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« on: June 17, 2017, 03:16:57 PM »

Hubbies labs have been looking pretty darn good lately. Even his neph is smiling. We are sticking to a renal diet. So far the recipes I've found are pretty tasty so I don't have to prepare separate meals, we both eat the same things. Thought I'd surprise him with some rice crispy treats. Yum! As I was handing him one, I started talking about how I hoped they weren't going to affect his labs too much and if they do, they can blame me for it. I'm the one who tempted him. As he was about to take a bite, I continued on about the sodium content, etc, etc and...he told me to shut up. Just like that, "shut up!". Now before you start thinking he's rude or mean, let me set you straight. The poor guy rarely gets to eat "treats". He sticks to "the plan", which many of you know is hard for someone with kidney disease and on dialysis. It sucks. He wanted to enjoy this treat that I had just given him and there I was, yapping on and on about sodium, potassium, you know, the usual. He asked that I not ruin the moment. I got it. I understand. So if your loved one wants to enjoy a treat every once in awhile, let them do so in peace. Be willing to do that and YOU will have peace. When you've got a good thing going, know when to shut up while you're ahead! Meanwhile, I really need to start looking up renal-friendly snacks and desserts.
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Husband has ESRD with Type I Diabetes -Insulin Dependent.
I was his carepartner for home hemodialysis using Nxstage December 2013-July 2016.
He went back to doing in-center July 2016.
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 04:07:04 PM »

I found these

http://www.rsnhope.org/programs/kidneytimes-library/article-index/smart-snacking-choices-for-the-dialysis-patient/

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: June 17, 2017, 08:58:46 PM »

I found these

http://www.rsnhope.org/programs/kidneytimes-library/article-index/smart-snacking-choices-for-the-dialysis-patient/

Love, Cas

Sweets from the sweet! Thank you so very very much, Cas!! I know we are going to love these, can't wait to show hubby the list. Especially the Favorite Heavenly Hash dessert. Ooh boy... :P
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 04:36:57 AM »


Dad owned the Refrigeration Company.  I grew up with a Sweden Soft-Serve Ice Cream machine in the garage.  EVERY Friday Dad would stop by the Creamery and pick up one of those huge steel jugs of ice cream mix, (Cream and Sugar).  We would make various flavors, freeze it and have big bowls of ice cream EVERY night.

Most of my adult life I have continued this tradition of eating ice cream.

Until I started PD.  And became Diabetic.

I rarely buy icecream now.  I seldom buy any but when I do I am usually buying sorbet and have developed a 'taste'.  It ain't half bad.

Last week Kroger, the local chain grocery, had their store brand (not bad) on sale, 3 for $10.  I bit.  I've been half bad this week, having abowl almost every day rotating through the three flavors I bought.

In my defense, I have skipped dinner a couple of times.  Since it has been hot outside and I have 'melted' a bit of water off I have been more thirsty than hungry.

Or at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Blood Sugar this morning is 102. I had a bowl of Moose Tracks at 10 p.m.

For those that don't know. Moose Tracks is decent vanilla with mini Reece's Peanut butter cups mixed in then heavy layer of dense chocolate swirled in.  What's not to like?
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 05:00:33 AM »

If you like Chocolate, try Krogers Private Selection Denali Extreme Moose Tracks. OMG!!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 08:23:12 PM »

Charlie and Shaks:  I will not tell my husband about Moose Tracks. But darn that sounds good... :'(
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 03:15:58 AM »


I send him a link to this thread!
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2017, 09:00:15 PM »

I found these

http://www.rsnhope.org/programs/kidneytimes-library/article-index/smart-snacking-choices-for-the-dialysis-patient/

Love, Cas

We had the Heavenly Hash today (the fruit salad, not the kind you smoke  ::) ).  It was wonderful! And again I'm talking about the fruit salad. lol It makes a very large bowlful. I am thinking of getting some small plastic containers with lids to pre-fill so that we can just "grab and go". That way we won't have to measure 1/2 cup portions each time. I am getting nervous about that large bowl sitting in the fridge right now. One of us might not be able to control ourselves...won't be me tho. Thanks again for including the link to these recipes!
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Husband has ESRD with Type I Diabetes -Insulin Dependent.
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He went back to doing in-center July 2016.
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2017, 06:18:23 AM »


Inly a HALF CUP?   How do you manage to control yourself so well?

It's been over a year since I have made a fruit salad.  While on PDP I could eat anything, now on Hemo not so much. I had used a large pitcher and filled it with the various fruits available. I had cut most everything into small bite sizes, even splitting the grapes so to let some of the juice out and blend with the rest.

Once near done there wasn't near enough 'juice' so I grabbed my Pyrex 2 cup measuring cup, added a cup of Clear Karo Syrup then another cup of water to thin/liquify it better.  It was just the right amount to finish filling the pitcher, stirred a little bit then let soak and chill over night.

I killed it all that week.  I didn't have any limits while on PD and I pushed it.

Now I'd swell up like a balloon!
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2017, 10:33:06 AM »


Inly a HALF CUP?   How do you manage to control yourself so well?

It's been over a year since I have made a fruit salad.  While on PDP I could eat anything, now on Hemo not so much. I had used a large pitcher and filled it with the various fruits available. I had cut most everything into small bite sizes, even splitting the grapes so to let some of the juice out and blend with the rest.

Once near done there wasn't near enough 'juice' so I grabbed my Pyrex 2 cup measuring cup, added a cup of Clear Karo Syrup then another cup of water to thin/liquify it better.  It was just the right amount to finish filling the pitcher, stirred a little bit then let soak and chill over night.

I killed it all that week.  I didn't have any limits while on PD and I pushed it.

Now I'd swell up like a balloon!

Yes, only 1/2 cup. When we first started learning about limits we thought it was hardly worth it and it was depressing but we have since learned to look at it in another light. Not only does how little or how much you eat matter but WHAT you eat. There are a LOT of tasty things hubby can have if it's made with allowable foods. Can't say enough how much this has changed our attitude let alone we are both in better moods. When we had the Heavenly Hash fruit salad, we were practically overjoyed with it's taste. Hubby even says it's a good substitute, maybe better (his words) than ice cream. Now imagine that!
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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2017, 03:06:29 PM »

That's so nice to read PT, brought a smile to my face.

Enjoy the fruit salad honeys


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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 #11 on: June 28, 2017, 05:14:49 AM »


The last couple of weeks I have been a little bit 'Bad'.  I've been allowing myself a bowl of ice cream once in a while.  My excuses are;

It was on sale.

It's hot, I've been outside most of the day and sweated off a lot of fluid.

I skipped dinner so I can have a few calories.

My morning sugars have still been very good.



Dad owning the Refrigeration business and having a soft-serve ice cream machine at home spoiled me, for life.  Up until I was on dialysis then diagnosed diabetic I've have ice cream a LOT of evenings.

I've recently found a new to me flavor, Colombian Coffee, and LIKE it!

I wanted to beat the Grandson yesterday.  While I was out in the barn, later afternoon, Grandma, who can never tell him "NO" let him into my carton of Moose Tracks.  I't all gone.
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