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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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(246) Monday Misadventures and a Pending Cystoscopy by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure So, I probably should have tried and blog about this yesterday, but I didn't take the time to do it. I wanted to let everyone know, for starters, that I am still okay and as ... 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 »
11 Months Later: The Transplanted Kidney Works Great! by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well, it has now been a little over 11 months (not since I last posted, silly) since I had my kidney transplant. I have to say that everything is going great. I went to my ... Read on »
16 Gauge Needles Again by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I am in dilaysis again tonight, posting from my chair. They are using the 16-gauge needles again tonight. I was on the 15's for one week, and I imagine that I'll be on the 1 ... Read on »
2009 Glofil Test and 2nd Kidneyversary by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Greetings everyone! I'm here to report on more great news. I had my 2009 Glofil test on Thursday, January 8, 2009. As far as I know, the results should be good (since the ... 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 »
3500 milliliters on Tuesday by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had another decent dialysis treatment on Tuesday. When I went in, I weighed 71.0 kg, which is 3 kg more than my normal weight of 68.0 kg. They had to take off 3.5 lite ... Read on »
4 AM Thursday by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The phone rang at 4:00 am this morning (about an hour ago) to tell me to get down to Baylor Dallas for a blood draw and then to head to Fort Worth to see if I am a match. I ... Read on »
4 Needles, and then 3 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I am here at dialysis tonight, and I have a few minutes, so I think I”m going to update my blog. It is Thursday, August 10, and I have been to two treatments since I wrot ... Read on »
400 ml/min by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It’s been another week, so it’s time for a blog update. I got an instant message from a friend today telling me that they hadn’t seen any blog updates in a while, so this i ... Read on »
414 Flow Rate by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Last night at dialysis was the quarterly test of access flow rates. The technician told me that they do the testing on a regular basis, and since I am using the large needl ... Read on »
7 am Monday Morning by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Welcome to Monday morning, faithful blog readers. I can see (by looking at my counter statistics) that my daily readership has gone up quite a bit since Thursday night. I ... Read on »
A Couple of Illustrations by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hello everyone! Welcome to Wednesday. I got bored with my camera phone the other day, so I thought I would take a picture of all of the medication that I am taking. Now, ... Read on »
A Few Updates by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hello everyone. I have a few updates to make this evening before I go to bed. First off, I got an e-mail from Kala this week. She has her two appointments scheduled, ... Read on »
A Positive Blood by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I talked to my transplant coordinator earlier this week. She said that my status is back on (since I was placed on hold after having my gall bladder removed). I also asked ... Read on »
A Radical Nephrectomy by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure On Monday, June 6, 2005, the doctors came to get me for my surgery. The procedure is called a "radical nephrectomy", which means that they are going to remove an entire kidn ... Read on »
A Slight Drip by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had another successful dialysis treatment Thursday night. The only problem was that one of my needles started leaking about 20 minutes into my treatment. I think I moved ... Read on »
A Successful First Week by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I was released from the hospital Friday afternoon after four successful dialysis treatments. They have set me up at an outpatient dialysis clinic for the Tuesday, Thursday, ... Read on »
Access Flow Not Running Well by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure They tested my access flow again on Thursday. They are looking for a value greater than 400, but I tested at 288. The nurse said that I need to be seen by a vascular docto ... Read on »
Access Flow Tested on Tuesday by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure They tested my dialysis access flow (again) on Tuesday. This is the second test. The test consists of switching the direction that my blood flows (pulling from the normal ... Read on »