Kidney Disease or Kidney Failure.

posted 1 year ago in Wellness
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Sugar bee

No advice, but good luck! Fingers crossed. <3

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Honey Beekeeper

@redheadem:  “No advice, but good luck! Fingers crossed. <3″

Same here!  I hope you get good news!

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Sugar Beekeeper

I have a friend that had kidney disease when she was very young – she’s had 2 or 3 transplants and has been on dialysis practically her whole life.  It was pretty bad for a while I’m not going to lie, but she’s been doing great medically for the past few years. She lives a normal life now – has a job as a nurse, etc. I have lost touch with her over the years so I don’t know all the details….

My uncle had a kidney removed and he has been great ever since.

My grandmother has some kidney issues – stage 3 or 4 kidney failure in addition to CHF and a host of other medical issues.  They’ll put her on dialysis sooner rather than later but considering how bad all of that sounds she is actually doing great for 80 years old with so many issues.  She can take care of herself and do most of the normal activity 80 year old people do!  

Hoping for good news for you today, hun.  Keep us posted. 

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Helper bee

First off, I would stay positive if I were you.  Even if you have kidney disease, there are LOTS of options/treatments for you!  My uncle had kidney disease/failure (due to an issue he was born with) back in the 70s before I was born, but with the way technology was back then, it was a struggle for him.  He had 2 transplants, one semi-functioned for a while, but then failed too.  But diseases like this now are MUCH more manageable–both with medicines and with transplants (so say the docs at the Cleveland Clinic—and they know their stuff!!).  Kidney disease can result in a transplant, but they are typically HIGHLY sucessful, and your body can obviously function on one, as well, so that is a HUGE plus.  My dad has liver failure, and is waiting for a transplant (we had a dry run the other day) but with that, you get one shot. 

I can understand how stressed you would be waiting until you heard the results, but positive thoughts bring about positive situations.  The best thing you can do is talk about it — which is great that you’re here confiding in us!  Good luck, and I hope to hear back from you in a few days that it was a false alarm!

 

 

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Bumble bee

I had a bladder infection that led to a kidney infection and kidney failure about 5 years ago and it was one of the most painful experiences of my life. I can’t offer any advice, but I applaud you for being proactive about testing for it! Kidney failure and dialysis are no fun. Hope all turns out well!!

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Buzzing bee

Definitely sending healthy vibes your way! I would definitely hold off on plans to TTC until you get the all clear, though.

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Newbee

i had a kidney disease when i was about 14 years old. it was called glomerularnephritis. which is basically inflammation of the kidney tubules..i was always a heatlhy and active child and one day i woke up with a fever a swollen face and swollen legs all the way down to my ankles…i also had 6+ protein in my urine. it was scary esp being a kid at the time i didnt know if it was very serious or not…i ended up spending about 5 days in the hospital with a lot of needle sticks and a new born baby crying in the same room as me separated by a curtain.

i ended up having to be on two types of medicine, a steroid to help with the inflammation and a blood pressure medicine which also helped with the scarring on my kidney from biopsy. 

it was tough as i had to be on a very strict low salt diet which sucked!! i love food so much and everything i ate from that pt on tasted like air…but i have to say 10 years later i am healthy as can be.

it was a tough age to have such a crazy thing happen to you, but as an older person going thru similar things i thnk it will be alot easier to deal with and manage. i never wanted to take my medicine or i would sneak down to eat regular foods and i wasnt able to do any strenous exercises and i was so into being a part of the track team and field hockey.

so just some advice take care of yourself. it was hard as a kid but i can imagine much more manageable as an adult. and i hope everything turns out ok and isnt that serious!

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