[quote=JW77;13960]Well, I had a decent hour long clinic appointment with my consultant yesterday & things are looking good. He is going to poke the technicians & nurses into moving things forward. I guess the tech’s are just waiting for an OK from the nurses, & an OK for the money as well! Blah silly paperwork.
I just wish more of the staff were like my consultant. Unfortunatly he’s based at another unit, although there are a few staff at my unit I’d consider to be ‘on the ball’ & aware of whats going on.
I hope it all goes throught well, hang in there!
I’ve got a lowish, Hb, 10.8 which explains my feeling foggy & lousy. My EPO dose has been upped to 10.000 iµ from 7,000 which should make a difference. He wants it between 11 & 13. It would also explain my loss of drive to do anything much except dialyse, sleep & watch TV.
What about iron, is ferritin and transferrin okay?
I’m also going to be weaned off the immunsuppressants from my remaining inactive transplant. First the cyclosporin, then the prednisolone. All of this will be very gradually, over months, & one drug at a time. Just in case something happens.
Please explain, what can happen by withdrawing from immunsuppressants?
If the kidney rejects, it might be painful, & it will have to come out. Trying NOT to think of that as it means an op, which will also be painful.
OR it may just sit there & do nothing.
So it’s the waiting game again for me!
Most likely it may need to be removed, depending on how bad the symptoms are…most common problem of having a non-working cadaver inside you is high blood pressure. After three years I needed to get my cadaver out.
I guess I’m sorta thinking aloud here, but just thought you might like to know!
Thanks for the update, we care!
For those of you not familiar with the machine I’ll be getting, just do a search in google images for Gambro AK95[/quote]
I believe its this machine? Is it?