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by midgetem
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Help me lower my phosphate
Replies: 12
Views: 14839

Re: Help me lower my phosphate

Thanks for this. I didn't know boiling would remove phosphate. Will start doing that (used to eat a lot of stir fry thinking I was being healthy!) But I guess that's why the dietician told me there is a healthy diet and there is a kidney healthy diet! Potassium levels at the moment are well controll...
by midgetem
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Help me lower my phosphate
Replies: 12
Views: 14839

Help me lower my phosphate

Hi all I started heamodialysis about 5 months ago, and have just switched this week to PD. Anyway when I started dialysis my phosphate level was 3. Since then I have been taking a binder (phone) with every meal / snack and haven't drank any coke, stopped having cereal because of the milk. I cut out ...
by midgetem
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coping with not having children
Replies: 31
Views: 93326

Re: Coping with not having children

Thanks Jelliemint.

that is very similar to what my husband and I thought as well. No one can really predict what will happen!

best of luck to you on your journey as well.

I have changed
by midgetem
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coping with not having children
Replies: 31
Views: 93326

Re: Coping with not having children

Hi Carmel I've only just seen your post. Congratulations on the baby and I hope you find some people in the medical world that will support you if you choose to go for a second. As for me I was back at my renal clinic this morning. Blood pressure well controlled but consultant was very unsupportive ...
by midgetem
Tue May 12, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coping with not having children
Replies: 31
Views: 93326

Re: Coping with not having children

Hi all, So I thought I would update as we saw the obstetrician yesterday. She was very helpful and positive about our situation. She actively encouraged us to try. She did mention their is a risk but as my blood pressure is well controlled (it was 114/78 at r he hospital ) she doesn't see any reason...
by midgetem
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coping with not having children
Replies: 31
Views: 93326

Re: Coping with not having children

Wow Mandy that clinic sounds useful unfortunately nothing available in oxford. As an update I spoke to my old consultant (he got promotion and stopped doing renal clinics) but he has arranged a meeting for me with an obstetrician who works with a lot of dialysis patients etc as he says pregnancy is ...
by midgetem
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coping with not having children
Replies: 31
Views: 93326

Re: Coping with not having children

Thanks all. It is good to hear your stories and lovely to know things have worked out for. I have spoken to my consultant who has agreed to set up a meeting with an obstetrician who apparently deals regularly with kidney patients. I'm under the Oxford Radcliffe Churchill team and trust them so will ...
by midgetem
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coping with not having children
Replies: 31
Views: 93326

Re: Coping with not having children

Thank you all for the replies and the stories. It is good to hear other people experiences. fionadee I am sorry to hear of the position you are in. I never thought about counselling but that could be an option to help me come to terms with everything. I'm still seeing a counsellor following my broth...
by midgetem
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coping with not having children
Replies: 31
Views: 93326

Re: Coping with not having children

Thanks for the replies.

My consultant said he would send research through to me.

will ask to speak to someone who has experience in pregnancy to help.

really don't want to have to give up on my dream.
by midgetem
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coping with not having children
Replies: 31
Views: 93326

Coping with not having children

Hi all I was diagnosed with CKD 11 years ago ( I had accelerated hypertension but no real cause was found) since then I have just gone for annual visits to the consultant as blood pressure is well controlled with meds and creatinine although not great is stable at 190. Having recently got married I ...