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    Re: Happy Birthdays Thread

    Happy Birthday!

    Hope you have another healthy year.
  2. Thread: Transplant

    by gilders
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    Re: Transplant

    My latest blood results are back and it's great news!! My kidney function has increased from 36-42%. I'm so pleased that I didn't get worried the last month where my function had dropped from...
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    Re: Glad to be diagnosed

    Hi Geoff,
    Good to see you on the forum. How often are you at Addenbrookes now?
    I seemed to be there most months for the first couple of years, but since my transplant it looks like I'll only be...
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    Re: Newly diagnosed and Divorcing

    You do have support of everyone here, even if we can't physically be with you and have a chat over a cuppa (that's a cup of hot tea, preferably with a dash of milk:biggrin1:)
    No matter what support...
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    Re: Happy Birthdays Thread

    Thanks Natty.
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    Re: Methotrexate without Prednisone

    I won't bore you with all the reasons I hate pred and why I'm strongly against taking it for myself, But I will take it when necessary. If my vasculitis is flaring/relapsing (or my kidney transplant...
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    Re: Imuran Side Effects

    With 4xRTX infusions every 6 months you may not need an extra maintenance drug?
    But there is one you didn't mention that you'd tried, Mycophenolate. That may be an option.
    I doubt they'll put you...
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    Re: pberggren memorial thread

    Alysia,
    I know that every day you think of Phil, but this time of year must be harder for you.
    Carry on thinking about him, but try not to get too upset. You know all Phil would want is for you to...
  9. Thread: Transplant

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    Re: Transplant

    Hi Natty,
    It's good to hear from you. My dad is doing great! He had a tough time on the operating table, losing a lot of blood, but 24hrs later he was very well and within 2 weeks he was completely...
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    Re: Transplant

    Happy New Year to you! Sorry I'm a bit late.
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    Re: Transplant

    Latest blood results showed no change in kidney function. I'll look on the positive side, at least it didn't drop.
    There was some good news though. During the pre-transplant assessment I had a low...
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    Re: Transplant

    My tacrolimus level was raised a little when I had blood tests done, which can have some effect on kidney function. Dr phoned me and asked me to reduce my dose, so we'll see if that has helped next...
  13. Thread: Transplant

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    Re: Transplant

    The ups and downs are expected, but there's been many more downs than ups. From a high of 51% in mid April, it's dropped to 36%.
    Admittedly, the 51% seemed a bit of an anomaly as the next result...
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    Re: Transplant

    Bit of a disappointment with latest blood results. All the kidney function I'd gained over the last 6 weeks or so, has been lost and I'm back down to 36%. I won't let it worry me too much.
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    Re: Happy Birthdays Thread

    :lol:

    Happy Birthday Pete!
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    Re: Happy Birthdays Thread

    Mine's actually tomorrow, the 26th August.
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    Re: Happy Birthdays Thread

    Thank you,

    I've got the family (including the original kidney owner :lol:) coming over soon for a bbq.
  18. Thread: Transplant

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    Re: Transplant

    My month of positive blood results has carried on and two weeks after my last test which showed a 2% increase in kidney function, it's increased by another 2% to 40%. :rolleyes1:
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    Re: Happy Birthdays Thread

    Happy Birthday Anne!
    Hope you have a great day and a year of good health.
  20. Re: First Rituxan for Relapse - Check! Thanks everyone!

    Hi Kim,
    Glad the RTX infusion went well, especially after slowing it down and giving you a different antihistamine.
    I think you're correct with the 2-3 month period before RTX starts working, but...
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    Re: Transplant

    Latest blood results were really good. Kidney function has risen 2% to 38%.
    From mid April I had constant declining kidney function for 3 months and was concerned I maybe rejecting my kidney. But...
  22. Re: Wegeners/GPA for 41 years - Transplant for 25 - Having a Relapse

    Welcome Kim (and thanks for tagging me in Alysia),

    41 years is great, especially with kidney involvement!

    It's very helpful to read that lowering your anti-rejection meds may have caused the...
  23. Thread: Transplant

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    Re: Transplant

    Latest results show kidney function has stayed the same at 36%. I'm happy with that, as on the odd occasion when I've had an improvement (like the last result), the following test result has shown a...
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    Re: Transplant

    Just a quick update.
    There was a delay in receiving my latest blood test results, but I'm happy to report my kidney function has improved slightly (by 1%, to 36%). It's not a big improvement, but...
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    Re: Transplant

    It's hard to say. I'm still having good days where I definitely have more energy than before the transplant. But my bad days seem even worse than before transplant.
    There is the possibility that my...
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