Pancreas and Kidney transplant - share experiences

Posted by charba1 @charba1, Jul 23, 2011
@sophiadelgado

I am 26 years old and was added to the kidney pancreas rransplant list on feb 21st 2014 can anhbodh tell me about thier transplant experiences and. Parricularlh thier wait time. J also live in washington and am listed in phoenix whT hppens when yoh geg that call how long dk j have to get thier ty

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Thank you all for your welcome and kind remarks. Also thank you for the referral to the Living after Transplant discussion. I don’t really hear about the mental, emotional and spiritual challenges recipients (or caregivers) face, so I am hoping for continued support in these areas from this group.

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@ters1993

My husband had a kidney and pancreas transplant at Mayo in 1993. He had a second kidney transplant in 2003 but the original pancreas transplant is still functioning. All his transplant numbers look good. Wondering if there are other transplants this far out from Mayo and would like to compare notes. Feeling blessed but support could help.

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I am Joan and I am 6.5 yrs. post kidney transplant and going strong!! So thankful to have this group to share faith, hope, healing and questions with!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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@sophiadelgado

I am 26 years old and was added to the kidney pancreas rransplant list on feb 21st 2014 can anhbodh tell me about thier transplant experiences and. Parricularlh thier wait time. J also live in washington and am listed in phoenix whT hppens when yoh geg that call how long dk j have to get thier ty

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@2011panc I am happy that you have found us. We transplant recipients and our caregivers) do have to stick together and to support each other! You have just given me an idea for a new transplant discussion! I hope you will join me there! Rosemary

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@sophiadelgado

I am 26 years old and was added to the kidney pancreas rransplant list on feb 21st 2014 can anhbodh tell me about thier transplant experiences and. Parricularlh thier wait time. J also live in washington and am listed in phoenix whT hppens when yoh geg that call how long dk j have to get thier ty

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@2011panc, How did you find our Connect discussion? Rosemary

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Hi this is Sandra pancrease transplant recipient. God bless and blessed are the fortunite

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@sandras, I would like to introduce you to a new member, @2011panc. She also received a pancreas transplant. I think that you two might have a lot in common.
Rosemary

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@rosemarya

@sandras, I would like to introduce you to a new member, @2011panc. She also received a pancreas transplant. I think that you two might have a lot in common.
Rosemary

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Sure! Hello I am a pancrease recipient 2013. When did you have your transplant?

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@sophiadelgado

I am 26 years old and was added to the kidney pancreas rransplant list on feb 21st 2014 can anhbodh tell me about thier transplant experiences and. Parricularlh thier wait time. J also live in washington and am listed in phoenix whT hppens when yoh geg that call how long dk j have to get thier ty

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I had been searching online, but I only found technical and caregiver support groups. I asked at my last annual exams if they were aware of any talk/discussion groups for recipients and they sent me this link.

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@sandras

I am a pancrease transplant receipant any one else on here that has this kind of transplant?

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I received a pancreas in 2011 and just found this group this week.

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@ters1993

My husband had a kidney and pancreas transplant at Mayo in 1993. He had a second kidney transplant in 2003 but the original pancreas transplant is still functioning. All his transplant numbers look good. Wondering if there are other transplants this far out from Mayo and would like to compare notes. Feeling blessed but support could help.

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I am so relieved to be able to stop counting carbs, counting calories, measuring and recording blood sugars, calculalting/measuring and administering insulin, that counting anything (such as the number of years since my transplant) is of no interest to me. I personally think all diabetics that are trying their hardest to remain healthy must become walking, talking computers. My focus now is stability. I will do the best the longest if I can keep all my levels and test results stable. This also includes stability in my diet and activity. There was so much chaos in my life before the transplant, I am just grateful for and enjoying the stability. Kinda funny, right?

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@rosemarya

@sandras, I would like to introduce you to a new member, @2011panc. She also received a pancreas transplant. I think that you two might have a lot in common.
Rosemary

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I received my transplant January 2011 in the middle of a traffic-stopping blizzard. I didn’t care about the weather but it is an interesting comment for people to hear.

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I have found that living with a transplant successfully changes you far beyond the actual physical and medical things we must do. Has anyone else noticed a change in your mental, spiritual or emotional self? Are you more or less: patient? understanding? short tempered? calm? forgiving? precise? picky? complimentary? thankful? resentful? Are your emotions the same, different, more pronounced or muted? I am just curious about how other people have reacted. You may have no other forum to discuss these issues and I would welcome any input from anyone.

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