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Old 04-10-2008, 09:28 AM   #1
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Two Anniversaries

Today is the 12th anniversary of my first kidney/pancreas transplant. It literally saved my life. I had life threatening high blood pressure and was described as "Walking death" by my internist of 20 years. My new kidney is still as happy as a clam. My first pancreas lasted for 8.5 years and then, much to my surprise but not my doctors', gave up the ghost.

My other "anniversary" was 4-06-08, six months on my second pancreas, which I got on Oct 6th, 2007.

My A1C was 4.2, fasting blood glucose 84, which is fantastic for me as a "former" diabetic. I am living happily on extended time that I had no right to expect.

I got new fleece-lined slippers to celebrate.

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Old 04-10-2008, 09:33 AM   #2
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Congratulations Mike, and thanks for posting. Maybe it will cause some of our political and "can you believe this cr@p!" ranters to pause and take stock of what's really important.
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Congratulations Mike . It's nice to hear good news .
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:13 AM   #4
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Great! Good to hear some up lifting stories. thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:51 AM   #5
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Mike, how wonderful! And I know how sometimes having to take all the medication can be a drag, you are clearly a compliant patient!

My mom is a kidney transplant recipient (actually of 2 kidneys) that were transplanted 6 years ago. We just had a big scare as her body began rejecting--massive doses of steroids got her back on track. And MUCH more compliant.


Congrats and thanks for sharing! Enjoy those fuzzy slippers!
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That's sweet news! I think you deserve at least two pairs of slippers.
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Congratulations MikeD (the bionic man!)
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:45 PM   #8
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Dude, Those are some slick looking slippers! Thanks for sharing and thanks for having such a wonderful attitude!

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Happy anniversary Mike - it's good to hear stories like this - thanks.
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More Time my friend, have a great Hot cup of coffee this morning, put those slippers on and stand out on the front porch and take another deep breath. Its a beautiful day.
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Congrats, Mike. A wonderful milestone!

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