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Dec 22, 2018 · How do you stick to your dietary plan when traveling for medical care? in Just Want to Talk

I’m a 72 year old female who has stage 3 kidney disease. I think that’s what this is about? Since I also have traumatic brain injury, can’t remember and looking at the replies it doesn’t say. Anyway when I go out to a resturant I bring my own dressing and sometimes pack raw cabbage cauliflower, red bell peppers etc all cut up. I know that’s good for the kidneys. I try to stick to only 2 oz. of protein for each meal. Since my potassium is high my nephrologist told me to avoid bananas, tomatoes, oranges and I think avacados? It seems to me a kidney diet is not eating many healthy things, please correct me as to specifics if I’m not correct.
I pack up a meal like maybe salad with maybe 2oz. Chicken salad or tuna salad on my alas. Lots of water. I probably drink too much decaf coffee, although black no sugar. I’m allergic to all forms of sugar. Wow it’s diffi since flour turns to sugar, so no sugar or flour in addition to what to eat for my kidneys. Any help, suggestions would be appreciated. I also have a fib etc. COPD diabetes and Lyme disease Thanks for reading.

Dec 22, 2018 · Mild traumatic brain injury in Brain & Nervous System

Thank you for your reply. I really am grateful. I will give it a try. Stay well and we have to try and live in the solution.

Dec 22, 2018 · Mild traumatic brain injury in Brain & Nervous System

Good morning friends, it is so frustrating to forget my point in the middle of a sentence. Forget or can’t find the right word to express what I mean to say. Can’t remember what I did or said 5 minutes ago. It is quite scary. Anyone have professional help on what to do other than puzzles, using the brain when it’s so difficult to think? Thank you for any help . Cognitive therapy helped but insurance won’t cover now.

Dec 11, 2018 · Stage 3 CKD in Kidney & Bladder

With TBI traumatic brain injury, I can’t remember if my nephrologist or cardiologist prescribed my carvedilol and Amlodipine, Benecar, etc. For Hypertention. I really am fearful taking these meds but my BP is quite high about 170/85. It’s the 170 mainly. I find my kidney numbers do better when I eat less protein. I am stage 3 about 50 in my egfr. I am a 72 year female. My a fib causes tachycardia fast heart beat and at times bradycardia slow and at times may skip. Drs don’t tell me much, but that’s what I feel in my own body. I have worked with drs and in hospitals all my life, think I’ve seen too much so I’m not as inclined to have much faith in them. My general practitioner feels I don’t need anyone but him. I could be dying and he would say I’m fine. My lab tests are ordered by my kidney dr and my diabetic dr who I only see once a year. I just found out my cardiologist after going to him for several years doesn’t have any lab reports on me. I’ve heard of laid back but maybe he is taking a nap. Lol 😂

Nov 22, 2018 · Stage 3 CKD in Kidney & Bladder

I am a 72 year old woman with CKD stage 3 I also have TBI so it’s difficult for me to put this in words. Your story sounds like mine I am going to ask my nephrologist for that knew testing. My pressure has been high for several years now been trying to get it down at times it is. Couldn’t stay on Amlodipine which did bring it down some. I’m now on ahydrolazine cordevilil Bennecar, I also have A Fib and diabetes but that is 6 so under control with the right food. I’m really concerned about my kidneys went down. I’m on a couple other meds but I am afraid to take all these with the side affects. I do get nausea and weight gain which I am obese already not good for health etc. help I am scared. I don’t know if these drs

Nov 22, 2018 · Adult Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Brain & Nervous System

I’m a 72 year old woman who lives with my husband. He is only home in the evenings, I’m grateful for that. My traumatic brain injury happened in a car accident in 2015. My life has not been the same since. I work with others mainly on the telephone since I have trouble walking and getting around. I go to the Y to senior swim when I’m blessed with someone to take me. But I find all of what you said, certainly helps with memory. I get exhausted so easily, trouble staying asleep. I find it difficult to explain all the things wrong with me but pretty much all on this page, is me now. It is so helpful and kind to read about others going through what I never thought would be of me. What I do on the telephone takes a lot of working brain so it is hard but helps keep what still works and prayerfully progress. I’ve always disliked talking on the telephone, now I’m grateful for it. I over-react when in a car also, but I cannot help it. I find meditation, prayer, helping others gets me out of self; which makes a happier person. I study quite a bit but since the accident it’s more difficult to concentrate, pay attention, etc. I find myself reading the same thing over and over, it does get a little better. Thank you and everyone on this page for being there. Sharon.

Nov 22, 2018 · 3rd stage kidney disease in Kidney & Bladder

Basmati rice with chicken—- lots of real garlic sliced thin, maybe 5 cloves, lots of onion 2 C. Chopped. 1/2 C water put in oven 350 until done. Depending on what part of the chicken your cooking. I used the hind parts. No sodium maybe I tiny bit of pepper. By the way no skin, forme any way. And 1 C. Asparagus tips and 1 C salad with Newman’s own oil and vinegar. This is my dinner. I can’t have sugar, flour, or anything with potassium or sodium. So I make do. Thank you for answering my reply. Sharon

Nov 18, 2018 · 3rd stage kidney disease in Kidney & Bladder

How kind of you to write out a receipt. I have tried and do eat omelette eggs, red bell peppers, and onions, not bad, now with your idea of a little cheese will make it tastier. I do have to watch my fat intake though. Appreciate your suggestions. We need to do all we can to slow down the progression because I for one am scared Of the thought of dialysis!