• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every persons position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

Hey Everyone! :)

Southern Belle

DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 30, 2006
Messages
1,348
Reaction score
167
Location
South US
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Conservative
Hi all! I missed everyone! :2wave: Sorry I left so suddenly, but I needed a long break from political debating, you know? And I had RL stuff to deal with. :( Seems last year they noticed my kidney function is very low, for anyone who knows, my GFR is in it's 20s. No real damage, but I only have 1 kidney from a birth defect. I'm not on dialysis though. :) And my dad has a little bit of cancer in his back they are trying to fix currently.

Anyway, so much stuff has happened in the news, I'm sorry I wasn't here to see what everyone had said about it. It's been very depressing but I did try and keep up. I won't leave without saying bye again. :) Hope everyone I knew is still here!
 

1069

Banned
Joined
Oct 21, 2006
Messages
24,975
Reaction score
5,126
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Órale, ese. ¿Cómo estás?
 

BDBoop

Banned
DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 17, 2010
Messages
9,800
Reaction score
2,719
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Other
Hi, I'm new but welcome back! :)
 

Southern Belle

DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 30, 2006
Messages
1,348
Reaction score
167
Location
South US
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Conservative
Thanks BD. Hi 10, nice to see you! :) Nah, I don't speak Spanish, lol.
 

Donc

Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 16, 2007
Messages
9,789
Reaction score
2,587
Location
out yonder
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Liberal
Hi all! I missed everyone! :2wave: Sorry I left so suddenly, but I needed a long break from political debating, you know? And I had RL stuff to deal with. :( Seems last year they noticed my kidney function is very low, for anyone who knows, my GFR is in it's 20s. No real damage, but I only have 1 kidney from a birth defect. I'm not on dialysis though. :) And my dad has a little bit of cancer in his back they are trying to fix currently.

Anyway, so much stuff has happened in the news, I'm sorry I wasn't here to see what everyone had said about it. It's been very depressing but I did try and keep up. I won't leave without saying bye again. :) Hope everyone I knew is still here!


Welcome back Southern Belle; also don’t be to concerned about the one kidney as I have been on one all of my life as well. Didn’t know about it until they ran a test about thirty years ago for something else.

Long story shortened, they peeked and only found one and a half kidney. After running some more chemicals thru my bod and taking another peek, they deduced that I must have been born with “one and a half kidney”. Didn’t keep me out of the USMC. :2wave:
 

Southern Belle

DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 30, 2006
Messages
1,348
Reaction score
167
Location
South US
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Conservative
Welcome back Southern Belle; also don’t be to concerned about the one kidney as I have been on one all of my life as well. Didn’t know about it until they ran a test about thirty years ago for something else.

Long story shortened, they peeked and only found one and a half kidney. After running some more chemicals thru my bod and taking another peek, they deduced that I must have been born with “one and a half kidney”. Didn’t keep me out of the USMC. :2wave:

Oh wow. They've always known I only had one, but at the Doctor for something completely different, they told me it was failing. :O In the hospital, they biopsied it and it had no desease but it had thin membranes and it didn't grow as kidneys do if you are missing the other one. No one knows if it's always been like that or if it is failing. But now I eat no chocolate or caffein and just eat the 40 grams of protein a day that the FDA recommends for my BMI.

And hello Chuz, thank you!
 

Chuz Life

Banned
Joined
Dec 12, 2009
Messages
3,981
Reaction score
385
Location
Nun-ya-dang Bidness
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Very Conservative
Oh wow. They've always known I only had one, but at the Doctor for something completely different, they told me it was failing. :O In the hospital, they biopsied it and it had no desease but it had thin membranes and it didn't grow as kidneys do if you are missing the other one. No one knows if it's always been like that or if it is failing. But now I eat no chocolate or caffein and just eat the 40 grams of protein a day that the FDA recommends for my BMI.

And hello Chuz, thank you!

Not that it does him any good,.. he still has a lot of problems,.... But my father supposedly has three Kidneys. Though the 3rd looks very undeveloped in xrays.
 

Donc

Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 16, 2007
Messages
9,789
Reaction score
2,587
Location
out yonder
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Liberal
Oh wow. They've always known I only had one, but at the Doctor for something completely different, they told me it was failing. :O In the hospital, they biopsied it and it had no desease but it had thin membranes and it didn't grow as kidneys do if you are missing the other one. No one knows if it's always been like that or if it is failing. But now I eat no chocolate or caffein and just eat the 40 grams of protein a day that the FDA recommends for my BMI.

And hello Chuz, thank you!

Chocolate I could do without but coffee (caffeine)!!!No friggen way. I needs my half a pot of coffee in the morn just to get my boots on. :shock:
 

Southern Belle

DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 30, 2006
Messages
1,348
Reaction score
167
Location
South US
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Conservative
Not that it does him any good,.. he still has a lot of problems,.... But my father supposedly has three Kidneys. Though the 3rd looks very undeveloped in xrays.

Wow, that's very interesting! Where is the 3rd one?

Chocolate I could do without but coffee (caffeine)!!!No friggen way. I needs my half a pot of coffee in the morn just to get my boots on. :shock:

Lol, yeah it was hard to stop chocolate, but I guess I have good willpower. Once I stopped, I can avoid it now easy. But chocolate and caffein are toxic to kidneys.
 

Chuz Life

Banned
Joined
Dec 12, 2009
Messages
3,981
Reaction score
385
Location
Nun-ya-dang Bidness
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Very Conservative
Wow, that's very interesting! Where is the 3rd one?

I've only been shown once and I can't read x-rays very well,... but it just looked like a shadowy thing right in the middle near his spine.

It's not thought to be functioning but they won't or can't remove it because of where it is.
 
Top Bottom