"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…"