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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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After the Cystoscopy by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I went to the urologist on Friday afternoon. He wanted to do a cystoscopy to make sure that everything was okay with my bladder. A cystoscopy involves having a camera placed ... Read on »
Cystoscopy - Coming Soon? by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure This afternoon, I have to go and see my urologist. I was sent to him with a diagnosis of hematuria (and particulate in the urine). The suggested procedure is to have a cysto ... Read on »
(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 »
Cardiologist Appointment - June 18 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I went and saw my cardiologist on Thursday, June 18, 2009. I realize that it has been almost two weeks now since I went to see her, but that's not my fault. We have been ver ... Read on »
Not About Kidneys: But Still Important by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hi, it's Nathan. I know that it has been a while, but not too many exciting things have been happening (medically speaking) to me. However, I do have a major announcement. N ... Read on »
Post-Transplant Clinic: April 2, 2009 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had another quarterly post-transplant appointment with the Dallas Transplant Institute in lovely downtown Dallas, TX. Once again, it seems that I am doing well. Here ar ... 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 »
Magnetic Resonance Angiography of My Head by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Today, I had an MRA, or magnetic resonance angiogram, done of my head. For those of you that did not know, my mom died last month from complications after a burst brain aneu ... Read on »
All Continues to Go Well by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I realize it's been a few weeks since I have posted. But, everything has been going well. I had my last nephrologist appointment about a month ago. The doctor said that ever ... Read on »
Saturday's Treatment by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had my third outpatient dialysis treatment last Saturday. Everything went well through the treatment until after they had unhooked me and were ready to send me home. When ... Read on »
Second Treatment by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well, I had my second outpatient dialysis treatment last night, and it was great. They took off 1900 ml of fluid, and I did not have any blood pressure problems. My arm is s ... Read on »
Outpatient Dialysis has Begun by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Last night was my first outpatient dialysis treatment. It went okay, but I guess it could have been better. I was there for four hours, and they originally had scheduled to ... Read on »
My Fistulagram by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I had my interventional radiology procedure (fistulagram) this morning. The radiologist said that the entire upper half of the fistula (in my uppper arm) is blocked. Blood ... Read on »
Sorry for the Delay by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Sorry for the delay, everyone. I was so busy at work and at home last week that I did not have time to update my blog. I realized that this was a blunder after the third o ... Read on »
Hemodialysis Patient Report Card for Nathan - Sep 2006 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hello everyone. I am posting today to give you my latest lab results. I am posting directly from blogger.com today, because I am going to attempt to insert pictures to sh ... Read on »
September 12 - Update by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Welcome to the blog everyone. It is Tuesday, September 12, 2006, and today is a pretty good day. Let me give everyone updates on what is going on, and hopefully you’ll lea ... Read on »
Update on Transplant Evaluation by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I’m writing today to give everyone an update on the transplant evaluation that my friend Josh is undergoing. Josh called me Wednesday morning to let me know that his testin ... Read on »
Kelly Solheim by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I am writing today to inform you all of some exciting news. A friend of mine from high school, Kelly Solheim, is going to participate in one of the many 2006 PKD Walks that ... Read on »
October 2006 Lab Report by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It is time, once again, to read my possibly interesting lab reports. This is the stack of charts that I get on a monthly basis that reveal to me how well my dialysis is goi ... Read on »
Transplant Update by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It’s time for another update for my loyal blog readers (and, for all of you new people that have recently started reading along). At my last posting, I was pondering about ... Read on »