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Jean, glad things are going well, your post even sounds hectic. Yes please take care of you also.
Roses, the best to you.
Claire, I had to laugh at your post, sounds like something I would do, up side down. I imagine you did say a few xxoo words.
I am getting ready to go to see my Nephrologist tomorrow. I'm hopeing for the best.

C

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Good luck Roses!!!


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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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Good morning everyone!

I do not know where February went - I have been busy with school, still taking care of mom and dad- dad had surgery yesterday and I have finals this week.

My chronic kidney disease was OUT of control earlier this month and I had to take some time for me - sorry I was MIA - I am much better now with rest and good nutrition. School is taking its toll on me, but I have to finish school, I need to be able work in a decent job on my butt. I have one more year... I am taking the last part of summer off!

At any rate - I hope everyone is loving their kidneys. I did goodies today and I posted some new/old info. I will update the forums for March.. as it is coming way to fast!

Love your kidneys and take care of you.
I will try to stop by a few pages later in the week after finals.
Take care and God bless you!
Jean

Dad: BIBLE: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth

Leader:Loving Our Kidneys
Kidney Failure is the 8th leading cause of death in USA


"Seventy years are given to us! Some may even reach eighty.
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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I have heard from the nursery job that I put in for. They want to interview me. I can hardly wait. I am so excited. Wish me luck!!!

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I'm cleaning, too, before it gets too hot here. The other day, I took down the screens for both my sliding doors. Wresting those things on and off is a test of engineering and patience. I'm great at the engineering part but patience is not one of my virtues. A bit of cussing, I admit.

It was inevitable that, yes, I muscled them back into place over the squeeky clean windows. And i stood back finally to admire my handy work.

They were upside down. Both of them.

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I am still having some swelling, its not as bad though. The weekend was pretty routine for me.
Did a little Spring cleaning, Starting in the living room. You know moving things around, and vacuum, all those things that are hard to get to, like behind the giant TV, etc. Scott (son) was my mover. He then made Spaghetti sauce, some we will freeze. I went to thrift shop, looking for some mens long sleeve shirts to wear around the house like you would wear a sweater, I cant stand to be to hot.
I still haven't got my Stove or Fridge yet, I will look on Wed.
I am going to see my Nephrologist Wed, and for some reason I feel like it wont be good, I have been so tired and semi stressed. I don't know what semi stressed is except I try to control it, so it semi. LOL Have a good week.
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Roses I hope you find what you are looking for,(job). There was a big ad here that Home Depo is hiring all over the US, full and part time. U would be great in there garden dept. with all your knowledge of gardening. emoticon
C

Ellen, I hope they get your health under control ASAP, I know you must be in pain and not knowing is very hard on ones health also.
You are on this earth because God loves you and we care also. Hang in there .
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GM everyone, I hate to sound like a broken record, I still have the thyroid nodule that has to be removed but I have a lung infection and have to see a pulmonary doc on the 28th of march, their so booked I have to wait, but I wish I could get help now as this has been going on 2 months and it hurts to breathe in and out, so its really a bad infection. They gave me zpak and it did nothing, and they dont' seem to know what to do their baffled, so I hope this is not a super bug, I get so tired of telling you ladies bad news, but I don't know why I can't handle just one problem and not get two more.

I still have to sleep with the windows open, the old boiler heat is bad, when I can I have to move out of here, they never told me when I moved in you could not regulate it and it was always hot in here, the temp always is at 80 or 82 and it never gets better. I got lymph nodes popping out all over my body and some hurt, so I wish they would just fix me and not let me suffer, I feel so bad sometimes I wonder why I'm still on earth.

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I have to help my neice sell Girl Scout cookies tomorrow night at the piggly wiggly. I have looked at them so much that I don't even want any any more.

Waiting to hear from the Board of Education to see if I got a substitute position this time or am I going to have to wait until next year to re-apply next year. Have some other applications out there also that I am waiting to hear from. Waiting to see if Lowe's will be hiring any seasonal help this year. If so and I see that I am not going to get one of the others I am going to apply. May do it anyway. Wish me luck.



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I love those cookies. I didny buy this year. Tell him to hide them from you. Or eat 2 a day.
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My husband came home with Girl Scout cookies today...

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Dakota, I hope you are feeling better and breathing better. with your weather so cold and you sleeping with window open I hope you don't get sick from that.
Roses, its nice to just do something for you , like reading a book.
My husband went fishing today and Scott had to work so I watched a movie I had taped a few weeks ago. fixed dinner, hamburgers, spinach, baked pot. all organic, it was good. I did vacuum the house. Why is it that when the men are home, every thing seems to get untidy.
C

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I got a primary doc appt tomorrow whatever infection I have went into my lungs, it hurts to breathe in and out, and I have to keep it super cold in here so I can breahte, I slept with the bedroom windows open last night and it was easier, so its back to him tomorrow and hope he does an xray or give me a zpak or something, this is getting really old, I see the endo in 3 weeks and the eye doc before her and blood work for the endo 4 days before, this is really costing me zillions and I'm so tired of docs, I hope you don't sink to china!

I hope everyone has a goodnight, take care, its cold and super windy here, and tomorrow is a wind chill of -25 and a high of 6

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Hope you feel better soon. It snowed here Saturday. It was so pretty. Most of it melted yesterday though. Just a little left on the ground. Read a book over the weekend. It was really good.Have a sga meeting this afternoon then class. Don't know what we are going to do as the ground is so wet and I am not ready to sink to China.

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911 had to come out night before last my pulse was doing 160 and over, it was the most horrible thing, and the ambulance crew was almost 30 minutes late my pulse was just racing an I thought now what? It must have been the new water pill blood pressure pill they put me on, the guy told me we can take you in but your bp is halfway good but its your pulse that is bad and he asked me if anything was new I showed him the new pill and they looked itup on the little telephone computer thing and they said don't take this pill anymore and call your doctor tomorrow.

He told me to go in and try to relax as they could take me to the er but there is not much they do for a racing pulse, and I thought really, I never heard of that, so they did not take me and I sat up and read most of the night as when I went to lay down it was still pounding in my chest.

Then a friend too told me if your off thyroid it can cause a pounding reacing pulse too, so I think it was the medication though as it did not happen last night. I tell you I Hope they fix this old body soon, getting really tired of medical problems.

its really pretty out this morning, its sunny and calm suppose to snow monday though, hope all is well with everyone! Have a good sunday!

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We had snow flurries here this afternoon....it was so pretty while it lasted.

I see my nephrologist next week, had the bloodwork done on Friday morning.

Hope to have good news....


DarleneK

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You'll always be who you've always been!!!!!!

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will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
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It is cold here today. My son Scott went to Earth Fare to get us some groceries. Organic store. Nothing much going on. cleaned my kitchen up. Put white vinegar in my dishwasher to keep spots off dishes. refilled it rather. Did a load of laundry.
We wanted to give Lexy (dog) a bath but its to cold out. She loves to go out doors, so will wait until its warmer.
Its snowing and its so pretty. Husband has battery on boat charging. He and a friend will go fishing Monday. He had to get a new Trolling motor.
My electric range went out so I have to get a new one, my frige is so old so I may as well get a new one also. I am cooking with , electric skillet, crock pot, maybe now I can get a toaster oven. I do miss my oven. Glad I have a microwave to heat and cook some things in.
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C emoticon Please be here tomorrow.

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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to all ya'll..................


Hope everyone is doing better....


DarleneK

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

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE

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Ellen, at least you are on your way to knowing what is going on. I will be praying for you. Is'nt it amazing how we know our body. seems as though Dr. don't want to believe us when we tell them about our problems. well some of them any way. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE!

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Hi everyone I Just got home , she said that they may have to do surgery even if its not cancer as the nodule is laying on the esophagus and that could be one reason why II can't eat solid foods or take pills or anything, its going to take 4-7 days to get the biopsy reports, and I'm tired I'm going in and lay down, but I wanted to let you know what she found, thanks ffor caring eveyrone

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Thank you very much, I think sometimes I vent too much and I dont' mean too, but thank you. I have an update I have to have a biopsy of my thryoid done tomorrow morning, so I can eat and drink and take pills they said but I have to be at the hospital plaza to do the biopsy, not really looking forward to having a giant needle stuck in my neck but I have to find out if its something awful or what their going to do, so wanted to let you know. And today I was actually able to get some food down without pain or sticking, and it was soo good, so I wonder if that nodule is shrinking but my friend Cindy said no, maybe they gave you too much thryroid and now that your not on the pills its helped it, but they said I have to go back on the pills as other problems have arisen.

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Dakota, we are here to support and lidten to everyone. Your griping did not bother me as sometimes I have a tendency to do the same thing.

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Hi everyone! Is it snowing where you are, we had a blizzard and the slush turned to ice, so I can't get out for a few days, I need groceries though, so I have to get out by weds if we don't get more snow.

I wanted to let you all know the doc called and I have to see the endocronologist, they found a nodule on my thyroid. I don't know when the appt is yet as I'm waitiing for them to call but I wanted to let you know that might be my problem or some of it.

Thanks for caring and suppoting me when I gripe, and I am sorry to gripe I just don't understnad docs and such, but thank you all, this is a wondeful team!

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Ellen, I really think you should call 911 and get to the ER, you sound as though you might be dehydrated, and with your symptoms I'm sure they can help you. I am really worried about you. Please take care of your self.
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C gettgin really weak and feel like a zombie, lack of thryoid I went to doc thursday but I dont' know the test results yet, and last night my throat closed off tighter and NOw I can't get a thing down and I feel awful and for some reason my sugars are dropping low, its too far to drive to hospital the way I feel, I'm considering calling 911 but they wont' know how to help me at the er and will send me home, so I"M holding off calling and they will say take your meds and I can't I can't get anything to go down now, and lack of thryoid which the thryoid pill seems to make me choke makes you sick

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Ellen, I thought you went to the Dr. Wed. Maybe I got it wrong. I hope you start feeling better. If you have to go to ER, don't hesitate. Say Please help me, maybe some one there will know what to do. emoticon emoticon
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We are due for a blizzard sunday and monday, and then snow again thursday, I hope we dont' lose power as I don't have any books to read now, and I'm still having choking problems and waiting for blood work and scope results, its been 6 weeks as of yesterday I've been choking, and its hurry up and be put off, but I can't go to the er they can never figure out whats wrong, so if it gets bad I'll call 911 but I hate to go no one knows how to help me!

Hope your all sleeping I can't

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I hope you all have a very emoticon emoticon weekend.

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I am so ready for spring so that I can play in the dirt in my yard.

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yep

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

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

Darlene
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- Irish Proverb


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Oh yeeeeessss I am so ready for spring, yes yes yes yes yes!

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Are you ready for Spring? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon to many to post. I am ready.

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As far as some of our medicines, we can be allergic. For several months I had these feelings of tiredness, I mean severe tiredness, legs were so weak, sick to my stomach. I went on line and looked up every medicine I was taking. I found one with every symptom I had. I called my Nephrologist and told her and ask if she thought I could stop taking it, to see if this was what was causing me to be so sick. She said yes, the reason I ask her was because the Medicine, was one of my Blood Pressure Meds. Well, behold it was this medicine that was causing my problems. I am off this medicine now and I feel sooooo much better.
We can be allergic to most any thing, from clothes, to paint, any thing. So do as Ellen did check it out. I also had to check mine out.
Take care every one, and keep on keeping on. We will make it.
C

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No not that I know of, I took a 50mcg thyroid today and the same thing happened my throat is swelled up, I tried to crush a water pill and its stuck half up and half down and there is a great big lump under my adams apple that is like huge! Its got to be the thyroid pill as that crushed pill should not have done this, but its probably inflmaed thryoid glands and its not liking what goes down, as I noticed it was just when I took the pill this morning that everything got choky and my head hurt again, and I am lactose intolerant but I have not had anything like that for a long time and I havne't been able to get any food or liquids but tea down today

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Dakota, maybe you should set up a doctor's appointment and talk to him about the medicine. You could have something else making your throat to close up. Are you allergic to any foods?

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Oh C thanks for hanging with me and everyone else, I did this this morning when I got up I took half of my thryroid which would be the 50mcg and about an hour later my throat started to close again and I got head pain, so its the pills or its my thryroid, and I'm thinking its the pills he's got me on way too much, I have been on 50mcg for 12 years but he upped the dose to another 12.5 about 7months ago and I never knew why so it must be way too much now or something is wrong with my thryroid as now I see today its the pills, so I guess somtimes we patients have to be our own detectives at times.

Oh C I have osteoarthritis too but I Found out the syntrhoid can cause bone pain and I've had that for the last month from my hip to my left knee, and I can hardly bend or get up, so I know how you feel and I feel for you very much, pain is so awful and then you have to be so careful what to take because of the kidneys. Life is not easy is it at times? Thank you for the encouraging words, and for caring, I hope you get the help you need and that life gets better, thank you I appreciate your help!

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Ellen, you sound a lot better, its not fun to be in pain. I have been having pain from the osteo arthritis in my right knee and my hips. I cant take any thing but Tylenol and that doesn't help with this kind of pain. I will have to see what my Reumatologist has to say. He always checks with my Nephrologist to see for sure what I can take.
Wow this spell checker cant even spell. LOL.
Let us know hat the Dr. says.

C

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Oh a day bed, I Like those, esp the ones that look victorian, how nice, wish I had room for one I would get one too. I made it thru the night, thanks be to God, I found out something today, I could be getting too much thyroid, I did not take both pills and the swallowing got better and I actually got food down and the pain in my head went away, and I skipped 2 doses of thyroid and I'be a bit tired but I did not have that horrible pain, I will tell the doc on thursday what I did and the nodes went totally away today but I have a sore neck, where your thryroid is, so I will show him that and if the nodes come back on tomorrow then its the thyroid and its too much, I Just don't want the horrible pain and choking back, as it was wonderful to eat normal tonight.

I did ask a pharamcist and then googled side effects of synthroid and it came back with some of my side effects, so I will tell him what I did and then tell him I got all those big nasty nods and I hav epain in my neck and see if he listens or not.

Thanks for caring everyone, I'm so sorry to vent, I am not normally like this, just when I get sick I really go downhill emotionally, thank you for caring, it means alot, have a good night everyone, take care!

Ellen
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Roses, thank you for your concern, it is much appreciated. do you know any thing about planting Lilac Bushes? If you remember I told you I did NOT have a green thumb. I love Lilacs and the beautiful smell they have. When I lived in Ohio my home had these huge Lilac Bushes. When they were in bloom I would cut them and fill my house with them and the smell was so relaxing. I hope you are doing good.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Ellen, You are not bothering any one on this team, We are here for you. Venting is good for the soul and our health. If you hold it in it makes things worse, so keep on venting. I really don't call it venting I call it EXPRESSING YOUR SELF to people you know you can trust. Please stop feeling guilty ,over how you are feeling. We all have our time with our feelings. I don't believe God is ready for you yet, remember its in his own time not ours. I will be praying for you. Remember you are LOVED. Please let us know what happens with the Dr. on WED. Be firm with him, and tell him there is something wrong, and you need his help.
Please take care.
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Ellen, don't give up hope yet. You may find a doctor that cares somewhere down the line. You may have to go to another town but sometimes that is for the best.

Caroline, hope you can soon get straightened out. Swelling is not a good sign. Hope you find something that works.

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C where have you been, been missing you very much, I'm having trouble getting air in, I have to lay down and tip my head up, I see my primary on thursday but about 4pm I got nodes popping out all overmy body and some are tight, my girlfrined Linda said she thinks it is my thyroid as she had thryroid cancer, she may be right I can't get air unless I tip up my head, went to like an urgent care doc, he blew me off, said nothing was wrong, and I don't like docs here much, so knew it was time waste of money and gas, he did a throat swab and I dont' know why said it was normal, losing weight fast too, but others here need help too, so not going to go on and vent, C I pray for you an all on this team, I talked to God tonight, and I'm so tired of docs not caring here, I probably should not say this, but told him if he wants me I'm ready to go, I can't get any good medical help here and they dont' listen, I feel awful and big nodes all over and I cant' swallow , its not a good way to live. I suppsoe if the time comes and I lose my airway I will get scared an panic, but right now I'm at peace with this, I hope I don't upset you guys, thats not what I want, I am just so tired of going on and being ignored by the medical community, and my water pills don't seem to be working either, I can hardly pee.

I'm praying for you C and all you on here, Ihope you all get better and God be with you all, good night!

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I have been out of things lately my self. I believe we all have these times. I have had some very bad swelling all over from face to ankles and feet. I am on a water pill as we call them. I have been over doing things, getting the spare room turned into a retreat sort of. I bought a day bed with a pull out with mattress on it . Twin size. so I'm fixing the room up,so I can still have my new computer in here as well as dressing table and day bed for company. I will get new blinds for windows and I believe I want Quilts instead of bed spreads.
New computer has windows 8 so I'm still learning on it, and I am not a computer savvy person. Another big expense.

What scares me about the swelling is that it might mean the Kidneys are not doing very well, and I don't want that to happen. I will check with my Neph if it doesn't stop in a few days. I do have a appointment with her on Feb. 16th.
Take care every one.
C

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Ellen, have you thought of making your own, shakes, smoothies. My new First womens Magazine has some very good ones listed. I just posted the one by Reba McEntire on a Kidney site on FB. this one we can have to drink.

2 carrots, 1 bell pepper, 1 cucumber, 1 celery stalk and 1 apple. Blend until smooth.

Also there are 2 pages of drinks using Oats in them, some of us cant eat oats, but some can, I can post them if any one wants them. I am sure there is something we could put in them besides oats, for Protein. I think you could use Chia seeds in this drink instead of oats. they are a very good source of protein.
Also did you know the drink Ensure Clear has corn syrup in it. I stay clear of all corn syrup. it also has sucralose in it, among other things that aren't so good for our Kidneys. I am still trying to figure out where the 9 grams of protein are coming from in this drink.
I will see what I can do to help you, on finding other drinks, but I think you will have to make them, at least you will know whets in them.
I hope this helps.
C

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My goal is to continue losing weight. I'm down 14 pounds now :) I'm pretty happy... that means 63 to go and I can be tested as a donor for hubby!!!

I think Nepro shakes don't have that, but they are very very pricey. You can get coupons from the manufactor and even get a discount if you buy them by the case, but they are still expensive.

Hope everyone has a great and successful February!



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I am glad you are getting a second opinion. I have to go to a surgeon every so often as I have troubles also. No I don't know of any shakes without that stuff in them. Does boost have it in it. You may want to check and see.

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I need help, I had a down the throat scope done last week and I'm not able to swallow any solid foods at all and the stupid gastro is not doing anything to help, me so I'm getting a second opinion in 3 weeks, but I'm not able to swallow any solid foods without great pain an it takes 8 hours for the food to go from the top of my throat thru, so I dont' try to eat solids as its too painful, she left me like this, I called a doctor friend he said can her go see someone else she can't leave you in pain like this, but she did!

So I can''t drink anything but ensure clear and I cant' keep affording that thats little bottles and their so high priced, so they I was told to get protein shakes with no xanthum gum in it I went to the health market got plant based to try and their so gritty and awful I can't tolerate them, and so I"m having fudgsicles that slide down and tea, does anyone know any shakes that are or not have xanthum gum in it and thats a thickening agent but it swells throats up, so its back to the health food store, but I thought if anyone knew of anything please help I lost 12 pounds by not eating and this is the pits you can't eat it wont' go down, and proteiin shakes are gritty and bad tasting if their plant protein and I can't have egg as it has xanthum gum in it.

I need help as I"m hungry but just can't swallow solids without great pain and slow going down, she said I had dismotility and she was not going to do anymore, she said she did not know how to help me, and I think thats a cop out.

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12 pounds down, but I can't eat solids anymore, so you lose when you can't eat, I know if I get the help I need and they fix me I may be able to eat again, but for now this is it.

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To lose 5 pounds, exercise more, eat better choices

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I lost 6 pounds in January, so my goal is lose 12 in February.....and not miss one day
with 12 cups of water.

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

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage
is the quiet voice at the
end of the day saying "I
will try again tomorrow!"

Mary Anne Radmacher

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A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

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Happy February team!

What are your goals this month?

How are you doing?

This month is going to be even crazier for me than last month - I have a few birthdays and it is mine and Don's 24th Anniversary - woohoo!

School is going well - I have been job testing to work on the internet from home. Dad has been back in the hospital.

Love your kidneys Team!

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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