Altough I'm not doing anything in particular, I'm officially 30lbs under my pre-pregnancy weight! This seems like a huuuuuge accomplishment to me because I have maintained the same weight for years. Obviously I'm really happy about this weight loss. It has helped a lot with my self esteem and I'm slowly getting back the confidence I had a few years ago when I met Jordan. I'm scheduled to have a consultation for bariatric surgery next week, since I'm still waay above a healthy recommended weight. My drs recommended bariatric surgery to facilitate the kidney transplantation process and also PD (which I haven't started yet) and altough I'm not entirely sure it's something I wanna do, my family thinks there's nothing to lose (besides weight, ha!) #KidneyDisease#KidneyDiseaseAwareness#CKD#Hemodialysis#PeritonealDialysis#Dialysis#DialysisLife#WeightLoss#PostPartum#PostPartumBody#BariatricSurgery#KidneyTransplant
Winter squash includes acorn, banana, butternut, pumpkin, spaghetti and turban squash. This squash is readily available in the fall and winter but with only 90-250 mg of potassium. summer squash (yellow squash and zucchini) is usually recommended for people with #CKD who are on a low potassium diet. Though it is true that most winter squash varieties are high in potassium (250-445 mg), there are low potassium exceptions such as spaghetti squash with only 91 mg of potassium.If you are on a CKD diet you may consider eating winter squash after talking to your Dietitian because it is rich vitamins that are good for CKD patients such as vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber. #kidneydisease #kidneyfailure
Hi furiends...Jay here...please keep me in your positive thoughts and pawrayers...I've been continuing to lose weight despite eating some, and taking all of my meds and supplements. Late yesterday Meowmie noticed that my eye was tearing and I was not myself. Come to find out, I have an abscessed tooth root. It only became obvious when my face started to swell (and my eye is affected). I'm on strong antibiotics, eye drops, and I received my normal fluids. I had blood drawn today so we'll know tomorrow where I stand. Depending, I might need surgery on Monday. The question is whether I'll be able to handle it. Meowmie and family are pretty numb about all of this and trying to stay positive. They just want me to be happy and painfree. #jay#ckd#ckdsucks#love#mybaby#cats#norwegianforestcat
First time trying @peapoddelivers, thanks to my truly amazing older sisters @jduclos0213 and @nursewendyjeans! I have been truly blessed and overwhelmed by all of the support I have received these past few weeks from all of the people in my life (you all know who you are!). Despite how crappy everything is I'm going through, the support I've received has made it easier for me to get through each day. PS- if you're thinking of a good gift idea for someone that may need a little extra help these days- this is it! 🏻#1010wouldrecommend
When you have chronic kidney disease, you are supposed to follow a #renaldiet- which is essentially high protein, low potassium, low phosphorous and low sodium. Dinner tonight was oil-free smashed potatoes, broccoli with a creamy cashew cheeze sauce made with @heidihoorganics No Chevre Plain spread, and a salad with mixed baby greens and baby spinach, corn, dried blueberries, fresh strawberries, and sunflower seeds- topped with an oil-free fig balsamic dressing from Whole Foods. While potatoes do contain high levels of potassium, I limit my intake of them. I've basically stopped eating bananas and tomatoes due to their high levels of potassium, but I can't give up potatoes! I also occasionally still eat avocado even though it contains a lot of potassium because, well, it's avocado. 🥑#vegan
Its Dialysis time.
Kumusta naman yung ganito kalaking Karayum.
Save the Caterpillars Such weird weather. This is the hottest week we've had all year. Just found another round of yellowtail caterpillars on the last of the dill. It seems pretty late in the year to have Caterpillars. Made a little net house to protect them from any hungry birds. I'll keep you posted on their progress.
Extraordinary Life, Seven days, seven black and white photos of your life. No people or pets. No explanations. Day 1
Welcome to the life of a CKD patient. I am currently taking Losartan and Amlodopine for blood pressure, Atorvastatin for cholesterol, Torsemide for swelling, and Calcitrol for Vitamin D. The massive white pills are a Raw Calcium supplement by @gardenoflife and the small white capsule is a probiotic from @megafood . The last two were not doctor prescribed, but they were doctor approved. NEW BLOG POST UP! Check it out and let me know what you think.
This blood line looks like a roller-coaster ride, isn't it? Reminds me of a famous quote from my favourite book. "I am on a roller-coaster that only goes up my friend." Few things i would like to share, if you are in your first year of dialysis or you've just started it. First, NEVER isolate yourself. Never!! I did. I stopped all kind of communication with my friends. I didn't wanted to tell them that i am sick. There is no glory in being sick and sympathies sucks after some time. So I avoided them. Which was wrong. I don't know what it was, embarassment or may be fear of being ignored because of being sick. And not any sickness. A chronic illness. I just stayed at home all the time. Even in my second and third and fourth year. And fifth too!! Okay fine.. Yeah i am a homebody now. A successful socially awkward person..!! Because i stopped meeting people. I suffered from mild depression in the intial years. I was and i am comfortable only in those places where nobody knows me. The reason i love those once in a moon small trips. My best friends turned into acquaintances. Yeah some of us are tired and weak most of the time and dialysis drains us out. But don't hide. Tell your friends the reason. So that if you cannot meet them, they'll come and visit you. Divert your mind with music or books. Just grab something that makes you forget that you are sick, even if it's only for a few hours. Second, don't think about dying. I am saying so, because A) yeah i always thought about it. Fine. The truth. B) i see people especially oldies talking about dying. I remember an incident related to this. A conversation between the doctor and a patient in my dialysis room. I am gonna share it in my next post. That conversation was definitely an eye opener for all the patients in that room, that is for sure. #LifeOnDialysis#KidneysMatters#CKD#Kidneys#Dialysis#Nephro#Nephrologists#Kidneyfailure#KidneyTransplant