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« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2011, 09:47:55 PM »

I'm sure you are in shock and you must think so much of IHD that you came here first. I don't know what I'd do. I'd probably cry right off the bat. Mostly likely even though just by getting the diagnoses alone, you wil go through the grieving phases and that is normal and expected. Let them happen ..... So I'm getting ready to put my jammies on and hit the sack. Once I lay down I will say my prayers as I always do after I shut Jay Leno off. The room then is quiet and dark where I can concentrate. I will be talking to God about you. I have to assume you need strength and courage at this point. Also direction because you must feel like everything has just changed direction. One day at a time. One hour if need be... Carolyn
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« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2011, 11:17:14 PM »

Met with the surgeon today, he wants an MRI to determine if they have found it all.  Now there's a thought that never crossed my mind.  What if there is more to find?????? 



Diane

 :cuddle; :cuddle; I hope you get clear results and a treatment plan so you can move forward. {{{HUG}}}
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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
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Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
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« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2011, 11:07:47 AM »

Diane. How are you doing, good I hope. There are a lot of us on here batting for you.
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« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2011, 11:34:04 AM »

Well, the MRI is scheduled for Thursday morning.  Then we'll know exactly what we're dealing with.  Hope surgery will be next week.  I want to put this behind me!

I so appreciate your support!  I went to my son's academic awards ceremony today and it was so bitter sweet.  I'm thrilled and proud of him!  I'm terrified that this may have been the last of these kind of ceremonies I will be alive to attend.  How morbid is that!?  These are the things I can't say anywhere but here....

One day at a time...I know... but truth be told, I feel like I'm dieing......
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« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2011, 12:10:19 PM »

Diane, I can't tell you how important it is to think positive thoughts. Your brain really does tell your body how to handle things and if your brain is saying that you are going to die, well,  :embarassed:

So, get ready to fight!  >:(

Show your body who's boss!  >:D

Envision going to your son's award ceremony NEXT year....envision him getting married....and being there to see it!

Envision holding a grandchild. Or simply, see yourself feeling vibrant and healthy!

Studies have shown that these things really do help us combat the physical travails that beset us!

 :grouphug;

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« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2011, 02:39:28 PM »

 :grouphug; :grouphug; :pray;
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« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2011, 03:07:26 PM »

Thinking of you!!!    :grouphug;   :grouphug;
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« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2011, 07:12:20 PM »

Best wishes on your surgery and recovery.

http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=23372.0
Cancer Research editor-in-chief George Prendergast, Ph.D., CEO of the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, agreed. "Many cancer patients are interested in making changes in areas that they can control, and this study definitely lends credence to the idea that a change in diet can be beneficial," said Prendergast, who was not involved with the study.

Krystal and his colleagues implanted various strains of mice with human tumor cells or with mouse tumor cells and assigned them to one of two diets. The first diet, a typical Western diet, contained about 55 percent carbohydrate, 23 percent protein and 22 percent fat. The second, which is somewhat like a South Beach diet but higher in protein, contained 15 percent carbohydrate, 58 percent protein and 26 percent fat. They found that the tumor cells grew consistently slower on the second diet.

As well, mice genetically predisposed to breast cancer were put on these two diets and almost half of them on the Western diet developed breast cancer within their first year of life while none on the low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet did. Interestingly, only one on the Western diet reached a normal life span (approximately 2 years), with 70 percent of them dying from cancer while only 30 percent of those on the low-carbohydrate diet developed cancer and more than half these mice reached or exceeded their normal life span.
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Previously in-center hemodialysis in national chain, now doing NxStage home dialysis training.
End of September 2010: after twelve days of training, we were asked to start dialyzing on our own at home, reluctantly, we agreed.
If you are on HD, did you know that Rapid fluid removal (UF = ultrafiltration) during dialysis is associated with cardiovascular morbidity?  http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=20596
We follow a modified version: UF limit = (weight in kg)  *  10 ml/kg/hr * (130 - age)/100

How do you know you are getting sufficient hemodialysis?  Know your HDP!  Scribner, B. H. and D. G. Oreopoulos (2002). "The Hemodialysis Product (HDP): A Better Index of Dialysis Adequacy than Kt/V." Dialysis & Transplantation 31(1).   http://www.therenalnetwork.org/qi/resources/HDP.pdf
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« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2011, 08:52:41 AM »

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« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2011, 09:20:23 AM »

Thinking of you.  :grouphug;
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« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2011, 12:42:57 PM »

How is it going?  I have been thinking of you.  As Willowtreewren said, positive thoughts are very important!  Always remember that your IHD family is with you all the way. :grouphug;  Please keep us updated.
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« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2011, 04:00:07 PM »

wow im so sorry to hear that. :o my heart goes out to you

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« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2011, 04:31:52 PM »

 :cuddle;

Life just isn't fair, but at least it is life.

All the best to you.  Please keep us updated, OK?
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« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2011, 04:45:29 PM »

Still waiting for the results of the MRI.  Thought I'd hear today but my calls went unreturned.....  maybe tomorrow.

Thanks for you continued support and concern!!!!!
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« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2011, 05:26:14 PM »

Waiting is so hard.  :thumbdown;

I'm thinking of you!  :grouphug;

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« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2011, 06:48:56 PM »

 :pray;     :pray;     Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.    Something I do is write out my worst fears, fold it up and put it away.  In 6 months, look at it again and see how far you have come.  We are here to support and encourage you.  And worry with you and also celebrate when the good news comes!   It will come.   Lots of good thoughts    :2thumbsup;    Please let us know the results when you know.    :cuddle;
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