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Old 09-06-2006, 09:00 AM   #41
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:33 AM   #42
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Hey, where'd you get that picture of me* *

Seriously, though, I remember getting into the jacuzzi at the gym and being greeted by several male expressions similar to Jack Nicolson's. Goes both ways though
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:57 AM   #43
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Old 09-06-2006, 03:20 PM   #44
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Take your BP at home with a monitor. Record

Sit back, relax, and put your index finger along side a nostril closing off your air intake.

With the free nostril, take a long deep breath.

Switch your finger to your other nostril and exhale slowly and completely, then take in another long deep breath with that same nostril.

Switch again and exhale, inhale.

Alternate for about 10 minutes from one nostril to the other, out.......in, then out in.

Your BP should drop about 15 pts.
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When I had renal failure due to years of diabetes my blood pressure was up to 250/120! My internist said my head was gonna explode. After I got a kidney/pancreas transplant it went back to "normal" but I'm still on two BP drugs. I love modern medicine.

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When I had renal failure due to years of diabetes my blood pressure was up to 250/120!* My internist said my head was gonna explode.* After I got a kidney/pancreas transplant it went back to "normal" but I'm still on two BP drugs.* I love modern medicine.

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Did your glucose go back to normal ?? The kidneys have very small capilaries and keeping the blood pressure low helps to "protect"them
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Did your glucose go back to normal ?? The kidneys have very small capilaries and keeping the blood pressure low helps to "protect"them
My new transplanted pancreas had my blood glucose back to normal within 6 hours of being "installed." For the next 8.5 years my blood sugar was almost always 70, which is astonishing for a lifelong diabetic. After 8.5 years, my new pancreas quit working. I had it removed about a month ago in preperation for getting a new one. I go on the pancreas transplant list on October 15th and was told I can expect a call in 6 to 12 months. In the meantime, I am a diabetic again. But my new transplanted kidney is still going strong after 10 years and 6 months.

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My new transplanted pancreas had my blood glucose back to normal within 6 hours of being "installed."* For the next 8.5 years my blood sugar was almost always 70, which is astonishing for a lifelong diabetic.* After 8.5 years, my new pancreas quit working.* I had it removed about a month ago in preperation for getting a new one.* I go on the pancreas transplant list on October 15th and was told I can expect a call in 6 to 12 months.* In the meantime, I am a diabetic again.* But my new transplanted kidney is still going strong after 10 years and 6 months.

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How does one function without a pancreas? I didn't think you could survive without one.

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Ahh, sorry, I should have been more clear. After the transplant, I had two pancreases, my original equipment one and my additional transplanted one. The one they recently took out was the failed transplanted one. I also have three kidneys - they leave the originals in and add the new organs in the lower abdomen.

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I've been pung.

We remove pancreases for the occasional early pancreatic cancer (these are almost all caught by accident during a test for something unrelated). It's called a Whipple procedure. And sometimes chronic, recurrent pancreatitis from alcohol or other causes effectively does the same thing.

You can live without it. You need to take insulin shots and pancreatic enzymes before meals. There are some problems, but the hope is that it beats the alternative.
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I've been pung.

We remove pancreases for the occasional early pancreatic cancer (these are almost all caught by accident during a test for something unrelated). It's called a Whipple procedure. And sometimes chronic, recurrent pancreatitis from alcohol or other causes effectively does the same thing.

You can live without it. You need to take insulin shots and pancreatic enzymes before meals. There are some problems, but the hope is that it beats the alternative.
Wow, I had no idea! Thanks, R-in-T
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Old 09-07-2006, 09:33 PM   #53
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I think they did a whipple on greys anatomy.


As mentioned the pancreas does double duty . As a type one diabetic or insulin dependent your not secreting insulin and you must take insulin shots to live. They are working on technics to replace the cells in the pancreas that make the insulin without having to replace the pancreas. Its still experimental.
Its exciting stuff for diabetics
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0828063019.htm



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Cool!

But don't tell the wing-nuts of either exteme. The right wing-nuts won't like the reminder of how closely we are related to other animals and will be distrustful of scientists unsupervised by fellow wing-nuts. The left wing-nuts won't want to exploit animals in any way--and also don't trust scientists who don't share their outlook.
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But don't tell the wing-nuts of either exteme.
Astro, it's too late. They already know and they're quietly gathering in small numbers in hardware stores all over the nation, plotting to attack!! Be prepared to bolt, or you're screwed!!!!


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