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Nathan M. Patient Expert

Plano, Texas
I have Polycystic Kidney Disease. I received a Kidney Transplant on January 11, 2007.
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July 3: Urologist Visit (Informational) by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Good morning everyone! I visited my urologist yesterday afternoon to discuss the results of my sonogram that the nephrologist took last Friday when I was in for my quarterly ... Read on »
It's Been Two Years Since My Last Blog Post by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure First up, the good news: Everything is going great with my transplant! Okay, now that I've got that out of the way, I can share a few other things with everyone. I've bee ... Read on »
No Throat Cancer by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure OK - so I had my follow-up appointment with the ENT about two weeks ago. I've just been busy and did not post any updates to the blog (sorry about that). As you may h ... Read on »
Sinus and Larynx Surgeries: The Next Day by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well, for those of you who read my last few posts, I would like to say: I have survived my surgery. We arrived at the hospital at 8:00 am. The nurse at the admittance desk t ... Read on »
Sunday, June 12, 2011 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It is one day before my surgery. Tomorrow I get to go in and have some procedures done. Here is what my doctor's orders say: I have been informed of the risks, possib ... Read on »
ENT Visit (Forever-Cough) by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure OK. Here's the story so far. I had some allergy-related coughing and sneezing back at the end of March. At my nephrologist appointment, the doctor prescribed me a Z-Pak (thi ... Read on »
Nephrologist Update: April 7, 2011 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure OK - so I'm back again, this weekend, trying to catch up on my blog posting. As you can see, I'm still posting one month in arrears. (I admit, I phrased that last sentence j ... Read on »
Cardiologist Update: April 5, 2011 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had my most recent cardiology appointment back on April 5, 2011. I last saw the doctor about six months ago. I will help you catch up, in case you have forgotten (or not b ... Read on »
Kidney-versary #4 (And Other News) by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure 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 ... Read on »
2010 Top Kidney Disease Blog Award by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It appears that I have "won" an award from certifiednursingassistant.org . I'm not quite sure what it all means, yet. The email that I received statesAs a website dedicat ... Read on »
September 15, 2010: Cardiologist Appointment by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hi there, faithful readers (or those of you that just happened to stumble onto this posting). Today is the updated that my normal readers were hoping to see last Sunday. U ... Read on »
July 8: Post-Transplant Appointment by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I last posted to my blog back in July. It is now almost the end of September. The easiest thing to draw from this is that I am a busy person and do not place a top priority ... Read on »
Cardiologist Appointment - June 15, 2010 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Today is Thursday, July 08, 2010, and I am sitting at the Nephrologist's office with my company laptop and MS Word as my only friend. I realized that I have not blogged in W ... Read on »
Posting on Another Blog? What? by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Good morning, everyone! It's 5:26 AM (CDT) here in Texas, and I'm writing a blog post. "Why are you doing that?", you may be asking yourself? I'm glad you asked. A fe ... Read on »
Three Years Post-Transplant by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Thanks for stopping by, everyone! This week is my three year kidney-versary! I received my donor kidney on January 11, 2007. It's been a wonderful three years. I had ... Read on »
oops by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure You know, I totally forgot to follow up on my nine-day illness. I did get better. After reading some comments on my previous post, I realized that I did not tell my readi ... Read on »
Follow-Up from Friday's Appointment by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I went to the doctor again on Friday. They said that the CMV test results were negative. At least that is a positive thing. They ran a sonogram on my transplanted kidney ... Read on »
(251) Nathan Gets Tested for CMV by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hello everyone! I'm writing today to let everyone in on what has been going on with me for the past week, and what they think is happening. The title is sort-of a spo ... Read on »
Follow-Up From Appointments by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I went in for my cardiologist's appointment and ran on the treadmill. I walked/ran for a little more than ten minutes to get my heart rate up over 161. The technician put me ... Read on »
Cystoscopy and Fan Question by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure As a qiuck follow-up, I am feeling much better. It has been almost a week since my cystoscopy, and I think I am doing fine. I am back to using the bathroom a normal number o ... Read on »