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« on: December 19, 2015, 08:11:38 PM »

My mother is on dialysis 2 times a week. She is 78 years old. My father drives her to the dialysis center, he is 75 years old.
I work abroad and can only go back home once or twice a year.
I'm so worried about my parents because they are both old.
But it is also very hard for me to resign from my job because I also have a family of my own.
I pray for my mother everyday that God will still give her a longer life. I also pray for my father because he is also getting old.
Thank God that I have a cousin who helps in taking care of my mother.
When I went home for a vacation, we prayed the Holy Rosary every night. And even when I went back abroad, they continued to pray the Holy Rosary.
We thank God for giving my mother strength everyday. And even though my mother feels weak sometimes especially after dialysis
this is what God said in the bible:

"My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness."   2 Corinthians 12:9




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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2015, 08:55:33 PM »

Has anybody heard of Intra lifestyle food supplement?
I've read a lot of good testimonials and have seen a number of videos in youtube. They said that Intra food supplement
has help a lot of dialysis patients improve their kidney functions. Some patients said that they were advised by their nephrologists
that they don't need dialysis anymore because their creatinine went back down to normal level and their lab values are already normal.
Their labs just need to be monitored monthly. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2015, 08:57:14 PM »

Hello and welcome to IHD.  I'm so glad you joined us.  I'm sure it is a worry to you and your fears will stabilize with education on the disease and the treatment.  Keep reading and praying.  God is good but He does take us all home one day.  Even then He promises no more tears or dialysis machines .... 

I have been doing renal replacement therapy for almost 30 years if that helps you any.  AND 78 is not that old.  LOL

 :welcomesign;

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2015, 09:04:21 PM »

Read more about why kidneys fail.  Read about the Kidney and how it works on a normal person.  It is an amazing organ. 

If your kidneys are not functioning the last thing you need to do is push fluid and a bunch of crap that some online advertisement told you to try.  If you kidneys are not clearing toxins then the stuff you eat or drink can build up and make that worse and bring those toxins to a lethal level.

If you are already on dialysis we don't look at creatinine any longer.  We look at potassium and phosphorous and fluid amounts.
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 09:23:38 PM »

Nephrologists still look at the creatinine level as well as the potassium level, phosphorus, mag+ level, calcium and other electrolytes. They also look at the uric acid level.
That's why doctors order BMP and CBC every month to monitor the patient's condition most especially the patient's kidney function.
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2015, 09:29:04 PM »

I'm also having some doubts about the Intra food supplement.
Whether or not it can actually help improve kidney health.
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2015, 09:41:15 PM »

I have talked to some families of patients who are on dialysis.
They told me that Intra food supplements has help lower the creatinine level.
And it has also improve patients stamina and activity level.

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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2015, 09:51:22 PM »

I don't know if it's really true, that Intra food supplement can actually help improve kidney function.
I've read a lot of testimonies, I've seen a number of videos on youtube.
They said that it really works. But still I'm having some reservations.

Maybe it would really convince me if I will be
able to talk to a former dialysis patient who has been off dialysis
because of the Intra food supplement.

That's why I posted this topic on this site.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2015, 10:44:06 PM »

Thank you Rerun!
Yes, it's comforting to know that God will one day, take us all back home. God is good all the time.
I'd like to more about dialysis, and all about kidney disease.
I'm happy to know that people can live long even while on dialysis.
And you are a very good testimony to that.
Thank you for welcoming me.
God Bless always!

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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2015, 03:07:36 AM »

 :welcomesign; to IHD....

Glad your faith supports and sustains you... We all find our own way through this disease....

Hope to see you here a lot....

Darth... Moderator...

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Cared for my late mum, Elsie who had Kidney Failure... Darling mum died on July 15th 2014... May her gentle soul rest in peace....
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2015, 03:09:50 AM »

 :welcomesign; to IHD...

I haven't heard about this supplement, but I'm not in the US....

Hope you find what works well for you...

Darth... Moderator...
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Cared for my late mum, Elsie who had Kidney Failure... Darling mum died on July 15th 2014... May her gentle soul rest in peace....
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2015, 09:20:24 AM »

Of course it must be true. It's on the Internet.  :rofl;

Welcome to IHD. Stay away from Internet snake oil.
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1972: Diagnosed with "chronic kidney disease" (no specific diagnosis)
1994: Diagnosed with FSGS
September 2011: On transplant list with 15 - 20% function
September 2013: ~7% function. Started PD dialysis
February 11, 2014: Transplant from deceased donor. Creatinine 0.57 on 2/13/2014
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2016, 10:29:10 PM »

Thank you Rerun!
Yes, it's comforting to know that God will one day, take us all back home. God is good all the time.
I'd like to more about dialysis, and all about kidney disease.
I'm happy to know that people can live long even while on dialysis.
And you are a very good testimony to that.
Thank you for welcoming me.
God Bless always!

Please keep your God nonsense off this board.
We have enough problems.
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2016, 05:25:28 AM »


Please keep your God nonsense off this board.


NONSENSE"?  ......whether you believe in a Supreme Being or not, obviously this person does. And if that is the way they decide to deal with life's problem that is up to them.

For their faith to be ridiculed as nonsense is not appropriate.

We have enough problems!
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Diagnosed - October 2012
Started with NxStage - April 2015
6 Fistula grams in 5 months,  New upper fistula Oct 2015, But now old one working fine, until August 2016 and it stopped, tried an angio, still no good
Started on new fistula .
God Bless my wife and care partner for her help
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2016, 07:02:31 AM »

 :welcomesign; to the site TheLivingWater !!  Glad to see you here and hope we are some help to you. 
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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2016, 08:54:07 AM »



Welcome to IHD.  Here you can find may others that have managed to live with their disease and still able to live meaningful lives.

We share our experiences, both good and bad, to help each other learn means to cope with our conditions.

I can recommend one other educational site that you may share with your Parents, and learn more about the kidneys, what they do, what goes wrong, the different methods of Dialysis.  All may help aide you and your Parents to deal with your Mothers condition.

http://kidneyschool.org/mods/

He never gives us more than we can bear.

Take Care,

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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2016, 11:45:18 AM »

Welcome to the site TheLivingWater

      :welcomesign;       


Take 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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