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Hadija, Athol, Me and Molly at Havelock North 09

« on: August 28, 2009, 12:15:36 AM »

We had a great week.  Yes, it's tiring getting places, and most travel days I was pretty exhausted by the end of it - but it was sooooo worth it.  My dialysis went really well.  Was doing manual bags cos there's no support in Samoa for the cycler, and my renal team didn't want anything going wrong.  I swam in the sea, and even risked a swimming pool on my last day!  I'll let you know about that if things go peritoneal shaped.  Oh, ha ha, I think that's a good joke.  Here's a few photos of me and my sister Helen, and me and Paul and Molly.  Plus I've thrown one in of the lovely couple who's wedding was the reason for the trip.  Yay.  We can do anything.  Dialysis doesn't have to stop us.  However, I might need to win lotto before I get any more trips.
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Diagnosed Nov 2007 with Multiple Myeloma.
By Jan 2008 was in end stage renal failure and on haemodialysis.
Changed to CAPD in April 2008.  Now on PD with a cycler.  Working very part time - teaching music.  Love it.  Husband is Paul (we're both 46), daughter Molly is 13.
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 12:18:27 AM »

It's about time you posted pics, and they are great. So happy that all went well with your dialysis. Bet you wish you could go back there again. It looks lovely. See you in the chat room.
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Hadija, Athol, Me and Molly at Havelock North 09

« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009, 12:20:19 AM »

I'm in the chat room now Jean
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Diagnosed Nov 2007 with Multiple Myeloma.
By Jan 2008 was in end stage renal failure and on haemodialysis.
Changed to CAPD in April 2008.  Now on PD with a cycler.  Working very part time - teaching music.  Love it.  Husband is Paul (we're both 46), daughter Molly is 13.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 12:50:45 AM »

bummer looks like I missed you. Nice pics! looks warm and relaxing!! That's awesome you swam.. must have felt quite a bit of freedom :) Is that your daughter in the middle pic?
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3/1993: Diagnosed with Kidney Failure (FSGS)
25/7/2006: Started hemo 3x/week 5 hour sessions :(
27/11/2010: Cadaveric kidney transplant from my wonderful donor!!! "Danny" currently settling in and working better every day!!! :)

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Hadija, Athol, Me and Molly at Havelock North 09

« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009, 03:03:52 AM »

Yes that's Molly.  She's 12.  She had a blast and had lots of cousins to play with.  We didn't see her for days!  She stayed in what is called a 'fale' (pronounced far lay) with a cousin.  It's a little hut with flax type walls.  I'll put a photo up... She wasn't even at the same resort as us.  Just down the beach though, so she could run up and down as she wanted.
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Diagnosed Nov 2007 with Multiple Myeloma.
By Jan 2008 was in end stage renal failure and on haemodialysis.
Changed to CAPD in April 2008.  Now on PD with a cycler.  Working very part time - teaching music.  Love it.  Husband is Paul (we're both 46), daughter Molly is 13.
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2009, 03:17:57 PM »

Nice pics of a nice trip.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2009, 04:06:57 PM »

Good times.   :2thumbsup;
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Pyelonephritis (began at 8 mos old)
Home haemo 1980-1985 (self-cannulated with 15 gauge sharps)
Cadaveric transplant 1985
New upper-arm fistula April 2008
Uldall-Cook catheter inserted May 2008
Haemo-dialysis, self care unit June 2008
(2 1/2 hours X 5 weekly)
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My two beautifull granddaughters

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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2009, 04:28:19 PM »

Looks great!  :yahoo;
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2009, 10:35:17 AM »

Now I know what it looks like.... its really gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2009, 06:28:46 PM »

Beautiful hanify!!!  Looks like a nice relaxing place!!
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