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by Skm
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 46
Views: 9923

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Ok, so has anyone been invited for a 3rd primary dose of vaccination yet?

I guess this is being labelled differently as we can have it 8weeks after a previous vaccination (don’t have to wait 6 months).

Sue
by Skm
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Taking its toll
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Taking its toll

Jman, sorry to hear you are struggling.It’s been a tough year, many of life’s little enjoyments being denied, not helped now by those around us “getting back to normal” (what ever that is) while we are told to carry on social distancing.Anxiety is so disabling. I hope you manage to get some help.

Sue
by Skm
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: suggestion... how about introducing ourselves??
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: suggestion... how about introducing ourselves??

Freyasdad, I’m afraid I can’t give you any advice or hints, but as the recipient of a wonderful kidney, I can say you are a hero. I have heard a donated kidney described as “the gift of life”. It is a very generous and wonderful thing you are about to do. On behalf of recipients everywhere, thank yo...
by Skm
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Fistula removal.
Replies: 16
Views: 2892

Re: Fistula removal.

Good Luck for tomorrow.
by Skm
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 46
Views: 9923

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Thumps, That’s very interesting. I don’t think I’m brave enough to reduce my immunosuppression like that. I may discuss with my consultant next time I see him (these telephone appointments just aren’t the same). It does seem a good idea. Like you my transplant seems very stable. I’ve just (an hour a...
by Skm
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 46
Views: 9923

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Thumps,

Which vaccine did you have? (I’m impressed with your antibody result).
Still awaiting my AZ booster. I’d love to know if it has worked.

Sue
by Skm
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 46
Views: 9923

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Chris, Disappointing result. My research suggested the same, that antibodies were not the best way of measuring vaccine response. Still I find it a bit unsettling. I had no reaction at all from the AZ vaccine. Not even a sore arm. I can’t help feeling it’s not done much for me. It would be nice to k...
by Skm
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 46
Views: 9923

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Chris, I saw that article today too and was curious. I attended the Zoe seminar on immunology and the vaccines this afternoon. So many unanswered questions. They were saying that the current antibody tests weren’t a good marker of vaccine efficiency. They are looking into new tests that may be able ...
by Skm
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 46
Views: 9923

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Relaxing in May, may lead to a surge in cases but if it’s in people who dont need hospitalisation, we shouldn’t have to have a 4th lockdown. The new variants however are rather an unknown quantity on this front. I’m keen for us all to have our second vaccinations. I hope this will reduce our risk of...
by Skm
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Scared
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

Re: Scared

Megs, Sorry to hear your news. It’s always scary when we don’t know what’s going to happen and what to do about it. An gfr of 35 shouldn’t give you too many problems at present. The problem is that you don’t know at what rate it will fall. The best things you can do are to keep your blood pressure u...
by Skm
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: emotional help
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: emotional help

Hi bhc962, I feel for you and your husband. It is such a shock when you reach this point. It is a difficult time with difficult decisions to be made. The only person that can make these decisions is your husband. Your role (and his brothers role) is to support him in his decisions. It can be difficu...
by Skm
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 46
Views: 9923

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

The transplant nurses from my hospital rang yesterday to ask if I’d been vaccinated, when and with which vaccine. I’ve been vaccinated. Not sure what they would have done if I hadn’t. It was nice to get the support.
by Skm
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Vaccines for Covid 19
Replies: 46
Views: 9923

Re: Vaccines for Covid 19

Had mine on Sunday at local hub. Felt nothing at time and don’t have a sore arm..I do wonder if they actually gave me one! Had Astra Zeneca. No appointment for second dose. I’m a bit concerned. I can see appointments for this drifting. I don’t think being vulnerable with a dodgy immune response we c...
by Skm
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Re: Seasons Greetings

Happy Christmas everyone. This year a bit different and quiet as many of us are shielding once again. Let’s hope that the New year brings a vaccine and a return to normal life. However there are bits of this year I’d like to retain. The kindness of strangers, the swapping of greetings when you meet ...
by Skm
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 124
Views: 45380

Re: Coronavirus

And Matt Hancock wants to rely on the “common sense “ of the British public!!!