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Sunday 30th Oct

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hi everyone, thank you for your concerns. I was ok when I got up this morning. Tested my sugar this morning and it was 5.2 which is fantastic. So maybe it was down yesterday. I do usually have high blood pressure so not sure what is happening there.

I will try to get a appointment tomorrow as my doctor has shifted surgeries so this will be his first day at the new surgery. I don't really like going to anyone else because then you have to go through the whole story of your life LOL. The thing is I trust this doctor.

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MOTLEM 10/31/2011 12:56AM

    Hope all goes well with your appointment.

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 10/30/2011 11:07PM

    Hope all goes well at your doctor's appointment. (what does '..has shifted surgeries..." mean? New office space?)

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WENDYJM4 10/30/2011 10:41PM

    thank you for your concerns. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning at 8.30am. I will let you know how I get on.

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JILL313 10/30/2011 1:08PM

    Even though your feeling better you need to talk to your Dr. and find out what he thinks. . .I'm praying you're ok and will get his advice soon. God Bless.



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DUCKYONTHERUN 10/30/2011 12:11PM

    Wendy, things are always better when you trust your doctor. How true. Hope all goes well. Take care Sweetie.

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OPALMOON 10/30/2011 5:18AM

    All the best with the doctor appointment, Wendy. Take care and have a good evening.


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MILLYMOUSE1 10/30/2011 3:53AM

Good luck with your doctor I hope all is ok with your sugar


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CTEMPLE 10/30/2011 3:42AM

    Great that you're feeling better Wendy!

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SUSIEPH1 10/30/2011 2:55AM

    That's great news Wendy!.
Best to have a check up!!

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Saturday 29th Oct

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gee the week has flown, I have been keeping myself busy. Food/calories have been excellent. I did 6 3/4 hours of exercises for the week which when you put it like that it does not seem very much LOL. I felt it though LOL. Thanks to one of my challenges to put down how long you exercises. I was shocked. It felt like much more.

Goal for next week is 7 hours of exercises.

I am trying to be very conscious of not over doing the exercises because of the CKD. I really don't want to burn out again. I am trying to use my head LOL.

Couldn't weigh again this morning as I wasn't very steady. Don't know what that is all about but as soon as I got out of bed I nearly fell over, this lasted about 2 hours and then I was fine after that. I am going to go to the doctors and tell him this one day next week.

Have a great weekend everybody.

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ONEWAYSTREET 10/29/2011 10:18PM

  Good grief... get to the Dr pronto.... I am worried about you... can't imagine how you must feel going thru this...
Take care... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/29/2011 10:26AM

    Could you be having low blood pressure when you get up? My lil sis (stage 4 CKD AND lymphoma) gets this. Just a thought.

Anyway, glad you had a good week, and proud of your exercise time this week! That's fabulous.

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SUSIEPH1 10/29/2011 7:05AM

    Hi wendy love!
Congratulations on your great week ..
Do you think your blood sugar may have dropped ?
If you are not eating enough this could happen...
Good idea to see your doctor about it ..will be very interested the hear what he thinks ...
Love and Hugs
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OPALMOON 10/29/2011 6:47AM

    HI Wendy,

I think you are doing really well with your exercises - good on you! Even though I have been out of circulation, my Spark friends have still been in my thoughts. Take care and have a good weekend.

Blessings and hugs,



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MILLYMOUSE1 10/29/2011 6:33AM

You take it easy if it happens again don't wait to see your doctor try and see him ASAP your baody must be telling you something

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Thursday 27th Oct

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thank you every one for your comment on my last blog. Your comments are very much appreciated.
I had a wonderful day full of exercises. I ended up doing about 2 1/2 hours total. Even went down to the beach and sat in the water for a while. Water is still a bit cold though.
Another thing I have realized in the last couple of days is just how well I am eating but now having trouble getting enough calories in. LOL. I didn't realise how much emotional eating I was doing when I was feeling tired all the time. I was hungry pretty much hungry all the time, now I have to consciously eat more.

Doing really well in the protein again, I am on a low protein and low sodium diet. So I am really happy with what I am achieving.

I hope I have a loss this week but it doesn't matter as I know I have done everything possible this week. If I haven't lost I know I will soon.

Tomorrow's plan is not to do so much exercising LOL.

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JANEZAP 10/28/2011 12:34AM

    Good to hear ur doing well, keep it up! Xxx

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MOTLEM 10/27/2011 9:41PM

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DUCKYONTHERUN 10/27/2011 5:13PM

    Wendy, it's wonderful to see you being so positive. It inspires me when I feel down. Thank you for your posts.

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DAVIDPRESCOTT 10/27/2011 4:59PM

    You're awesome! Nice ot be able to say you are not exercising tomorrow cause you have done your quota instead of cause you can't be bothered.

yay for you:)


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SUSIEPH1 10/27/2011 1:59PM

    So glad you are feeling so good my friend, keep on doing what you are doing !!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/27/2011 12:58PM

    Keep on taking such good care of yourself! It pays off.

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another good day.

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!
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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

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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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