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« on: October 11, 2016, 08:25:50 PM »

NOTHING is like my potassium levels and having to get a stranglehold on it and choke it out like bad people do to good people. I learned pretty much the hard way that potassium is my LARGEST Kryptonite. It is a horrible thing to even entertain as I start vomiting once it gets to 4-6 about blood level. I thought about even the halloween sized Pringles potato chips, I even thought about picking up the mini size of it. Then I thought twice? Thrice, more? I thought, Oh Hell Naw. Not gonna toy with that sort of Kryptonite risk! I had to think 100 times before I turned it down. Even a smear of ketchup on a McDonalds cheeseburger makes me nervous.

I will NOT touch mashed potatoes or many potato products of any kind, unless either a SMALL little baggie of Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar kettle cooked crisps. And, that is VERY rare to me! IF I happen to do that rare treat, I monitor myself for possible vomiting, then I have to take a note of it. More careful diet records have to be established, hell even a fat little notebook and pen to write down what all I eat in a diary and any symptoms related, or suspected to these foods can be recorded, so I know what to do or NOT do next time I think about the food that has been questioned. this sort of iary with foods , how much and any symptoms to blame on suspicious items will help me crack down on what needs cracking down on and what is allowable as any exception and when, if any.
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2016, 08:49:56 PM »

What kind of Dialysis are you on? I'm on PD and it's starting to get to the point where my team is telling me to eat MORE potatoes and bananas. Potassium (thankfully) has never been an issue for me. I sympathize... when I first started my renal diet, that was the hardest part to regulate since all of my favorite foods were suddenly off limits.

surprise kidney failure - oct. 2015
emergency hemo - oct. 2015
switched to pd - dec. 2015
transplant list - apr. 2016
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2016, 09:16:37 PM »

Well, I am on Renal Hemo Dialysis. And NO i won't entertain Peritoneal, despite multiple reassurances that it could easily be safe. I need to keep myself as near unholed as possible for baths, swimming and the like. I don't trust many with a sterile compartment  in my body, catheter or no. I am VERY protective of this and infection prevention. Hell I at MOMENT have a central line, but that is going to be yanked soon. So far, ZERO infections with that. They have kept that whole thing as clean as a whistle and I am keeping it that way.

And no, I wouldn't want to really entertain potatoes and tomatoes and the like until I know anything that can be any different. I barely even have a tiny serving of potato crisps any month or two. I leave huge stretches between any of that. In the stretch areas, I fill it with rice crisps or popcorn or pretzels. These, so far are what works. SunChips are another thing. Hell, I even feel GUILTY when I get a small serving of potato chips, like GUILTY AS HELL! That is the killer of that appetite for any potato chips. I hardly allowed my self as so much as a 1/2 TEASPOON ful of tomato soup, but I missed that soup so much I needed a couple tastes just to remember it and let go, as kind of a funeral for that one.
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