Tagged: kidney failure

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Covid-19, a random hypothesis

CAVEATS FIRST: I am not a doctor, or a virologist, or any other sort of ‘gist. (Yet, anyway). So, this is most definitely not an “expert opinion”. However, a growing body of research is supporting my ‘gut feeling’. (See addenda 5, later). You could also fairly argue, given the lack...

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The steady decline of the NHS

Intro While this article is a reflection of recent experiences of the NHS, it is far from being a rose-tinted, Pollyanna type rant about how much better things were in the ‘good old days’.     For instance, in the 60’s (at least in Whiston hospital) is was routine and...

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Kidney failure u/e charts, 2006

Graphs and charts for blood pressure, potassium and creatinine, 2006 These charts are mostly of interest to doctors and medical students Morning blood pressure chart, 2006: Blood pressure was very high until the Royale put me on amlodopine and got to treating the underlying cause of the kidney failure. Evening...

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Checking your heart age

Just read an interesting if a tad morbid article in the Telegraph about an NHS calculator that predicts when you will have a heart attack! Curious to note their use of ‘will’ as opposed to ‘may’. It does ask for details like your current blood pressure and cholesterol levels, height,...

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Pulmonary Embolism – having kidney failure saved my life!

How kidney failure concerns led to discovering an embolism Health is a precious commodity You don’t realise how valuable it is – until it starts to run out! There’s an eye-opening headline for you, eh! Certainly melodramatic, probably but by no means definitely an exaggeration, but, in essence, it’s true!...

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Ah for the taste of Cain’s Raisin Beer!

So near and yet so far /cry My wife just come back from Asda with a groceries and some Cain’s Fine Raisin Beer that were on special offer. And I can’t have any ‘cos of my meds and beggared kidneys 🙁 Next time I see my nephrology consultant I’m asking...

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Home : Updates April 2008

Service Update 30th April 2008 Yes, I know, nearly a year after I said I’d get on with it… Please miss, I got a letter from me mam From the doctors really, currently dealing with a HSP, a degenerative neural disorder that, amongst other things causes your muscles to atrophy....

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Home : personal update July 2007

Personal update, 1st July 2007 I’ve had a ghastly week, it feels like my blood urea is right up again and my kidneys are giving me loads of grief – not a good thing as by the time you can feel the pain… Just as well I’m back in hospital...

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Official apology from Whiston Hospital for lack of patient care

NHS Whiston Trust apology: ref 244/2006 (The 244th complaint ?) Dear Mr Ackerley I write in reply to your letter received on 12 September 2006 regarding your recent admission to ward K3. I am sorry to learn of your recent dissatisfaction with our service and in particular the overall care...

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