My baby Benji is rocking his healing crystal necklace - I just made it for him with carnelian, citrine and bloodstone😍
Poor boy got diagnosed with an early stage kidney failure this Thursday.😔Thanks God he has no symptoms what so ever, they only found out due to the blood and urine test I requested when he had his dental cleaning. He has been put on a special diet and can't eat his favorite foods and treats so you can imagine how upset he is and he has no idea what's going on!😭Hope he will get used to his new lifestyle soon and will be with us for a very long time happy and healthy! He will also be wearing his healing gems every day from the evening to next morning just to be sure!😉💙
Feeling #excited and #blessed to be on ABC News LA this past week for the #coxsmarthome event! .
It was such a great experience to share what a game changer it is not only for Seniors but for ANYONE to be able to work with health professionals online though high speed internet from the comforts of their own home🏡. If you know of anyone looking for a Dietitian/Nutritionist but they just don’t have the time to get to an appointment, have them reach out to me! I’d love to talk to them about how I can help them through online nutrition counseling from virtually anywhere❤️
Although I am not a match for my husband, University of Michigan has an amazing pairing program that participates with hospitals nationwide. Last week, I had a series of tests and tomorrow, I go in for another.The pairing program works by allowing swaps. I'd donate to someone that matches me, and in return, my husband would get a kidney from someone who matches him! Incredible, right?! Tomorrow is my Iothalamate test. This test is a diagnostic nuclear medicine procedure used to find out the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) for each kidney...it involves no caffeine that morning; drinking 1-2 liters of water; more fluids throughout the 4 hour study; and last but not least, an IV and injection of radioactive material, called radiotracer into the upper arm. This material is then excreted out of the blood, into urine, by glomerular filtration. By taking samples of blood and urine over time, they are able to calculate the GFR. No coffee and an IV.....last time that resulted in me passing out. Send me your prayers and positivity y'all! If I can birth 4 babies, I can do this!!! 💪💪💪 Thankful I have my best friend going with me while hubby stays home with our youngest daughter. ❤️
As you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t felt like posting much these days. When I first started this account, I had a very positive outlook about dialysis and the hope of a transplant that gave me motivation to post and share my story. As time has passed, I’ve definitely felt that positivity slowly fade. It’s hard to remain positive when you feel like you have no control over your own body or your life, but it’s important to not let the negativity consume you. I’m lucky to have an amazing support system that’s been by my side throughout everything. Yesterday, I got to spend the day with my favorite person in Boston eating delicious vegan food with a messy ponytail and it was exactly what I needed to feel a little more like myself again. Do any other #kidneywarriors on here struggle with this? What do you do to get past it?
Have the proper mind set when your going into your dialysis treatments. If you go in with the mind set that this is a horrible situation that I have to deal with you’ll have those results for sure. But if you go into your treatment like a champion and keep that mind set you are already on your way to a better treatment. Dialysis is not a death sentence it is an opportunity, a damn good one. Not only to stay alive but also to give you the chance to ultimately have your life back. It is a gateway to organ transplants, it is an opportunity to continue life. So please if your down or you know someone who is down because there a renal failure or dialysis patient share this story, we need to open this discussion because I know there plenty of people facing what I’ve faced and I’ll be the first one to admit we need help through this struggle. Thank you, and so much love! #dialysis#dialysispatients#dialysistechs#dialysiscenters#fresiniuskidneycare#fresinius#renaldisease#renalfailure#renalawareness#dialysisawareness#live#love#life#fighters#positivevibes#potitivity
👉 Lettuce is a major source of vitamin C. And the vitamin C can boost patients’ immune system, which will help you fight with infection.
👉 Lettuce contains calcium, iron and copper and other mineral elements. ✨ Calcium will alleviate chronic kidney disease patients’ bone problems such as bone pain and bone fracture.✨ Iron and copper can promote the produce of hemachrome synthesis, which helps stimulate the development of red blood cells. 👉 Adjust acid-base balance
Lettuce belongs to alkaline foods. Eating lettuce together with some acid foods such as whole grains and meat has the function of adjusting acid-base balance.
👉 Prevent constipation
Lettuce is rich in fiber which helps stimulate the secretion of gastric juice and peristalsis of intestine. In this way, it increases the contact area of digestive juice and foods, which is helpful for the digestion and absorption of your body. Besides, some wastes will also be excreted, preventing constipation.
🤔 However, patients with end stage renal kidney should avoid eating lettuce, because kidneys in this stage have failed to filter these mineral elements and keep them in a balanced state. More lettuce intake means to put a strain on your kidneys, which will lead to further kidney damage.
Renal disease/transplantation class at DiVita Dialysis with the CSI Dental Hygiene Class of 2018. Two major causes of renal disease/failure: uncontrolled diabetes and uncontrolled high blood pressure. Our take away from this trip is how important it is that the dental hygienist advocate for the patients whole health and educate each patient in the importance of controlling high blood pressure and diabetes well beyond the oral-systemic link. #divita#renaldisease#dentalhygieneschool#diabetes#patientadvocacy#professorlife#collegeofsouthernidaho#busybees 🐝