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« on: August 11, 2006, 04:10:35 PM »

Hi everyone!

I'm Zach.

I'm not a very good typist.  Not much of a speller, either.  So I apologize for my future posts.    :o

I've been on in-center hemodiaylsis for 24 years.  I'm still learning things!
I think we can all learn something new each day ... and we can do it together on this great site.

I produce/direct documentaries for public tv.  I spend too much of my time raising funds (no, I don't get not'n from those pleadge drives!    >:D)  But I love what I do!

More to come ... stay tuned!



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--Zach



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Uninterrupted in-center (self-care) hemodialysis since 1982 -- 34 YEARS on March 3, 2016 !!
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No transplant.  Not yet, anyway.  Only decided to be listed on 11/9/06. Inactive at the moment.  ;)
I make films.

Just the facts: 70.0 kgs. (about 154 lbs.)
Treatment: Tue-Thur-Sat   5.5 hours, 2x/wk, 6 hours, 1x/wk
Dialysate flow (Qd)=600;  Blood pump speed(Qb)=315
Fresenius Optiflux-180 filter--without reuse
Fresenius 2008T dialysis machine
My KDOQI Nutrition (+/ -):  2,450 Calories, 84 grams Protein/day.

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2006, 04:18:37 PM »

Hello Zach,

Welcome to the site, don't worry about the spelling all I ask is we all try our best. When you say 24 years do you mean straight or have you had a transplant some of those years? How did you hear about our site by the way? But again welcome and I'm glad to see we have another veteran on our site. Also check out http://www.dialysischat.com for some fun things to do. Or check out what I am going through right now with NxStage, check out our other sister site http://www.ilovenxstage.com

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2006, 04:21:14 PM »

We are very glad to have you with us, Zach.  Nice picture.  You obviously have a great deal to share with us.  That is what this is for.  Helping each other through this challenge.  Looking forward to 'seeing' and 'hearing' more from you.
Welcome, Zach!



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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2006, 04:23:46 PM »

 :o :o 24 years :o :o  Wow!

Welcome, glad to have you here.


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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2006, 04:24:49 PM »

Hi Epoman,

Congrats one the first anniversary of the site!
BTW, I really appreciate the spell check you have here  ;)

I read about this site from Nephrology News and Issues.  Thought I'd drop in and say hello.

It's been 24 years without any "transplant break."  I just don't want to be carved up like a turkey dinner.    :o


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Uninterrupted in-center (self-care) hemodialysis since 1982 -- 34 YEARS on March 3, 2016 !!
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No transplant.  Not yet, anyway.  Only decided to be listed on 11/9/06. Inactive at the moment.  ;)
I make films.

Just the facts: 70.0 kgs. (about 154 lbs.)
Treatment: Tue-Thur-Sat   5.5 hours, 2x/wk, 6 hours, 1x/wk
Dialysate flow (Qd)=600;  Blood pump speed(Qb)=315
Fresenius Optiflux-180 filter--without reuse
Fresenius 2008T dialysis machine
My KDOQI Nutrition (+/ -):  2,450 Calories, 84 grams Protein/day.

"Living a life, not an apology."
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2006, 04:26:49 PM »

Hey, thanks for the warm welcome everyone!!
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Uninterrupted in-center (self-care) hemodialysis since 1982 -- 34 YEARS on March 3, 2016 !!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
No transplant.  Not yet, anyway.  Only decided to be listed on 11/9/06. Inactive at the moment.  ;)
I make films.

Just the facts: 70.0 kgs. (about 154 lbs.)
Treatment: Tue-Thur-Sat   5.5 hours, 2x/wk, 6 hours, 1x/wk
Dialysate flow (Qd)=600;  Blood pump speed(Qb)=315
Fresenius Optiflux-180 filter--without reuse
Fresenius 2008T dialysis machine
My KDOQI Nutrition (+/ -):  2,450 Calories, 84 grams Protein/day.

"Living a life, not an apology."
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2006, 04:29:02 PM »

And thanks bajanne2000, for correcting my spelling.   ;D

I knew I'd mess it up!
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Uninterrupted in-center (self-care) hemodialysis since 1982 -- 34 YEARS on March 3, 2016 !!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
No transplant.  Not yet, anyway.  Only decided to be listed on 11/9/06. Inactive at the moment.  ;)
I make films.

Just the facts: 70.0 kgs. (about 154 lbs.)
Treatment: Tue-Thur-Sat   5.5 hours, 2x/wk, 6 hours, 1x/wk
Dialysate flow (Qd)=600;  Blood pump speed(Qb)=315
Fresenius Optiflux-180 filter--without reuse
Fresenius 2008T dialysis machine
My KDOQI Nutrition (+/ -):  2,450 Calories, 84 grams Protein/day.

"Living a life, not an apology."
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2006, 04:32:51 PM »

bajanne2000,

It shows I edited most of the posts in the posts above, I removed Spelling error in topic title corrected - Bajanne2000\Moderator you only need to add that in the FIRST post of the thread.  ;)

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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2006, 04:42:43 PM »

And thanks bajanne2000, for correcting my spelling.   ;D

I knew I'd mess it up!

You're welcome.  We are in this together.  And anyway, I am a High School English teacher - just can't see an error and leave.  However, I would not change any errors in your post.  You have to do that yourself, by using the spellcheck and re-reading.
However, I would hate to have you not post because you are scared of errors.  Please don't do that.  You are such a marvellous person to me, you don't even know.  Whenever I have contact with someone who has been on haemodialysis for more than 15 years, I am thrilled.   You are my role model.  I haven't even gone 15 months yet, so you are giving me HOPE that I can see my grandson (3 years old) grow up!
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2006, 04:51:52 PM »

We all need hope and high expectations.  Not just from ourselves and our families, but from those at the dialysis centers.
Some folks need to understand we are going to be here for more than just a couple of years!
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Uninterrupted in-center (self-care) hemodialysis since 1982 -- 34 YEARS on March 3, 2016 !!
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No transplant.  Not yet, anyway.  Only decided to be listed on 11/9/06. Inactive at the moment.  ;)
I make films.

Just the facts: 70.0 kgs. (about 154 lbs.)
Treatment: Tue-Thur-Sat   5.5 hours, 2x/wk, 6 hours, 1x/wk
Dialysate flow (Qd)=600;  Blood pump speed(Qb)=315
Fresenius Optiflux-180 filter--without reuse
Fresenius 2008T dialysis machine
My KDOQI Nutrition (+/ -):  2,450 Calories, 84 grams Protein/day.

"Living a life, not an apology."
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2006, 04:53:26 PM »

Hi Epoman,

Congrats one the first anniversary of the site!
BTW, I really appreciate the spell check you have here  ;)

I read about this site from Nephrology News and Issues.  Thought I'd drop in and say hello.

It's been 24 years without any "transplant break."  I just don't want to be carved up like a turkey dinner.    :o




Wow, 24 years straight, I have been on 13 years in-center, NOW I finally have a break and I am on NxStage, you give me hope.  :) I have a 9 year old son and I need at least 8 more years so I can ship him off to college.  ;) Cool you read the article, I am still waiting on my hard copies.  :(
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2006, 04:53:30 PM »

Welcome Zach, glad you dropped in.
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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2006, 04:57:45 PM »

Slightly personal note to Epoman - WOW!  we have two people now who joined because of the magazine.  WOOHOO!
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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2006, 04:58:56 PM »

Slightly personal note to Epoman - WOW!  we have two people now who joined because of the magazine.  WOOHOO!

Yeah  :) but I think it's a higher number than that.
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2006, 05:01:29 PM »

Wow, 24 years straight, I have been on 13 years in-center, NOW I finally have a break and I am on NxStage, you give me hope.  :) I have a 9 year old son and I need at least 8 more years so I can ship him off to college.  ;) Cool you read the article, I am still waiting on my hard copies.  :( 


I've read some great things about NxStage!  More control for the patients.





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Edited2:  Fixed Quote goofynina tried to fix - Epoman  :P ;)
Edited3:  Fixed spelling error Epoman made - Goofynina    lol  ::)
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Uninterrupted in-center (self-care) hemodialysis since 1982 -- 34 YEARS on March 3, 2016 !!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
No transplant.  Not yet, anyway.  Only decided to be listed on 11/9/06. Inactive at the moment.  ;)
I make films.

Just the facts: 70.0 kgs. (about 154 lbs.)
Treatment: Tue-Thur-Sat   5.5 hours, 2x/wk, 6 hours, 1x/wk
Dialysate flow (Qd)=600;  Blood pump speed(Qb)=315
Fresenius Optiflux-180 filter--without reuse
Fresenius 2008T dialysis machine
My KDOQI Nutrition (+/ -):  2,450 Calories, 84 grams Protein/day.

"Living a life, not an apology."
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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2006, 05:18:22 PM »

Opps!

Sorry about that quote problem!  Still learning here.    :o
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Uninterrupted in-center (self-care) hemodialysis since 1982 -- 34 YEARS on March 3, 2016 !!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
No transplant.  Not yet, anyway.  Only decided to be listed on 11/9/06. Inactive at the moment.  ;)
I make films.

Just the facts: 70.0 kgs. (about 154 lbs.)
Treatment: Tue-Thur-Sat   5.5 hours, 2x/wk, 6 hours, 1x/wk
Dialysate flow (Qd)=600;  Blood pump speed(Qb)=315
Fresenius Optiflux-180 filter--without reuse
Fresenius 2008T dialysis machine
My KDOQI Nutrition (+/ -):  2,450 Calories, 84 grams Protein/day.

"Living a life, not an apology."
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2006, 05:22:24 PM »

Welcome to the site Zach.
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2006, 05:27:10 PM »

Oh Zach, dont be silly, you dont have to apologize, no worries,  you will catch on in due time, you are still new and you will get the hang how things work around here.   It is so great here, it's my home away from home (but in my home) if that makes any sense. ::)  Sorry i havent had the priviledge of Welcoming you to the site.  I hope you enjoy your stay with us and come back as often as you'd like.  Looking forward to hearing more from you and remember, we are here for you....
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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2006, 05:30:58 PM »

Welcome to the site, Zach.   :)
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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2006, 05:39:12 PM »

I'm back from a quick dinner break:

Chicken Breast--1/2--3 oz (86g)  Kcal:142    Protein:27   Phosphorus:196    Potassium:220
Couscous--1/2 Cup cooked          Kcal:115    Protein:4     Phosphorus:20     Potassium: 45

1/2 Cup of seltzer to drink.

I'm trying to reach my daily protein goal of 90 grams (I'm about 77 kgs).

Just thought I'd share that with you.     :)
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Uninterrupted in-center (self-care) hemodialysis since 1982 -- 34 YEARS on March 3, 2016 !!
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No transplant.  Not yet, anyway.  Only decided to be listed on 11/9/06. Inactive at the moment.  ;)
I make films.

Just the facts: 70.0 kgs. (about 154 lbs.)
Treatment: Tue-Thur-Sat   5.5 hours, 2x/wk, 6 hours, 1x/wk
Dialysate flow (Qd)=600;  Blood pump speed(Qb)=315
Fresenius Optiflux-180 filter--without reuse
Fresenius 2008T dialysis machine
My KDOQI Nutrition (+/ -):  2,450 Calories, 84 grams Protein/day.

"Living a life, not an apology."
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2006, 05:46:25 PM »

I'm back from a quick dinner break:

Chicken Breast--1/2--3 oz (86g)  Kcal:142    Protein:27   Phosphorus:196    Potassium:220
Couscous--1/2 Cup cooked          Kcal:115    Protein:4     Phosphorus:20     Potassium: 45

1/2 Cup of seltzer to drink.

I'm trying to reach my daily protein goal of 90 grams (I'm about 77 kgs).

Just thought I'd share that with you.     :)

 :o :o :o Woah if you eat that like, no wonder you are still here after 24 years. I'm doomed.  :-[
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2006, 05:49:29 PM »

I try.

But sometimes I grab the feta cheese instead of the couscous, and there goes the bottle of renagel !
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Uninterrupted in-center (self-care) hemodialysis since 1982 -- 34 YEARS on March 3, 2016 !!
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No transplant.  Not yet, anyway.  Only decided to be listed on 11/9/06. Inactive at the moment.  ;)
I make films.

Just the facts: 70.0 kgs. (about 154 lbs.)
Treatment: Tue-Thur-Sat   5.5 hours, 2x/wk, 6 hours, 1x/wk
Dialysate flow (Qd)=600;  Blood pump speed(Qb)=315
Fresenius Optiflux-180 filter--without reuse
Fresenius 2008T dialysis machine
My KDOQI Nutrition (+/ -):  2,450 Calories, 84 grams Protein/day.

"Living a life, not an apology."
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2006, 06:00:00 PM »

I try.

But sometimes I grab the feta cheese instead of the couscous, and there goes the bottle of renagel !

I'll be glad to share some of my meal ideas ... they're not recipes, just the content (meat, fish, poultry, broccoli, etc.), the amount and the values.
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Uninterrupted in-center (self-care) hemodialysis since 1982 -- 34 YEARS on March 3, 2016 !!
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No transplant.  Not yet, anyway.  Only decided to be listed on 11/9/06. Inactive at the moment.  ;)
I make films.

Just the facts: 70.0 kgs. (about 154 lbs.)
Treatment: Tue-Thur-Sat   5.5 hours, 2x/wk, 6 hours, 1x/wk
Dialysate flow (Qd)=600;  Blood pump speed(Qb)=315
Fresenius Optiflux-180 filter--without reuse
Fresenius 2008T dialysis machine
My KDOQI Nutrition (+/ -):  2,450 Calories, 84 grams Protein/day.

"Living a life, not an apology."
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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2006, 06:16:29 PM »

That would be just great.  Sometimes that is what is needed - some good ideas.  Go to the Diet and Recipe section and share them with us, please.  Pretty please!
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2006, 06:18:20 PM »

That would be just great.  Sometimes that is what is needed - some good ideas.  Go to the Diet and Recipe section and share them with us, please.  Pretty please!




That was my first stop.     :)
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Uninterrupted in-center (self-care) hemodialysis since 1982 -- 34 YEARS on March 3, 2016 !!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
No transplant.  Not yet, anyway.  Only decided to be listed on 11/9/06. Inactive at the moment.  ;)
I make films.

Just the facts: 70.0 kgs. (about 154 lbs.)
Treatment: Tue-Thur-Sat   5.5 hours, 2x/wk, 6 hours, 1x/wk
Dialysate flow (Qd)=600;  Blood pump speed(Qb)=315
Fresenius Optiflux-180 filter--without reuse
Fresenius 2008T dialysis machine
My KDOQI Nutrition (+/ -):  2,450 Calories, 84 grams Protein/day.

"Living a life, not an apology."
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