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by jenjen
Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: places not to go/be very cautious
Replies: 4
Views: 2792

hi there, I've been to quite a few "third world" countries since my tx, for extended periods of times (2-3 months), as I spend a lot of time working with NGOs. As for places with good medical facilities with experiences of transplants, somewhere like Kenya or South Africa is a good choice. Both are ...
by jenjen
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Congratulations to Big Buzzard!
Replies: 18
Views: 8546

so cute!

Can't wait to see more photos!!

Jen
by jenjen
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: PARTICIPANT RECRUITMENT FOR QUESTIONNAIRE
Replies: 17
Views: 8075

Done.

Its fine just to type our signature right?
by jenjen
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Diet post transplant - what can't I eat?
Replies: 19
Views: 18882

great advice above! I would also add that I was quite strict immediately post transplant when recovering and on higher immuno doses: I avoided all soft cheeses, anything unpasteurised, shellfish, raw eggs, raw fish etc. About 6 months in I relaxed the cheese and shellfish rule, though I get very twi...
by jenjen
Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Writing to a donor family
Replies: 9
Views: 4315

hi Tom, I wrote to my donor family earlier this year. I haven't receievd a reply, although I was told that the majority of donor families don't write back. As for timing: As recipients i think we often project our own guilt about our transplants onto the donor families and imagine that they don't wa...
by jenjen
Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Swine Flu - one or two injections?
Replies: 79
Views: 34768

thanks for letting me know all, I didn't know it was 2 for immuno suppressed people!

J
by jenjen
Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Our equally talented Holly S (Holz)
Replies: 7
Views: 3920

Our equally talented Holly S (Holz)

Holz just won the national vinspired SHOUT award 2009 for all the work she did this year promoting organ donation with Channel 4, Battlefront and Live Life then Give Life

So proud of you Holz!

:D :D :D :D :D
by jenjen
Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: anyone stayed around B'ham post tx ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4210

hello :) Also, as a donor (rather than recipient) you'll need much less intensive follow up. Recipients need constant checks for rejection etc in the early days I had my transplant at Edinburgh but was discharged to my home unit (Dundee) after 10 days where they did bloods, biopsies etc there. I nev...
by jenjen
Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: PhD funding ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 2365

hello! Well done on the kidney :) Have you applied for a proper PhD research studentship from the research councils such as the Medical Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, Nuffield, Leverhulme, Royal Society? I finished my PhD in 2007 and got full fees paid plus a bursary fro...
by jenjen
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Swine flu vaccine
Replies: 35
Views: 16118

getting mine this week :D
by jenjen
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: No NHS-medical care in end-stage-renal-failure. Any ideas?
Replies: 34
Views: 19170

Hello, I've now locked the thread as it doesn't seem to be generating any further productive solutions to Kristina's problem. This action has been discussed with the other moderators and approved by the site administrator. Thanks, and Kristina I hope you find the help you need. Best wishes, Jen
by jenjen
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: I've had my baby
Replies: 14
Views: 6997

AMAZING!!

Many congrats Helen, it's really inspiring to read about the successes of transplantees with having kids,

Jen
by jenjen
Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Abnormal cervical smears in transplantees
Replies: 20
Views: 9808

hello, just a quick update I had my colposcopy today and it looks as if I've been colonized by the HPV virus. They took a biopsy to confirm and sent it off- Results in a month- GAH! Something else to freak out about :( Apparently most of the population have HPV and the body deals with it on its own,...
by jenjen
Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Happy Transplantiversary Holly
Replies: 1
Views: 1592

Happy Day!!!!!!
by jenjen
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Hopefully off to Tenerife
Replies: 16
Views: 7032

hi jim,

great news :) Hope the food is better than the last place you went on holiday!!

jen