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30th May 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

thank you everyone for all your good wishes. I had my blood test yesterday and unfortunately my parathyroid levels have increased yet again. Not good news.

This whole incident has left me doubting myself. I know I have taken care of me for years but whatever happened has destroyed my confidence. Not a good feeling. I only thing I have changed lately is that I went on Magnesium, I did a lot of research on the Net before I started and found out that I could take them with my Chronic Kidney disease.

Felt really good for about the first 4 weeks then I felt tired (worse than usual) and felt like I was brain dead. I then fluked on a webpage that said do not take Magnesium with CKD as the kidneys cannot absorb this and will turn toxic in the body. So much conflicting information. This has stressed me out and caused me to doubt myself.

I should add that I went off these over a week ago.

Over my time researching I had found a lot of info that had helped me deal with my health problems but this has rocked my boat.

I really do need to accept that i made a mistake and get on with it. I have been fighting CKD for over 29 years and was told about 25 or more years ago I would be on dialysis then. I have actually be told that many times but I am still not on dialysis so I must be doing something right.

I am now off sugar, ya for me.

Now I must get my life back under control.

PS after reading and thinking about this blog, I have remembered that I have done this before and can do it again. I need to remember the positives like when my Neph stated that "whatever I am doing, keep doing it". The comments from doctors and Specialists that I am looking really well. So many good comments. Even my blood test really could be worse. There are only a few things that are wrong.

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OPALMOON 5/31/2014 1:40PM

    Hi Wendy,
It is not you that made a mistake at all. There is a lot of information on health matters on the internet and I too have found things that are contradictory. You gave something a try and don't blame yourself for that. Having found out that magnesium isn't a good idea, you did the sensible thing and stopped taking it.
I understand the blood test results are of concern, but they are not your fault. The kidney and its surrounding glands affect other functions in the body, and some of it is out of your control. Eating right and getting of sugar are all great achievements, so you certainly have been doing a lot of things right.
I think you've had a lot of stress over the past few years that haven't helped matters, and for that reason the more you can focus on yourself and your needs, with the least amount of stress possible, the more that will help you health-wise as well.
No need to beat yourself up or feel you have to 'get over' anything - just take each day as it comes.
Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way - bug hugs, Nattacia

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SUSIEPH1 5/30/2014 3:57PM

    Wendy Darling . We all make mistakes .. But we learn from them ....
You're such a strong woman my love, and I admire your tenacity ..
Glad you are off the Sugar too! ..
Take one day at a time .. Allow your body to heal its self ..
It's never to late to learn to eat and drink healthy ..
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FELINEBETTER 5/30/2014 1:27PM

    Have faith, Wendy! You have shown all the naysayers that you are not that average patient. So you may have made a mistake! You've made many of them before, haven't you? Carry on as if that never happened and see what happens. I believe your winning attitude has carried you along this far -- it's still willing if you are!


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1CRAZYDOG 5/30/2014 10:12AM

    We can only do the best right now with the information we have right now. Maybe it DOES turn out that information isn't the best we find out sometimes in the future. But then you move on -- make adjustments and move on. You've done that. Kudos.

What's next w/the parathyroid??

HUGS and blessings, Wendy.

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