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Amity

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Notdeceied,

Thank you so much for posting this. I'm sorry to hear you have problems with this as well. The flare ups are excruciating. My worst one happened the day after fixing beef fajitas, so that makes sense. I'm stage 3 Kidney disease and my gfr was 48. Has been low 50's and was trying to keep it that way....which is not terribly bad.

Do you ever notice if certain protein sources trigger it, such as animal protein, legumes, nuts, etc? Was wondering if doing a protein shake meal replacement like I did during treatment would help, and then keep the rest of my meals focused on veggies.

Thank you again so much.


Hi Amity.... I too have kidney problems.... and yes gout is an affect of too much protein. I can just tell by little twangs of gout if I've had too much protein for the day.... little bits of pain either in fingers... foot or toes and sometimes just springs up anywhere in the body... then I watch and limit my protein for the rest of the day and take a couple of my "gout relief" I get from the health food store, and most of the time that seems to help.... if it doesn't and the pain gets more severe in the ankle or foot and I can barely walk....I have back up pills I keep on hand from the Doctor.... only take them if really bad. Yes, drinking lots of water helps remove some of the toxins in the body that the kidneys are having a hard time with. Was told by my specialist Dr... not to totally limit protein... the body still needs some for rebuilding. Tylenol is the only pain killer I am allowed as well. Just thought I'd share a little of my journey with kidney problems... kidney biopsy is fun too.

Tonight made eggs benedict... just thoroughly enjoyed them... haven't had them for awhile... and a glass of juice.
 

Amity

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Notdeceived, I misunderstood the nurse. My gfr was 28, not 48 and I'm very upset. I know this uti was in my kidneys but could that have caused most of that drop? And would that be temporary?

I'm sorry to derail this thread, but I don't see that we have a PM function. I can post a thread in the ladies room or something.
 

notdecieved

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Notdeceived, I misunderstood the nurse. My gfr was 28, not 48 and I'm very upset. I know this uti was in my kidneys but could that have caused most of that drop? And would that be temporary?
Well Hon... your gfr is better than mine... mine is 19 and they are keeping a close watch on me .... praying it doesn't go any lower... another question you asked was is there any protein that might trigger a gout attack more than others.... I can't really say for sure... but I believe mine is more the high protein of meats...is when I get my attacks... I crave meats.... being anemic does that to me... so really have to watch everything I eat. Also have eczema with is part and parcel of poor kidney function... the itch gets so bad sometimes none of the creams I have help at all, so out comes the ice packs... and if lucky that helps...

Tonight I got me out a small can of corned beef, shredded a half a potato and diced some onion... fried it all up and was it good... I think you call it corned beef hash....lol.... and wouldn't you know about 1/2 hour after got a twang in my left foot that vibrated with the pain... too much protein Bernice... have to cut back. Oh for that new glorified body would be so great... Come quickly Lord Jesus so many or us need you.
 

Amity

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I'm so sorry. I just cant believe it dropped that bad. I'm hoping and praying that it will recover once over this uti. Thank you so much, I'll post more later. Spotty signal right now.


Well Hon... your gfr is better than mine... mine is 19 and they are keeping a close watch on me .... praying it doesn't go any lower... another question you asked was is there any protein that might trigger a gout attack more than others.... I can't really say for sure... but I believe mine is more the high protein of meats...is when I get my attacks... I crave meats.... being anemic does that to me... so really have to watch everything I eat. Also have eczema with is part and parcel of poor kidney function... the itch gets so bad sometimes none of the creams I have help at all, so out comes the ice packs... and if lucky that helps...

Tonight I got me out a small can of corned beef, shredded a half a potato and diced some onion... fried it all up and was it good... I think you call it corned beef hash....lol.... and wouldn't you know about 1/2 hour after got a twang in my left foot that vibrated with the pain... too much protein Bernice... have to cut back. Oh for that new glorified body would be so great... Come quickly Lord Jesus so many or us need you.
 

Almost Heaven

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Good Morning all here is a portion of an email I got from Margery...

I'm able to log in and out and in again, but I still can't reply to any thread, I can quote someone else or a previous response of mine upthread, but I can't add any text.

I let Chris know thru the text box on my report this naughty thread bit all of the above, but if either of you are still able to post, could you just tell people I appreciate the condolences, and hi and hugs back. I'll keep trying.
 
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Kem

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and wouldn't you know about 1/2 hour after got a twang in my left foot that vibrated with the pain...
I'm so sorry you have to suffer this Bernice! BTW I do love that canned corn beef, quirky of me no doubt but one of those carry over things from childhood I guess.

Tonight is going to be steaks and green salad. Dh will have cake or cherry depending on his preference at that time.
 

Amity

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I meant to add Mike didn't want but a bite of supper last night. After he got cooled off and had a bath, he wanted the jello and whipped cream and then around 7:30 he wanted a sausage and biscuit. We baked some canned biscuits and had some sausage patties and voila
Anath, Your Mike sounds like my Mike, lol. He loves whipped cream and sausage biscuits.

I'm trying to limit my protein thanks to this kidney stuff, so I made my veggie soup the other day with celery, carrots, cabbage, zucchini, onion, garlic, and a can of diced tomato. Served with grated parmesan on top. So good. Today I fixed egg salad sandwiches for lunch with mayo, celery salt, pepper, and a little bit of pickle juice. Sprinkled paprika on top. Yummy.

Notdeceived, I've noticed since the antibiotics are kicking in that the ankle pain in gone, the hive like rash is gone and I'm feeling much better and more alert. I'm praying that the uti is what made it drop so much and that it can recover. Still praying for healing for yours.
 
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Almost Heaven

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Amity feel free to post anything you need to here, sis. We all do that.
We refer to our little thread & liken it to sitting 'round the table.
Yes we do. We chat, cry, laugh, lift each other up, praise and worship around our cyber dinner table.
Lord Bless those gathered around this table tonight and keep care of those who are not able to be here with us tonight.
 

Amity

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Grilled Hawaiian pork chops.

Bone in chops, about 3/4" thick, marinated in soy sauce, juice from can of pineapple rings, crushed garlic clove, salt and pepper, ginger (I have a tube of ginger paste, powdered would work too) olive oil and a bit of vinegar....I used rice wine vinegar because I had it. Not necessary, but used a little sesame oil.
Grilled with the pineapple rings. Making rice pilaf and green beans.
 

Jonathan

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Just had a night of Trident COD filets (after TT recommended the fish sticks). They are even better than the fish sticks. Very good stuff. I'm not normally a fish person (unless either Bluefin Tuna or Salmon is concerned), but these filets from Tridents are even better than their fish sticks. And they are Alaskan procured.

My Geiger counter didn't even blip. (Fukashima joke).

Sometimes great meals don't have to cost a lot, and are very easy to make. It is so easy to be ungrateful for the luxury we live in. Kind Solomon, it has been said, in all his wealth, never had access to the bounty of one's local supermarket.

I am very grateful to God for good and affordable food. Thank you, Lord.
 
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