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I had a kidney/pancreas transplant 9 years ago. I had Type 1 Diabetes as well. I was on the insulin pump. The diabetes is what caused my kidney failure. It was tough going through dialysis because it made me sick because of the diabetes. Now I do not wear the pump or have to do anything that deals with diabetes. But not everyone gets that lucky. Some still have to take insulin and check there blood. I also had other complications that were caused by Type 1 diabetes. Now I have a second chance to enjoy life. It was all worth the sickness and other conplications of Diabetes.
I'm 3 years 2 months post transplant & came to the conclusion the other day I felt better, more radiant & vibrant 18 months ago. My bloods are very stable. The only things I seems to be struggling with are moods thanks to prednisone & premature ovarian failure (diagnosed last year just as I turned 41 -all due to the immunosuppressive meds, thanks) & quite a bit of fatigue -mild anemia- and general disinterest in life. Not hopelessness, just kind of lack of ability to be interested in anything or motivated to do anything, and yet I am bored stiff!
My doctor just says snap out of it and go for a run, set a goal every day and achieve it etc. He refuses to treat with HRT or anti anxiety meds or antidepressants.
I guess I am just not happy. But also not unhappy or ungrateful. So has anyone else gone through this too and what did you do to beat this kind of thing?
Let's hope only an adjustment in medication is in order and save the rejection worry for when there is any evidence.....Just remember to breathe occasionally
It IS normal because inpatient everything is controlled (diet, fluid intake, medication dosage/scheduling....) Once home look for steady levels and stay hydrated, that is key to success.
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