Dietary Plan

My dietary plan.

Before meeting Jinny at the appointed time yesterday, I went to see the dietician again. Miss Saw, the dietician at the Lam Wah Ee Hospital, explained to me in detail what my 5 daily meals should be like. My ration of three exchanges of protein for the day could be something like one portion for breakfast, one for lunch and one for breakfast or one and one half for lunch and dinner respectively. Meat protein is preferred over soy-based products as it is easier for the body to absorb. It may be difficult initially but I think I can manage eventually. It is just a matter of getting used to and adapting my daily routine around it.

I also decided to collect the Detrusitol SR since I was at the hospital. Mr. Wong, the pharmacist, had already packed them for me and I need not wait in queue to pay. It was all a breeze. The extreme side effects that I experienced could be due to many other factors and that day could be an exception. I have not felt that lousy since. My medication is getting more expensive – RM249 per month. Hopefully, the condition of my kidneys will stabilise at the current levels. It is going to be a drain on my finances should I need even more expensive drugs.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

8 thoughts on “Dietary Plan”

  1. Let me help.. if the medication cost is wat you need.. i may not be able to help with all the cost.. but let me help.. with some at least.. should the need arises. You have my email address.. let me know.. 🙂 It would be an honour to help.

  2. MrsT,
    Thank you. I appreciate your kind thoughts very much. I can still afford it at the moment. Even if I cannot, God will see to it that I am well looked after. God bless you.

  3. peter, that was what i was about to say. i was thinking of the church hymn “don’t worry”. it goes something like this:

    do not worry about what to eat
    what to wear or put on your feet
    go and try do your best today
    then leave it in the hands of the lord.

  4. Lucia,
    I must worry what I eat because the wrong food may exacerbate my problems.

    May God bless you for your kindness.

  5. well, peter you are taking the hymn literally then.

    of course all of us too one way or another worry about what to eat each day, what to feed our children and all that, but if you don’t look at the beautiful hymn literally, you’ll get the meaning.

  6. I have been dignose with kidney problem. My doctor say my kidneys are funtioning at 50%. I have High Blood Pressure for 13yrs and on medication, have gout and on medication but the doctor has not given me any medication for my kidneys. What i need to know is what kind of food I should avoid and how much of what i can eat.Can you please help.

  7. gurmail,
    Are you currently under the care of a nephrologist? If not, you should get your doctor to refer you to one and a dietician at the same time. The dietician should be able to tell you what you can or cannot eat from your medical charts and advise you accordingly.

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