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by Andy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Post-kidney transplant fertility & pregnancy
Replies: 40
Views: 124363

Re: Post-kidney transplant fertility & pregnancy

Hi, I've not posted on this forum for a log time however I thought I had some knowledge that I am able to give back. I had my transplant back in 2003. In 2014 I spoke with my transplant team about pregnancy and wanting to try and conceive. I was on Tacrolimus, and MMF. They took me off MMF, started ...
by Andy
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Post transplant pregnancy
Replies: 9
Views: 13859

Re: Post transplant pregnancy

Hi, After changing my MMF to azathiarpine, it appears that I had a mild senstivity to it, causing GI upset and a mild rash, so stopped it. When I saw my own renal team, they thought that it could have been a stomach bug rather than a sensitivity, however, last week saw the team again and decided to ...
by Andy
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Worth the risk?
Replies: 10
Views: 12647

Re: Worth the risk?

Hi,

Just read your post and replies with great interest.

I wish you all the best and hope that the risk is minimal, I guess seeing as you have done it before that at least you know what the tell take signs are.

All the very best of luck.

Cheers
Andy
by Andy
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Post transplant pregnancy
Replies: 9
Views: 13859

Re: Post transplant pregnancy

Hi Jo, I have just switched also from MMF to Azathiaprine, I am a little anxious about it, as 10 years of taking the same dose of a medication, I hope that change won't do too much damage. I am having my bloods re-checked in 2 weeks and hoping that there hasn't been a big change in my levels. Good l...
by Andy
Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Bladder emptying - good reason?
Replies: 5
Views: 3820

Re: Bladder emptying - good reason?

Hi Again Allen. Now that you mention it I do remember you.

All is going well here in New Zealand. I love it, the care I recieve from the neph team is amazing.

Hope you get all your questions answered.

Andy x
by Andy
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Bladder emptying - good reason?
Replies: 5
Views: 3820

Re: Bladder emptying - good reason?

As a fellow amputee i totally understand where you are coming from about the hassle of putting legs on, its easier for me though as a double below knee i just crawl to the bathroom. Anyway, emptying you bladder fully will reduce the amount of residual urine left in your bladder therefore leading to ...
by Andy
Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: A gentle reminder for the Ladies.
Replies: 0
Views: 4241

A gentle reminder for the Ladies.

Hi Ladies, Hope you are all doing well. Just wanted to remind you all to remember your basics; in regards to emptying your bladder fully, staying well hydrated, passing urine after sex, and wiping front to back! I know it sounds silly, but I think I had just become complacent with things, and I paid...
by Andy
Sun May 13, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Success!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 9425

Re: Success!!!

Awesome, great news.

All the very best with the rest of your recovery.
by Andy
Sun May 13, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Ward Visit
Replies: 14
Views: 7358

Re: Ward Visit

Hi,

if the powder is calcium resonium, then try mixing it with a drop of milk, much nicer than with water, so i have been told.
I am a nurse and always try to find milk to mix it with rather than water, so it is safe to do so.

Hope commencing on dialysis goes well
by Andy
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: importing medication from U.K to Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 4930

Re: importing medication from U.K to Australia

If you cannot carry the 6 months worth in one go, maybe best to send them to a safe place and then have your daughter collect them (if that is possible). Immuno supressed medication is expensive in every country. I have to be honest I would just take the full 6 months with me, it is very unlikely th...
by Andy
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: almost dead but not quite
Replies: 31
Views: 21512

Re: almost dead but not quite

Thinking of Pam at this hard time and all her family.


So very sad.
X x
by Andy
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Immuno suppressants and teeth
Replies: 9
Views: 5029

Re: Immuno suppressants and teeth

Looking through old posts as I have been to the dentist again recently and had to have a heap more fillings. i am convinced that I don't take that bad care of my teeth. And am sure thought is either down to my meds or the fact that for a good couple of months my teeth weren't cleaned to my standard ...
by Andy
Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: importing medication from U.K to Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 4930

Re: importing medication from U.K to Australia

Maybe she could have them sent to one place. My friend travelled for a year or so, and his tablets were sent to a friend who passed them on. When i emigrated i had about 4months worth tablets on me and Mike had the rest. No one has ever stopped or questioned me about them. I usually carry a letter o...
by Andy
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: New Zealand
Replies: 16
Views: 21373

Re: New Zealand

Hi John, The moving process to NZ was pretty intense. I do not think I would have been accepted if I did not have a kiwi partner. There is a rule that excludes all solid organ transplants recipients from moving to NZ. I think that it did help that I am also a nurse. I am not sure how the health syst...
by Andy
Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 2235

Re: Seasons Greetings

Hi Thumps, yes I am ok after the Earthquake- I was driving and struggled to control the car, and then the second bigger one I ran under the table. Mike has been working over night to try and restore power to the Eastern suburbs. Such a shame so close to Christmas people were really begginning to get...