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by Pam
Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: almost dead but not quite
Replies: 31
Views: 20796

Re: almost dead but not quite

hey guys Thanks for all the nice thoughts, prayers and wishes...am out of the hospital but now in a rehab place to build up my strength and gain some weight...ha ha never thought I'd say THAT!!!!! Down into the single digits! had to get the ash catheter in my neck for dialysis even though I have a p...
by Pam
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: almost dead but not quite
Replies: 31
Views: 20796

Re: almost dead but not quite

Thanks so much to everyone for all the kind thoughts, prayers and wishes! I am home now and back on my old ragged computer...yay! :lol: I'll have to remember though to have some sort of computer with me at every visit to the hospital-you are right Keith- it makes the time fly. Well, just wanted to c...
by Pam
Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: almost dead but not quite
Replies: 31
Views: 20796

almost dead but not quite

Hello all It's me--Pam! Have been in the hospital for about a month but am getting better. Was going to have hip replacement surgery but many things went wrong and I became very sick and developed malnutrition. They gave me a medication that almost killed me. I am currently writing you from a hospit...
by Pam
Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Ode to a Dialysis Diet
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

Re: Ode to a Dialysis Diet

Thank you Lorna...I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and glad it gave you a laugh! Yes, it is so true that we want all the foods (and drinks) we cannot have...I am fortunate that with PD I don't have to watch my fluids so much, but I remember being on hemo and it seemed I ALWAYS saw fountains and brooks ...
by Pam
Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Ode to a Dialysis Diet
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

Ode to a Dialysis Diet

The other day I was in the supermarket and surrounded by forbidden foods, I decided to write out this poem for all dialysis patients who are in the same situations: IRRESISTABLE ENEMY I went to the grocery store today Phosphorus and sodium stood in my way I then passed by cheeses, so yummy and fair ...
by Pam
Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: My neph phoned me to ask me to cease posting on this forum
Replies: 39
Views: 19184

Re: My neph phoned me to ask me to cease posting on this for

Hey Kipper, I heartily agree with what everyone else has said! I do not think your neph has the right or the power to stop you from posting here. It's still a free world although sometimes we as kidney patients get treated as though we have no rights when it comes to stating our views or complaints....
by Pam
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Where to put your PD machine
Replies: 6
Views: 3734

Re: Where to put your PD machine

I got an adjustable camping table--it can be raised or lowered as needed. The legs have notches in them to facilitate this...I have it down to about 2 feet as this is a little higher than the height of my bed but it can be raised up to the height of a regular table. It has a hard plastic surface so ...
by Pam
Wed May 11, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Restless legs...any help?
Replies: 10
Views: 4837

Restless legs...any help?

I have restless legs almost every night and it is making sleep almost impossible...I have it sometimes during the day also, but it doesn't bother me as much as it does at night. I'm going to mention it to my doctor, but want to know if there are any medications or anything else that might ease my le...
by Pam
Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Low blood pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 14136

Re: Low blood pressure

Hello Dialysis Queen! I recently had a bad bout with a virus and was in the hospital twice. When I was home after the first hospitalization, I became extremely dizzy every day. I would lie down and take my b/p-it got as low as 70/56 and I had trouble walking across the room. My mother had to help me...
by Pam
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: How is this possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

How is this possible?

Hi all, I was looking at some websites on phosphorus content in foods and came across something rather peculiar...one of the lists stated that cream cheese and sour cream were low in phosphorus. I thought all dairy products were high phosphorus! :shock: This was good news for me as I LOVE sour cream...
by Pam
Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Scratching my skin off--HELP!
Replies: 12
Views: 3694

Scratching my skin off--HELP!

Hi all, I began taking Renvela a couple of months ago--my phosphorus was very high. It has since come down a bit, but the itching is making me crazy! :cry: It really started very recently-my feet and hands seem to be the most affected. I have intense itching on each finger and between them also. My ...
by Pam
Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: My neph phoned me to ask me to cease posting on this forum
Replies: 39
Views: 19184

Re: My neph phoned me to ask me to cease posting on this for

Hi Kipper, I am sorry for all of this! Seems that it's not enough we have to deal with our illness, but also with people who may be less than professional--those who are put in charge of our care. You stated that "This man has complete control over my care, if my transplant fails he will decide if a...
by Pam
Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:51 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Renvela side effects?
Replies: 1
Views: 2122

Renvela side effects?

Hi all, I began taking Renvela for phosphorus control a couple of weeks ago. I have been having to run to the bathroom constantly, it seems! I get stomach cramps that feels like when you have the flu. It doesn't happen every time I take the Renvela, but it's enough to be a bother. :? Have any of you...
by Pam
Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: How can people be so selfish?
Replies: 6
Views: 3139

Re: How can people be so selfish?

Amanda, I am so sorry about all of this. In my own experience,I've discovered that people I know often grow weary of me always "needing" something or just being sick all the time....HUH! They should have to be in our shoes for a couple of weeks! We didn't choose this way of life, and when people tre...
by Pam
Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Age Range Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 16822

Just turned 50 in June, so I'm kind of new to this "senior" thing! LOL I was diagnosed at age 12 in 1972.