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POTASSIUM UPDATE

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I HAD MY APPOINTMENT WITH MY KIDNEY SPECIALIST YESTERDAY AND SHE WAS IMPRESSED WITH MY 37 LB. WEIGHT LOSS SINCE LAST VISIT. HOWEVER, MY POTASSIUM WAS 5.5 AND SHE SAID IT WILL FLUCTUATE, BUT I HAVE TO BE REALLY CAREFUL AND MAKE SURE I ONLY CHOOSE LOW POTASSIUM FOODS. I HAVE A REALLY GOOD LIST OF ALL NUTRIENTS I ORDERED FROM HEALTH CANADA. WHILE GOING THROUGH THIS, I AM HAVING TROUBLE FINDING FOODS THAT ARE BELOW 200 gm. OF POTASSIUM, EVEN FISH THAT SHOULD BE GOOD FOR YOU. I AM READY TO PULL MY HAIR OUT ONE STRAND AT A TIME PRESENTLY.

I AM PRAYING THAT GOD WILL GUIDE ME TO THE PROPER FOODS WITHOUT SPENDING AN HOUR LOOKING, BUT THEN WITHOUT WORK NOTHING IS SUCCESSFUL. IT'S LIKE WITHOUT PAIN , NO GAIN. GUESS I WILL GO TROUGH THIS BOOKLET AND KEEP LOOKING AT WHAT I CAN EAT.

THANK YOU FOR BEING SUPPORTIVE AND STANDING MY ME DURING THIS TRYING TIME. MY NEXT BLOOD WORK IS ON TUESDAY NEXT WEEK. I WILL UPDATE SOONER BECAUSE MY DOCTOR SHOULD GET THE RESULTS IN A COUPLE OF DAYS.

GOD BLESS EVERYONE AND HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

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JANIEWWJD 11/19/2012 10:44PM

    Hope everything continues to go well for you!!! Stay safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
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BLUEKITTYJAN 11/18/2012 10:45PM

    emoticon I am saying a little prayer for you. Are they going to have you give blood to thin the potassium down? That is what they usually do. Good luck on your search for potassium foods. Since it isn't a requirement it's rarely on the nutrition labels. With your weight loss you don't want to switch to junk food that rarely has any vitamins. Great work. emoticon

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SUZI219 11/17/2012 10:36AM

    emoticon on your weight loss!!

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THINAGIN2 11/16/2012 6:07PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss! Praying that you can find the right foods! Keep on keeping on!

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TATTER3 11/16/2012 6:55AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!

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ROZEEROZ1 11/16/2012 1:49AM

    You are doing well with the 37 pound loss. I have the reverse problem that you have. I have to watch my sodium and use potassium to lower the sodium. Life has its challenges.

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SENATOR9 11/16/2012 12:31AM

    37 lbs awesome.Hope you find something

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FLEMIDG 11/16/2012 12:16AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss. I can imagine how frustrating it is trying to find foods that are low in potassium. I do hope you are able to get some information soon.

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CINDYCHARLENE 11/15/2012 11:02PM

    WOW isn't life interesting. I guess the good Lord is going to see to it that we learn as much as we can about out precious bodies so that we can get and keep them healthy. Not everyone is alike and needs to do different things and the only one that really knows each one of us well enough to quide us in the right direction is He who made us.

I only have one kidney due to cancer and I guess I ought to be studying what I need to do and eat to keep the remaining one healthy. I haven't read enough of your posts to know what your particular problem is with your kidney but God bless you in your efforts to find the foods you can eat to keep your potassium low. And indeed congratulations on your 37 lb weight loss.

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1MANKNEY 11/15/2012 7:50PM

    I'm impressed with your 37 pound weight loss, too. Good for you! emoticon

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DEBBY4576 11/15/2012 6:28PM

    Dieting is hard enough. but have a restrictive diet makes it harder. You will figure it out. Bet someone with knowledge, or has had it happen to them will give you a list. Hang in there, you are doing good.

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FEMISLIM 11/15/2012 5:42PM

    Thanks God for the good results. He will guide you in your food choices too. remain blessed. It is well with you.

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BYEFATNANNY 11/15/2012 3:49PM

    Hi, I just happened to see the title of you blog. My husband was rushed to the hospital a couple years ago, because his Potassium was too hight. Not to scare you, but his was caused by a bad mix of medication, not eating too much. Hope you are well and wow congrats on the 37 lbs.!

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OJ_2_OK 11/15/2012 3:43PM

    37lbs is such an awesome feat! But avoiding potassium seems like a task in itself! Good luck you're doing a great job so far.

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NELLIEC 11/15/2012 3:23PM

    I am just amazed that you have to have low potassium. For me, with my ostomy, it is the other way around, since I tend to lose potassium and sodium.

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EDITOR 11/15/2012 2:00PM

    Joan, thanks for the update. The key is staying out of the hospital. Hope you can continue exploring foods that are good for you.

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KAYDE53 11/15/2012 1:36PM

    A lot of times, it's just the opposite, like with my niece, she can't keep her potassium levels high enough. Either way, it's a pain, and very wearing for the person trying to do it. Praying for you!! emoticon

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DSBRIDE 11/15/2012 1:23PM

    I can so relate to this post. My husband had just found out 2 months ago he had to watch his potassium as it was too high, he also has diabetes and high blood pressure and the meds he was on contributed to this too. He was told not to eat any whole wheat products, brown rice or lots of veggies that we had been doing to try to lose weight. So opposite from the good things we were told. He was told to eat white bread, white potatoes instead of sweet and white rice and pasta.

Two months later we still don't know where we stand. In a few weeks he goes for a blood test to find out how he did. Meanwhile with no sugar meds, his sugar is running about 130-140 fasting and the MD oked it. Before it was terrible and he was told to lose weight as a cure all.

How do you lose weight with no veggies and all that white stuff. He is a solid, built man who did heavy duty work his whole life. He's about 235 now and trying to lose but it's not easy. He goes just so long and then has a day or two of eating because he can't stand it anymore. I feel so bad for him but I just don't know what to do.

Please share whatever you find out that will help make this easier and I will too. I know that just about anything that is good for you on a diet is bad for you with potassium and vise versa.

Sending hugs and prayers!

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PATRICIA441 11/15/2012 1:22PM

  The stores are finally coming out with healthier choices. Hopefully, they can have a section for your problem. Can the doctor give you a list for low potassium foods? Or the American Medical Association? Hope it all come out for you! emoticon you can do it!!

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LOLAINSC 11/15/2012 1:09PM

    So glad to get an update on you. The whole idea of trying to keep potassium low is mindblowing because it is found in the healthy foods. I certainly can understand why someone who is trying to eat right and lose weight would be tearing her hair out at also trying to keep potassium low--even vitamin pills have potassium!

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PURPLE180 11/15/2012 1:09PM

    Praying for your guidance. emoticon emoticon

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SANDRALEET 11/15/2012 1:08PM

    Its hard to have limited money and food choices.

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CANADIANGIRL15 11/15/2012 12:51PM

    I understand how frustrating that must be. Praying for God's guidance for you.
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