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Christine McG
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...And Yet I Smile

« on: March 21, 2019, 05:10:23 AM »

Ok, so HI! I'm Christine and I live in Florida. I'll start with the borings: I've had kidney disease since I'm 14. (I'm now the under study for the crypt keeper).  :sarcasm;  I've had ESRD for 10 years and have been on dialysis for 6. Waiting for a donor. My hubby is my health care partner and we do the home-hemo dialysis. And yes, like the rest of you, I'm sick of it and I hate it, and I complain about it all the time.  Ok, so, those are my kidney issues. Otherwise I'm a good listener and a good friend. Despite the fact that I have bi-polar depression, I'm pretty good at cheering OTHER people up. Ummm,  if you want to know more about me, just ask. I'm open to anything. Lord knows I could use some new friends who go through the same thing as I do. So....hope to see ya 'round!  :2thumbsup;
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 06:05:00 AM »

Welcome to the group, at 6 years wait time are you getting close?
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Transplant July 2017 from out of state deceased donor, waited three weeks the creatine to fall into expected range, dialysis December 2013 - July 2017.

Well on dialysis I traveled a lot and posted about international trips in the Dialysis: Traveling Tips and Stories section.
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 12:32:52 PM »



Hi Christine and Welcome to IHD!

Home Hemo, I am impressed as I am so needle-phobic I cannot imagine needling even with a Partner.

My Wife wouldn't even consider it. and I'm not so sure I would like her to try.

6 years, I have to askk about your fluid take-offs, and diet.  I do OK restricting my fluids, but my diet is lacking in variety.

Not much of an appetitie so I don't eat much at a time, nor real regular.  Fortunately my Labs are good.  Thankfully.

I've no doubt your two can teach many of us important things as we are all still learning.

Take Care,

Charlie B53
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 03:32:21 PM »

Hello Christine and welcome to IHD.  I'm too tired at the moment to write more (dialysis is a drag and a bore and very tiresome) but i am around.
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Diagnosed with Stage 2 ESRD 2009
Pneumonia 11/15
Began Hemo 11/15 @6%
Began PD 1/16 (manual)
Began PD (Cycler) 5/16
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When all else fails run in circles, shout loudly

« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 03:56:25 PM »

Welcome to the site Christine


   :welcomesign;


Keep taking care, Cas
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I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left

1983 high proteinloss in urine, chemo, stroke,coma, dialysis
1984 double nephrectomy
1985 transplant from dad
1998 lost dads kidney, start PD
2003 peritineum burst, back to hemo
2012 start Nxstage home hemo
       still on waitinglist, still ok I think
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That's another fine TARDIS you got me into Stanley

« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 02:17:43 PM »

 :welcomesign;

Hello Christine, welcome to the site.
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Whoever said "God does not make mistakes" has obviously never seen the complete bog up he made of my kidneys!
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2019, 02:53:10 PM »

Hiya! Welcome!  :waving;
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2019, 07:36:58 PM »

Itís like welcoming someone to the ship of the damned.  However the people who deal with this on this site are helpful and are always glad to welcome you to the family.  I personally have mixed feelings about Dialysys, I hate the treatments but love the life it lets me lead.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2019, 08:45:45 PM »

"It's like welcoming someone to the ship of the damned" LOL. Hilarious. Hi Christine, its nice to meet you.
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Katherine

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"Start by doing whatís necessary; then do whatís possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
- Francis of Assisi
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2019, 01:51:17 AM »


Sort of like Military Veterans, many of us share a sick sense of humor.

When we are no longer able to laugh at Death it starts getting scary.
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2019, 12:21:31 AM »

Soo true. And Charlie, I've been lurking on this site off and on for a handful of years now, and it makes me happy to know you are still solidly in the game. Thanks for being here.
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Katherine

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"Start by doing whatís necessary; then do whatís possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
- Francis of Assisi
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