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Tendonitis by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure That's what the doctor thinks. I have a PT appointment on Friday, so we'll see. Monday, I ran 4 miles, and felt great. Monday afternoon, I was wincing from the pain. M ... Read on »
Ragnars, Half Ironmen, and hamstrings by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure In the winter, I get lazy. It's cold. And I'm wussy. I used to be tough. I spent 8 winters of my life in Massachusetts, and boy, they don't mess around with winter ... Read on »
So do you still blog? by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Somebody asked me this. Yes, I still blog, I thought, but then realized this one has been neglected. And since I am once again sitting at Beth Israel for my semi-annual ch ... Read on »
So the big news by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure In one week, I'm going to Haiti. I'm going to teach sq. foot gardening, maybe a little English, maybe love on a few little kids who need some love. I don't know, I'm not ... Read on »
As you can see, now I have birds by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I'm not sure why I have birds, they just sort of appealed to me. I'm kind of lousy with this kind of stuff--colors, style, layouts, picking curtains, picking carpets, findi ... Read on »
A day in the life by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I often get emails that thank me for this blog. That makes me feel super duper great, actually, because it makes me feel like 1) people are reading (wooHOO!) and 2)there is ... Read on »
Still kicking by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I went to my annual check up with my nephrologist this week. Things still look stable, which is great. No changes in creatnine or kidney function. Phew. If things contin ... Read on »
I can't do a side plank by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I've been struggling with this exercise for weeks now, and I've given up. I can do everything else (with a little effort, and not without some resulting soreness) in all of ... Read on »
A strict no baked goods policy by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I went to the Y today for a yoga class I really love. I try to get to class on time, but today, I was 10 minutes behind all day. When I finally forced my toddler, ... Read on »
Swimming by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I've signed up for a new adventure. This summer, I'll be doing a race that is a run-swim-run. It's a 1K run in the sand, a 1K open ocean swim, and a 5K on the beach boardw ... Read on »
Boston by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Off to Boston again this week to see Dr. Steinman and be tethered to the Beth Israel hospital for them to collect at 24 hour urine sample. It's an odd thing, really, to be ... Read on »
The gospel according to me by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I get a lot (okay, not a lot, but let's pretend half a dozen is a lot) of emails from people who find my blog who are newly diagnosed that ask me lots of questions. How do I ... Read on »
Done. Now what? by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure 13.1 miles done and done. 2:23:21. I can honestly say I felt great crossing that finish line. I had a big dopey grin on my face, and I was whooping like an idiot. My knees ... Read on »
Crossing the finish line by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I started this whole hare-brained (or is it hair-brained?) idea of running a half marathon, I asked 3 other women to do it with me. Along the way, we've picked up a few ... Read on »
Night at the ER by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I got another "wow" from yet another health professional. I LOVE that. Last night, I drove myself to the ER with excruciating abdominal pain and vomiting that had occurr ... Read on »
Everybody has an opinion by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I had trouble having kids, I got all kinds of advice. "You have to gain some weight. That will help." "You need herbal supplements." "You just need to relax. ... Read on »
Missing the walk by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Normally, at this time of year, I'd be timidly asking folks to donate to the PKD walk, and I'd be packing up my kids and heading down to Virginia Beach or wherever to particip ... Read on »
The whys by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I went shopping for new shoes tonight. We took the whole fam-damily, as the store was having a buy one, get one half off sale, and my husband needs new shoes too. So we wres ... Read on »
5.2 by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Nope, not the number of my creatnine, or my phosporus levels, or any other crazy amount of numbers that I deal with these days. Those are miles, baby. I know that I said ... Read on »
It is time by Heather .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure When I write that, I think of the baboon monkey in 'The Lion King', you know, the one that was voiced by Benson . I also saw that guy as the Phantom of the Opera. The Wik ... Read on »