“My kidney function was at 9% (stage 5) … I was dialyzing Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I didn’t want a kidney transplant … Within 7 weeks my kidney function went from 9% (stage 5) to 16% (stage 4) and … dialyze Tuesday and Saturday … [to] off dialysis [within months]!”
“Dear Duncan, I want to thank you. I have been suffering from Kidney problems since I was born, due to constant urinary infections. When my kidneys failed in 2007 I had to start dialysis, I was 24 years old and 141 KG, and I made the decision to do my own research on body and nutrition.
My kidney specialists that I had seen said that my kidney function will get worse and within 2 years I will need a kidney transplant. In June 2009 my kidney function was at 9% (stage 5) my Creatinine was at 705 (60 – 125), Urea was at 55 (2.5 – 6.5) and my Calcium was at a low 1.55 (2.13 – 2.63), so low that I had a seizure and I was getting fluid build-up.
I was dialyzing Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I didn’t want a kidney transplant because I spoke to a lot of patients who have had it and they say you have to take over 120 tablets per week for the first 2 years and you have to take 3 tablets per day after that for the rest of your life.
When I was told I needed to do tests in August for kidney transplant I stepped up my research and that’s when I found you.
So I got all the information from my research along with your information and combined them together, and guess what? Within 7 weeks my kidney function went from 9% (stage 5) to 16% (stage 4) and now I only dialyze Saturday, and Creatinine is now at 388 (60 – 125), Urea as low as 19 (2.13 – 2.63) and Calcium is at 2.44 (2.13 – 2.63), my urine is as clear as ever and no The kidney specialists, doctors, and nurses, are amazed and confused at the same time at how can this be. I was telling everyone when I was on Dialysis that I am going to come off Dialysis, and everyone was laughing at me thinking that I was dreaming. They thought I was in denial as they were when they first started on Dialysis. The kidney doctors said that my kidneys are in honeymoon mode but I know the real reason.
So thank you so so so so so so much for all your hard work in research because I know research is time consuming and takes a lot of energy, you have saved me a lot of time and money and you have also confirmed a lot of doubts I had.
Update: I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart, and guess what I am no longer on dialysis, OMG its incredible, my kidney specialist and the kidney dialysis centre are puzzled coz they don’t know how I could have had all the kidney damage all my life and then have 91% of my kidney damaged and within months not only did I drop to 2 days but my results were so good that I was able to get off dialysis completely.
I know that there is a very high chance I can go back on dialysis but so far so good, and as of this Thursday it would be 1 month without dialysis.