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« on: January 13, 2016, 09:41:51 AM »

Hi everyone,

I have not been an active participant on this site before (shame on me I know lol), but I wanted to say hello.  My name is Tracy, 48 yo male, and have been successfully on dialysis for nearly 15 years.  I am at work right now (have worked full time throughout - I am lucky and blessed!)...so don't have a lot of time to post my story of kidney disease and dialysis but plan to in the near future.  I hope my story can be a positive hopeful one for those who are just starting out on dialysis or who have been on for a long time and are struggling - which at one point or another will include pretty much all of us. 

More posts soon...
-Tracy
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 09:53:15 AM »

Welcome to the site Tracy

     :welcomesign;

I'm always well impressed with D-ers who manage to keep working.     :clap;

Love,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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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 10:56:54 AM »

Welcome Tracy.

Inspiring that you have worked for 15 years while being "connected". I am just coming upon one year (doing Home d) and I am tired of it already.

Welcome and share  your story. :welcomesign;
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VT Big Rig
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 #3 on: January 13, 2016, 01:11:47 PM »

Welcome Tracy. It's great to have success stories to read on IHD.
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Transplant April 2014
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2016, 02:32:06 PM »

 :welcomesign; Tracy.  Great to see success stories!!!
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