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DARLENEK04 Posts: 27,402
1/11/12 6:20 P

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Welcome Jill....sorry to hear about how hard this disease has hit your family.

Darlene

If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

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1/11/12 4:43 P

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welcome to SP and the team and good luck on your weight loss journey.
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1/11/12 3:02 P

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Welcome to the team! We JUST started a new thread where we list the different web sites/books/etc that support kidney disease patients and loved ones. Here is the link:
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Also, to get a structure for your new life style, go to your START page. Then, click on the "SparkPoints" mini tab at the top of the page. Scroll 3/4 of the way down the page you will see the "Diet Stage Challenges" section. This approach helps you makes changes to your eating and exercise habits in a realistic way rather than trying to do everything all at once.

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1/11/12 1:48 P

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Hi Jill - WOW! You can do this!

In our forums are lots of resources and information on maintaining kidney disease.

Do you see a renal dietitian? Or a nephrologist? I hope you find encouragement and support in our forums.

I am sorry for the loss of your father. Your family sure has its share of this disease (I know hereditary) - you can take control of your diet and exercise and how this disease affects you.

Please post questions - and let us know how we can help you.

Most of us are renal patients or family members taking care of loved ones with this disease.

I am in 3rd stage kidney failure - maintaining normal readings for 4 years now.

Jean

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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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1/11/12 1:30 P

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Hi, I am Jill. I've been off and on sparkpeople for over a year now. I was diagnosed back in May 2010 with Polycystic Kidney Disease. It runs in the family, but I guess I never did enough research about it. My dad had it, and he went through 2 kidney transplants in his lifetime along with dialysis. He was 45 when I was born and 70 when he passed away in 2001. My middle brother has it too. I think they knew since he was a child. My oldest brother and I were both tested as children, and it didn't show up. Back in March 2010 I went to my ob/gyn for my annual, and my blood pressure was high, abnormally. I guess I had been lucky I had always been a overweight and never had high blood pressure. Until then. I saw my primary care, told her about my family history, did some ultrasounds, and there they were. Cysts all over my kidneys. I am in the "just found out" stage still and my kidney function is strong at this point and I am on some meds for blood pressure and diuretics.

My brothers is still strong. His son has it. My cousin had it. So did his dad. Didn't find that out until over a year ago when I posted about it on facebook. He just had a transplant and is doing really well.

I am looking to gain information on how to lose weight and eat a healthy renal diet at the same time.

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