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    Re: Happy Birthdays Thread

    Hi @Alysia,

    It's my birthday today. :smile1:
    It's currently 2.30pm locally.
    Wife made me breakfast in bed and brought my birthday cards and gifts to the bedroom for me to open.
    My mum and dad...
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    Re: Happy Birthdays Thread

    Thank you Alysia and Phil.

    Our town and neighbouring towns are some of the worse in the whole of the UK. We have extra restrictions where you can't even visit anyone even in their garden. Yet pubs...
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    Re: Telling my story

    Happy anniversary!
    Good to hear that medical students are getting to hear it straight from the horse's mouth (hope you have that saying in the US) rather than what Drs "think" how it effects...
  4. Thread: Ear Wax

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    Re: Ear Wax

    Sounds like a good result in the end Pete.
    Hope you're doing well and keeping safe.
  5. Thread: Happy Birthday

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    Re: Happy Birthday

    Happy birthday Anne!!

    If Alysia can't eat the pie, I'll have her slice!:drool:
  6. Re: GPA with right sided pseudo tumour ,leptomeningeal thickening,peripheral neuropat

    Hi Gary and welcome,

    I think the long term, higher-than-usual dose, of Pred could be due to the fact that the Drs had no other ideas of how to control the pseudo tumour?

    Long term steroid use...
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    Re: Celebrate how far we have come!

    That was such a good read DRZ. I hope you keep safe.
    You are correct about how busy the site used to be. I just checked my introduction thread and had many replies soon after posting it (including...
  8. Thread: Transplant

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    Re: Transplant

    Hi Alysia,
    My wife (Katrina) says "Thank you!"
    "Lockdown" was relaxed somewhat 2 days ago, including restaurants. But I feel it's still too unsafe, so I will prepare her whatever meal she likes.
    I...
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    Re: pberggren memorial thread

    Bathorse is back for his yearly visit.
    RIP Phil and Barbara N.
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Hope your kidney issues are too concerning!
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    What ever Vegemite can do, Marmite can do better!!! :flapper:
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    Re: Happy Birthdays Thread

    Happy belated Birthday to Alysia and Michelle! :biggrin1:
  13. Thread: Transplant

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    Re: Transplant

    Blood results are back and although my ALT (Liver test) is still elevated, it's dropped a lot, so heading in right direct.
    My kidney function has dropped from 43% to 37%, but I'm not too concerned...
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    Re: Happy Birthdays Thread

    Happy Birthday me2! :thumbup:
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    The link in your message works, but the yellow banner at the top of the page hasn't worked for a long time (at least for me).
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Did you read the instructions on how to use Budesonide as a nasal rinse? You need to make a proper mix of distilled water, a saline little packet (sinus rinse) and budesonide. It is in the...
  17. Thread: Transplant

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    Re: Transplant

    Update after my recent (telephone) appointment.
    The lead transplant nurse is concerned about the ALT liver test so check with the head transplant Dr to see if I could wait until my next routine...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Hi Alysia,
    I hope you can continue to order groceries online or over the phone. As so many people are self isolating and the whole country is almost in lockdown, all delivery slots are fully booked...
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    Re: Transplant

    Hi Alysia,
    My COVID-19 symptoms were fairly high temperature (37.6C/99.68F), shivering/shaking uncontrollably, severe headache, severe fatigue and generally feeling awful. Didn't have a new...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    It's a tough call. Your wife has a good point, but as symptoms don't appear for 5 days, the people who are contagious now won't even know it. But this isn't going to go away any time soon, so how...
  21. Thread: Transplant

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    Re: Transplant

    I'm due my monthly transplant clinic appointment next week, but due to COVID, it will now be a telephone appointment. Therefore I went for blood tests (nobody else waiting thankfully) and immediately...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    My wife works at a supermarket. Supermarkets are where the largest crowds are, so the chance of infection is VERY high. It's also where people who are just beginning to feel ill rush to, to stock up...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    It's not just Italy who are having to deny treatment to the most vulnerable.
    It is happening in the UK. An elderly gentleman was suffering from COVID-19 and when their daughter phoned 999 (911...
  24. Thread: Transplant

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    Re: Transplant

    Thanks Natty.
    I did another update a couple of weeks ago, but it doesn't seem to be showing.
    My latest bloods show kidney function at 37%. A slight drop since the month before, but still within my...
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    Re: Happy birthday to me

    Sorry for the VERY late birthday wishes, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
    Hope you enjoyed your lunch date and your new art supplies.
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