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Joined: 02/05/2010
My Story:
I was diagnosed with T1 diabetes in 1966. In the 70s I was told I had protein in my urine but my kidney damage progressed very slowly (in part I think due to working hard to take good care of myself). I went on dialysis in 2001 and got a kidney from my cousin in 2002 (she gave it to me on her birthday!). In 2008 I had a pancreas transplant and have been insulin free since April 27th of that year. Wow! Isn't technology a wonderful thing?

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Reply: Prednisone after transplant
Hi Abbbby (hope I got the right # of 'b's). Glad your transplant went well. How are you...More
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Reply: Advice on alternatives to Prograf and how to find ...
Is she not on prednisone? I was on that combo (prograf and rapa) for a long time with my...More
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Reply: Liver transplant
Hmmm. I would wait at least until after your first liver anniversary. You will be more...More
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Reply: Taken off of the transplant list
That doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Your best bet would be to talk to the doctors or...More
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Reply: looking to talk!
Hi Emily from Texas. I'm afriad there aren't many of us here - and mostly kidneys and...More
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Reply: Drinking after Kidney Transplant
It depends on how much you plan on drinking. What are your plans?
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Reply: Chance to win a $25.00 gift card to Amazon for par...
Thanks Brett. That was amazingly well thought out. The only thing I would add would have...More
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Reply: Kidney/Pancreas Transplant
Hi there and congrats on your new gifts. The first year is always the hardest. I had...More
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Reply: Cryptogenic Liver Cirrhosis & Hepatopulmonary synd...
Hi Lauren. Every recovery is different. My kidney tx didn't go so well.and I spent 3...More
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Reply: liver transplant
Hi Iana. I'm sorry, but I don't know too much about livers. Most of us here (and we are...More
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