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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I woke up feeling amazing again today so it really confirms what I said in yesterday's blog. You are never too old to learn about yourself. LOL. It is incredible how different I feel now to a few days ago. I will be making notes of this to ask my Nephrologist next time time I see him.

Kidney disease affects all people differently and there is really no set pattern to this disease mainly due to there being so many different types of CKD.

Even though I have had this for 27 years it is only since I had a partial nephrectomy 18 months ago (partial removal of a kidney) that my CKD has deteriorated. I actually went from Stage 3 to Stage 5 basically on the day of the operation. For those who don't know stage 5 is called "end stage renal failure'. I am fighting it as I have improved my function since that time but still am in the last stage but I am stable which is a good place to be.

With my life style changes I hope to keep stable and hold off dialysis for as long as possible.
I am doing everything that I can to prolong the life of my kidneys.

So that is why I am so happy with this feeling of wellness.

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I.M.MAGIC 10/27/2011 8:35AM

    An operation of ANY kind throws things off, and you were especially vulnerable... and very fortunate to have all that you do in your life!

I'm LOVING that you have found and revealed to yourself the wonder that is you--because you are SO special!

Be well, dear friend!
Kathy emoticon

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MOTLEM 10/26/2011 10:57PM

    I am so happy to read that you are feeling so good. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CTEMPLE 10/26/2011 9:23PM

    Great Dear Wendy, still no ADSL.

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 10/26/2011 8:16PM

    I hope your kidney function continues to improve, Wendy. Your positive attitude has got to be helping!

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DUCKYONTHERUN 10/26/2011 7:36PM

    Wendy, you are awesome. You inspire me.

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CBEVNOW 10/26/2011 3:12PM

    Love you Wendy, be positive. Yes we are all different in this disease, watch your diet and try to get a little exercise in. At the moment i am limited to 15 minutes at a time on computer and 2 hours off, due to my eye surgery and this time i am not to bend or lift, so i am taking it easy. So to you take it easy.

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ORCHIDLADY56 10/26/2011 1:27PM

    Glad that you are feeling good and in control!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/26/2011 12:27PM

    HUGS! Glad it's a good day for you. You deserve it!!

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 10/26/2011 5:38AM

    I am so glad for you...I am praying for you right now...

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SUSIEPH1 10/26/2011 1:51AM

    So Happy you are doing well, and feeling so confident Wendy good nutrition it the key to good health I firmly believe that!
also exercise is essential to keep the bloods flowing to all extremities .
I am so very proud of you my friend!!
hugs Susie

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JILL313 10/26/2011 1:36AM

    It's so glad to hear your feeling so great--that makes me happy too. Now, I'm going to read yesterday's blog and see if you know why.



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Tuesday 25th Oct

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hi everyone, I have had the most perfect day today, I am feeling really well. First day I have had energy to burn for about 2 months. Yesterday was a shocker. I usually get out of bed feeling lethargic and with aches and pain.

I have low haemoglobin, this is one of issues I have due to chronic kidney disease. So I usually have an iron infusion about every 6 months and give myself a needle every fortnight. I start to feel this way about 6 weeks before the iron infusion and it that about another month before I start to feel normal again. It is now just over a month that I had my last iron infusion and I woke up feeling absolutely brilliant.

I have achieved a lot today, lots of housework, went for a walk, did other exercises. My son said do some pushups and me being smart did 10 modified ones. It surprised both of us.

So I am now looking forward to about the next 4 months of normality. It does bring back memories of writing here of how much I have achieved before.

To me in writing this it is now all making sense of how great I feel and feel like I can do anything, then how I can deteriorate and it is a effort to do exercise and to carry out my daily life.

I am still learning about this CKD and how it can affect me. I have learnt more by being able to blog and it has given me a chance of understanding what it is doing to me and my body.

So as I said a happy, healthy day at long last. A good frame of mind. LOL

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CBEVNOW 10/26/2011 3:14PM

    I believe 99 percent of people with CKD are anemic. I know i am. but not like you. Just try not to over do it

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JILL313 10/26/2011 1:38AM

    So, now I know why you're feeling better and sure hope you continue to feel great for a very long time. Take Care.



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SUSIEPH1 10/25/2011 3:31PM

    How Wonderful Wendy!!.So glad you are feeling so good!!. You can do this love, and make your life and health so much better..
Lots of love and admiration for you sticking to this way of life!!
Hugs Susie
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DUCKYONTHERUN 10/25/2011 11:38AM

    It's wonderful to see you feeling so positive! So happy for you.

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I.M.MAGIC 10/25/2011 10:58AM

    SO happy for you! we all need that... emoticon

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CTEMPLE 10/25/2011 6:34AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
I have bad iron absorption so I know how bad it feels!
Must go now, my Internet is down so I'm on 3G.

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Saturday 22nd Oct

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hi everyone, I did manage to weigh today took a few times but I did finally get a weight. I have put on about 5 lbs in about 3 months but now I need to get that off again. Not happy that I put that on but I am happy it wasn't more.

It is so easy to think that you are eating ok. I was writing it down but honestly you can cheat when it is on paper because all I was documenting was the calories. To be healthy you also need all the other nutritional information to be there, I believe this is equally important as the calories.

By tracking in the last 10 days has shown me that I need to clean up my eating again even though the calories are fine, it is everything else, nutrition wise.
This site does make you accountable to yourself.

The time without my computer I did pull my computer room apart and tidied it up. As I do family history as well as Sparks the room was a mess, paper everywhere, this has now been sorted out to where it should have been put in the first place ie my bookshelves. LOL. It is a pleasure to sit in here now. LOL. So that was one thing I achieved by not having a computer.

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TAMI1691 10/23/2011 2:20AM

    good to see you on your path of continual improvement.
tracking what you are eating is an eye opener for sure

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I.M.MAGIC 10/22/2011 8:07PM

    Actually, I am SO proud of you! I KNOW how hard you must have worked to keep the "damage" to a bare minimum like that, and that SP will make it easier to get the little bit taken care of quickly...

You have also inspired me--since I can only do this for short spurts, I'm going to find some one-handed ways to de clutter--WISH ME LUCK! LOL

Kathy emoticon emoticon

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DUCKYONTHERUN 10/22/2011 7:29PM

    Wendy, thanks for sharing with us.

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JILL313 10/22/2011 3:30PM

    It's wonderful that you de-cluttered your computer room. I need to do that to my whole house as hate to throw things away thinking someday I'll use it. Being your back on Track now I have no doubt you'll lose those 5 pounds pretty quickly. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Take Care Sweetie!



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1CRAZYDOG 10/22/2011 9:17AM

    Glad to have you back!! Well, you're on top of those lbs., know what to do and they'll vanish as you keep sparking.

Missed you too!! Isn't it amazing the things we can accomplish when the computer is down! I really have to keep on top of paper clutter.

Keep sparking. You are worth it.

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SUSIEPH1 10/22/2011 4:39AM

    Thats great Wendy .. sound like you have a plan !
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CTEMPLE 10/22/2011 2:57AM

    there's always good from bad!

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MOTLEM 10/22/2011 2:50AM

    To put on ONLY 5 pounds throughout the whole of winter is a great achievement in my eyes. I thought I'd done well with putting on 6.6 pounds as I usually put on about 10 over the course of the winter; then take it off before Christmas. But you did better than me with only 5 pounds.

Yes, it's very easy to cheat when doing just the calories. I still do it sometimes, yuk! As you say, nutrition is everything and it's always good to be accountable.

Glad your computer room is fine now. I wish I could say the same for my spare room. It's hard to get in there for the accumulated stuff.

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CBEVNOW 10/22/2011 2:41AM

    So glad you are back with us. Its so odd my computer room gets so messy too. wonder why. I will have a paper here and one some where else. My file cabinet is in here also and my dressing table. books and more information on CKD . Its where i set to pay my bills and i keep my meds in here also.
You will lose the weight take your time with it. emoticon

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Friday, October 21, 2011

yes my new scales are digital and because of my problems I have had in the past I have body movement. I have written about this before in another blog. Although my old digital ones worked fine so I don't know if these are more sensitive or not. I have just put my 4 kgs weights on it and they worked fine then I stood on them and could not get a reading.

Thursday calories 1421 plus 1 hour of exercise re exercise class
Friday 1286 calories no exercises.

Plan on doing exercises tomorrow.

I will try to weigh in the morning, I will not hold my breath though. LOL

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MOTLEM 10/22/2011 2:09AM

    I bought a new beaut digital scales and cost me $99 12 months ago. I finished up giving them to my son because I'm blowed if I could get them to work.

The ones I've got now are awesome. They are called Speedo Dial Bathroom Scales. Model 2600 with a 150 kg or 23 stone capacity. Go look at: http://www.propert.com.au/catalogue

I can't remember now, but the cost was under $40 I think.

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SUSIEPH1 10/21/2011 5:09PM

    Hey Wendy love !!.
Just stay with your plan and healthy eating and exercise and all will be well ..
Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/21/2011 11:23AM

    How frustrating with the scale. Sorry!

Sounds like you're doing just fine, though. Keep sparking, my dear.

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DUCKYONTHERUN 10/21/2011 10:33AM

    Wendy, just stay on your plan, you are doing fantastic!

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Thursday 20th

Thursday, October 20, 2011

nutrition Tuesday calories 1533 1 hour of exercises
Wednesday 1147 calories 1 hour of exercises.

Met water intake, fruit and veg quota.

I was having trouble with my internet yesterday as I could not log or get my emails. This morning I found one of my cords was nearly out and yet the phone was still working which is using the same line. That is why I was quite on here. LOL.

Everything is going well. Worked really hard at my exercises this morning.

It is starting to get hotter here now so it is good weather for salads.
Hopefully I will be able to weigh on Saturday so see how much damage I did to myself without my computer and at the same time I has no scales. It was all happening.

So now I have the new computer and new scales, however each time I have tried to weigh I must be moving too much as I can't get a reading.

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I.M.MAGIC 10/20/2011 5:24PM

    Digital? so sensitive--but lots more accurate as a rule... hope you can get the new scale to work right!

Glad you"re back on board! emoticon

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DUCKYONTHERUN 10/20/2011 10:20AM

    Good job sticking to your good habits!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/20/2011 9:56AM

    Great exercise times! And the calories look like you're doing well also. So, I wouldn't worry a lot.

Is your scale digital? If it's acting "funky", I take my 2 five lb. free weights and put them on the scale. If it's reading 10 lbs., I know my readings are accurate. And putting the weights on the scale seems to recalibrate it, too, if it needs that. If it remains unreliable, I change the battery. That seems to do the trick.

Keep sparking my dear! Jealous of your warmer weather. We're going in the opposite direction. Yesterday and today it's rainy, very windy, gray and gloomy. UGH. Good soup weather. And with my cold, I'm making it chicken soup for supper tonight. Nothing better with a cold.

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SUSIEPH1 10/20/2011 3:32AM

    Hi Wendy !!
I love how positive you are my friend !! .
I have absolute faith in that you will achieve your goals !!
Love and Hugs

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JILL313 10/20/2011 1:23AM

    So glad your back and it's wonderful that your doing so well. Keep up the good work--you are amazing!



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CTEMPLE 10/20/2011 1:23AM

    You'll get there dear Wendy.

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