit of the fear of the unknown at present , which I'm sure will go once we get started.
by JanA
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Holidays on PD
Replies: 7
Views: 3973

Holidays on PD

My husband is likely to start on PD within the next few months (he's having the TEchnoff fitted next week) and we have been thinking about how we will take holidays once he does. We are quite nervous about the idea of travelling abroad and needing supplies sent. Has anyone got any suggestions or dra...