Post Number: 78
|Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 11:56 pm: ||
Ok, it's been six months since transplant, and I was thinking I had it mostly figured out what not to eat. But tonight I was looking at some websites that said Feta cheese and roasted in the shell peanuts. GAH!!!! I have been on a bit of a roasted peanut kick lately. And although I don't eat a TON of Feta, it was one of my little treats on a rather tight, unprocessed healthy diet. Have any of you heard of these? I did know about molded cheeses, like blue.... but not Feta.
|Kidney tx Aug. 23, 2011 Seattle Swedish Hospital. |
Post Number: 79
|Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2012 - 11:59 pm: ||
Here is one of the websites for the above post: http://www.uihealthcare.org/2column.aspx?id=226442
|Kidney tx Aug. 23, 2011 Seattle Swedish Hospital. |
Post Number: 452
|Posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 - 07:16 am: ||
I have to say, I don't remember a lot of food instructions (but then again, I was a bit out of it). I eat feta occasionally and the same goes for the peanuts. I would give your center a quick call and find out what they have to say. Don't forget, we got the transplants so that we could enjoy eating again versus the restrictions of dialysis.
|Dx with T1 in 1966 |
Kidney tx in Minneapolis 2002
Pancreas tx in 2008
Post Number: 5353
|Posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 - 08:37 am: ||
There are some things on that list that I do eat. What do they mean by under cooked meat? I will not eat steak well done. I refuse. I eat my steak medium rare. That is the only way it is palatable in my opinion. Game is even more so. And I love me some elk. Remember, there is room for all God's creatures......right next to my mashed potatoes!! Hell, I eat almond butter daily. This is disturbing...............
Post Number: 189
|Posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 - 10:37 am: ||
I have never been told not to eat feta or roasted in the shell peanuts. I love feta and eat it often. Perhaps I need to look into it before I eat any more!
1st Kidney Transplant @ Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville
June 22, 1999
2nd Kidney Transplant @ Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta
June 18, 2010
Post Number: 156
|Posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 - 11:45 am: ||
Just following the "attribute to at least 3 sources" rule I found the next two links:
Begins on pg. 6
These have much more info than my center or doctor has given. I have definitely eaten foods on the list of things to avoid. I buy cold cuts and sliced cheese from a small local market but know the owners and have talked with them about cleaning the machines, which is where the bacteria comes from (as I understand) and I haven't had a problem but maybe need to be more careful.
Cisco, here is a link to safe cooking temperatures for meat:
I guess you'll have to carry a meat thermometer around with you.\clipartlol}
|Diffuse Scleroderma |
Kidney Transplant March 11, 2010
St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
Post Number: 239
|Posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 - 11:46 am: ||
That list seems ridiculous to me. My doc, who's also the chief of medicine at the hospital, said I can eat anything, "just don't get too fat".
I eat sushi very often, sometimes as much as 3x a week. What I do avoid is excess sugar, salt, fat and protein, just like everyone should.
|Received kidney Mar 16, 2011, from my brother! 3/6 match |
St. Joe's, Hamilton, ON
Peritoneal dialysis Nov '08 - Mar '11
Dx 1995 - believed to be chronic glomerulonephritis
Started CAPD Oct 2008
Post Number: 5354
|Posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 - 02:41 pm: ||
Each and every transplant center is different about what you can and cannot eat. Much depends on what is considered 'excess' as far as salt, sugar, protein and fat. I watch saturated fat, I watch salt and sugar intake. Limits on protein depends on many things--how active are you? If you are VERY active you need more protein for muscle recovery. I stay at 25% protein in my diet or less. My total fat is 27% or less. The balance is carbohydrates, Usually 48-50%.
Post Number: 68
|Posted on Monday, March 05, 2012 - 05:34 pm: ||
30 years ago when I recived my first kidney the only thing I was told was to watch how much sodium. I thing I went from 90mg pre-TX to 1000mg post-TX.
|First cadaver kidney 09/29/1982 due to Alports |
2nd cadaver kidney.07/07/1984
On 05/16/1994 I stopped the anti-rejection drugs (I still take Prednisone).
See my post " Getting Off Antirejection drugs"
AS OF 12/12/2011
Calculated GFR: 22.3
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 03:05 pm: ||
That is weird. My doctors at Johns Hopkins, which is ranked as the best hospital in America and one of the best transplant centers, told me i didn't have to watch what i ate. Could eat absolutely anything. Just watch and minimize the sodium.
That is pretty much what i do. I eat anything. Minimize salt, watch for too much sugar, protein etc. like any normal person. Thus, try to avoid processed meats which have a high sodium content, and other processed things with high sodium content. But that is because of the sodium, nothing else. I eat plenty of stuff on that list all the time. Sushi often.
Indeed, with my transplant nurse, as i waited to see the doctor about a month after my transplant, we got into a discussion about what were the most delicious cheeses. We both agreed blues were among the best.