@mignon . I was hoping that @kamama94 would respond, and she has – beautifully! I do not have any particular advice at the moment. I do hope you will let us know what Mayo has to say so that we can contribute practical suggestions. For example, @kamama94 has a neat cookbook available to help you with diet, etc. I'm 80, have lost a kidney and breast to cancer, and this spring, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Like you, I asked the doctor how come diabetes now. He said it's hereditary, but I doubt it. Anyhow, my kidney is Stage 3. I'm now learning to juggle three diets. As I like to say, I can eat anything so long as it's not food!!! Strangely enough, my health problems, while annoying, do not cause me any serious stress. Think that might be because I'm also caregiver to my husband, who has Dementia – a really terrible disease. Don't have time to worry too much about any one thing. My goal is to care for my husband as long as possible, and when I no longer can, we've a stack of crossword/coloring/puzzle books we plan to bring with us to the nursing home!! Need some quality colored pencils, if anybody can suggest a brand! Seriously, I do think the busier one is, the better off one is. Exercise of some sort, diet, family, friends, life! Today was a beautiful autumn day, and there are only two months and 29 days until the first broadcast of a Cardinal baseball game, and even though I'm a Cub fan, I can't wait to listen. You'll be in our thoughts and prayers. This much I can promise – whatever happens at Mayo, you'll be surrounded by lovely, caring folk, and really, it won't be as bad as our imagination tells us. Take care!!!