Nancy

Nancy

Age: 63 Years

Length of Treatment: 2 Years

Country: Chile

“Due to the nutritional therapy, I have been able to keep my lab values stable and compensated.”

Nancy’s Story

MY CKD:

6 years ago I had a checkup because I was suffering from a bad headache. At my workplace, there was a physical therapist: he measured my blood pressure and told me that I had high blood pressure. I went to the cardiologist and underwent a full check-up; the doctor told me from my creatinine results that I have a kidney damage and referred me to a nephrologist. I felt very surprised because I had no other symptoms.

For me it was terrible, and I couldn’t believe what was happening, so I began to learn about Chronic Kidney Disease, a subject that I was totally unaware of.  My biggest fear is being hospitalized and the doctor telling me that I can’t do more, and I must start dialysis. I try to do everything my doctor and nutritionist tell me, because due to their advices, I have been able to keep my disease stable and compensated.

MY DIET:

The most difficult thing for me is the issue of food, not being able to eat what other people eat. But what I can’t eat I don’t eat it, or if I do, it is in small quantities. It is a salvation to delay the start of dialysis.

 

MY LIFE:

I still work despite being retired due to my illness. I thank my employer because he has kept me in my job: my best ally is work because it creates a routine. After work I rest, go out for a walk, and tend to my own garden.

 

MY SUPPORT:

I am thankful to everyone: my nutritionist who helped me to have a healthier regimen, my nephrologist who recommended this treatment, my son who encouraged me to follow the treatment.

Nancys Advice - I would advise that there is always a solution, that you dare to use this therapy. Patients who want and can, should start with this treatment to improve their wellbeing and quality of life.
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