"Hi Michael My name is Shawn, I am A kidney Pancreas trans plant receiver, the first pancreas did not work mine rejected over night. I had my second transplant 7- 2010 It has been great I go though rejection about every 6-8 month but I would not give…"
"I have only had a kidney transplant but have been diabetic since due to the affect of the transplant meds on my poor pancreas that was damaged by severe acute pancreatitis several years ago. I am responding to this post because I followed your blog…"
"I had a pancreas tx over ten yrs ago, i recomend it ESPECIALLY if you already had a kidney, it was the number one thing i did to save my kidney for as long as it has, i might be lucky to never need a kidney now, but if i stayed a type 1 diabetic, no…"
"I am 8 months out on a kidney only transplant (waiting for a pancrteas)...my drs were very conservative on the Prograf with me (came down on the mg's very slowly). The only side effect I had with the Prograf was that, initially, I…"
This is reassuring news to me!! All the docs advise against pregnancy, which I was okay with, but it is nice to know it is still an option!
Go through with it - Claire is right - it's a decision you won;t regret!"
No, I never think about it. As I see it, every day that I am able to get up and finction as a "normal" healthy human being is a bonus and I don't want to waste them worrying whether I will become ill again. The insulin…"
Thank you for the info. I had a similar feeling of tons of energy after my kidney transplant, so I know exactly felt (before and after), it was amazing. Ithink you bring up a very good point about the pancreas transplant,…"
I had a kidney & pancreas transplant together in March 1999. I had had insulin dependent Diabetes for 21 years and my kidneys had failed 2 years previously. The surgery for both took 10 hours and my pancreas is on my…"
"No A1C done yet! I am sure they will want a full 3 months before they do one. I did check after a big meal - curiosity again. . . and then I panicked because it was like 150 an hour after eating. . . freaked out, convinced myselg…"
"I still feel guilty. . I am hoping that goes away with time. Part of it might be that being a girl, I don''t want to pack on the pounds! OMG, It wasn't guilt free, but you better believe I enjoyed a big fat bowl of…"
"Chris or Kristy,
Do either of you ever test your blood sugar, especially after a big meal, just to see what it is (Kristy, I know you said your recent blood work showed that your sugar was 76)? Chris, what have your A1c's run since your…"
I agree on the diet vs. regiular soda thing. Yuck!! After drinking diet for over 20 years, I can't switch back. Ironically, some of the sugary foods are not everything I dreamt they would be. You…"
"Wow, I can now understand why you went for the pancreas, and I can understand being unaware of low blood sugars, thats scary. Now that you are 11 weeks out, aside from the chocolate chip cookie in the hospital, have you added anything to your…"
"Forgot, when filling out medical questionaires on health history, I always check the diabetes part which is usual for a doctor if surgery or test are performed if they discover something that is normally not there such as calcificaton of arteries…"