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Test Anxiety Time! by Whidbeywoman Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 12:00am Ron has two days of extensive testing this week. He is not looking forward to it! First, Ron is having the usual blood work... Image: Just Chapshunz Then, a PET scan... Image:  Joke of the Day and, what he dreads the most... a liver/bladder/kidneys functioning test.  Image: Bing. Original Source unknown Oh well, we'll ... Read on »
How Are Your Kidneys? March Is National Kidney Month. by CK Wilde Health Maven Posted Mon 01 Mar 2010 2:38pm Did you see the letter today in the Dear Abby newspaper column? What’s a newspaper? Ok, for those of you who only get your news online you can see Dear Abby at this link . In today’s Dear Abby column, a woman wrote in to report that she was diagnosed with kidney problems but has them under control and is feeling great. Last year about t ... Read on »
Scan Day Again by Linda T. Posted Tue 04 Jun 2013 8:26am This is kind of a redo from a post from last year.  It’s time for me to go get scanned, something I need to do for the next few years since I had cancer two years ago.  I only have to go every 6 months, and my last time was January.  Normally I make my next appointment at the end of my previous appointment, but I didn’t do that last time, and I ... Read on »
Kidney-versary #4 (And Other News) by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted Sat 15 Jan 2011 7:33am Guess what? I remembered that I have a blog! I'm sure you're all very excited. I look forward to my hit counter jumping by at least one point this week. I'm sorry that it's been a while since I have blogged, but I think my time has been concentrated elsewhere for the last year :) Post-Transplant Lab: October 07, 2010 As you can se ... Read on »
Caring For A Patient With Kidney Failure by Shelly V. Facebook Posted Fri 17 Feb 2012 6:17am by Shelly Verma, ContributingWriter When it was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to accept the fact that my father had kidney failure. After his bypass surgery, he suffered from a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) for more than a year. We did not realize that this was the beginning of the end of his kidneys. He would have trouble whe ... Read on »
Debut by Allison Ward Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 2:16pm So this is my first official blog post and it is a little long (OK a lot long). I know that there are a lot of people that care about me and want to know what it is going on. I also know that I do not always do a very good job of communicating. Ok…I admit….I rarely do a good job of telling people the current health status especially the bad new ... Read on »
NIH-Funded Study Finds Sickle Cell Treatment Safe for Young Children by Medline Plus Posted Fri 13 May 2011 10:02am A drug now used to treat adults who have sickle cell disease appears to be safe for children aged 8 to 19 months, results from a new National Institutes of Health-funded study suggest. The drug, hydroxyurea, reduced pain episodes and improved key blood measurements in the children studied ... Read on »
Nearing one year by GabriellasHeart Posted Fri 06 May 2011 1:57pm  A couple weeks ago we went back to Loma Linda for a clinic appointment with our transplant team since we are nearing 1 year post transplant. Gabriella's ECHO function was great and her growth is fantastic! They decided to change all of her immuno-suppressants to new ones. For all those transplant people out there, she was on Neoral Cyclosporine ... Read on »
Kala is Testing by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:39am Today is Wednesday, November 01, 2006, and I just got an e-mail this morning from Kala, my next potential donor. Her testing was scheduled to begin yesterday, and she has a few results already. Here is her e-mail to me, and I will explain anything strange at the end: “I got the results from my Gl ... Read on »