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1/23/11 1:18 A

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CE- Dental ins.Did you know Humana has a dental plan? I checked their ins. plans. i believe you can get a dental plan separate. I know when you get there ins the dental plan is separate and the cost is like 14.00 for about 1000.00 worth of dental and includes cleaning ,x rays exam etc. another is about 23.00 for 1500.00, 2 cleanings ,exam, x rays etc. you might trying to check this out. emoticon
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1/1/11 9:16 P

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Welcome Ce-glad you joined us, i wish you didnt have too, meaning this means you have Kidney Disease which is not fun. I also had very high blood pressure, and also took nasids for osteoporosis, which they believe is the cause. I was told about 1and half years ago i had this.I also was shocked, always going and doing and working and then bam it seems I'm tired all the time. I'm in stage 3 but in Nov. my Renal doc. said i was stage 4 with GFR of 29, but a year ago it was 23% and i brought it up to 46%.i have not had a good repore with my nephrologist, she has not been very good, What i have learned i did my self on web. and visited local dialysis center and the dietitician their was so great i learned so much from her. I will be going to new Neph. Jan.4, so hoping and praying for good news.Im going to try to get Humana Ins. emoticon emoticon You sound as tho you are doing good, take care of your self.
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1/1/11 9:13 P

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Welcome! I hope you find much support and helpful information to love your kidneys.
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But even the best of these years are filled with pain and trouble;soon they disappear, and we are gone."(Psalms 90:10)

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1/1/11 8:45 P

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I am 50 years old and was diagnosed with ESRD in May of 09. It was quite a shock. I had developed high blood pressure a few months previously and the Dr. had been trying to find a BP drug that worked for me that I was not allergic to. I ended up in the hospital one night with scarily high BP. After running tests, the nephrologist came in & told me I had stage 4 ESRD and that I would probably need dialysis and a transplant.
My biggest questions were Why and How. Not why me? but Why did this not get noticed before? The kidney dr. got my labs from my regular dr. and looked them over.(I love my regular dr. & my nephrologist. They work closely together.) Apparently, my #'s must have been going up and down because he showed me that the #'s all looked to be in the "normal" range. If my BP hadn't shot up that night, it might have been even longer before it was found. I did not go on dialysis right away. The dr. recommened it but my #'s were up where I could survive without it. I put it off until April of '10. I finally couldn't take being tired and not wanting to eat anything (both my drs. were getting concerned about my weight loss). I have been on dialysis since then. I go 3 days a week/4 hours at a time. It's been a big adjustment. BUT the first day after I had my first treatment (in the hospital) I woke up and was hungry! Both my drs. just about danced for joy!
I am trying to get on the transplant list but one of the conditions is a dental exam and I do not have dental insurance. Nobody that I've talked to will take a new patient w/o insurance. The search continues.
My husband wants to be a donor but we are different blood types. We want to do the cross matching but I still have to get that dental exam!
I respect all of you that have donated kidneys. I wish more people would. Last August, my husband & I did a "walk" for the NKFI (National Kidney Foundation of Illinois). We talk about organ donation to almost everyone that we meet. It is vitally important.
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