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> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Kidney-pancreas transplant.
> Check out Insulin-Free World for lots of info about K-P transplants. Deb
> Butterfield, the Exec. Dir., had one about 10 years ago and is doing
> Yes, she's insulin-free. Here's a link <A
> er.htm</A> . Also, you should read her book Showdown with Diabetes for
> whole story of her life as a diabetic (now former diabetic - don't you
> love that term former diabetic!)
In case this was directed at me since I'm the one with testing in progress
to get listed, Deb is on another list like this one for KPTXs that I am on.
I have been a member of that list since 8/99. I was told by my first neph in
'94 that I should investigate all I could about it because I would be
needing it. I went to the U of MIch. in Ann Arbor for a second opinion in
'96. They told me it would be 2-6 years and I would be tx'd. These are
Several on the KPTX list are encouraging me as we are encouraging Charisma.
I remember taking a whole year to decide if I wanted a pump. One of the
hardest things I ever did was insert that first practice needle knowing it
wasn't coming out for 3 days. That was 16.5 years ago. I really, really, do
not want to go on dialysis though I may not have a choice. After I'm listed
it may be 1-3 years before I get the *real* call. Many advances and new
antirejection drugs have come about in the last 10 years.
A man who visits our church often has had a dual tx, as well as the husband
of one of my nurses who gives me my bi-weekly EPO injections. They highly
Jan (60 y/o, T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83)
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