About Me

Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com

No


Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Came across the site when I was googling a question


Are You Male or Female?

Male


Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?

I was diabetic since I was 18 months old and had a kidney and pancreas transplant in 2011


Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.

Kidney and pancreas


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Advagraph 6mg daily Myfortic 720 mg twice daily AmLodipine 10 mg daily Atorvastatin 40 mg daily Sulfatatrim 160 mg three times a week Cialis 5 mg daily


How many years have you had your Transplant for?

7 years


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I would like to know what others are experiencing and how they are doing.


Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?

Foothils hospital Calgary Canada


Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

It’s been fantastic ! I am a single dad of two boys because my wife passed away from an accident and I have the wonderful opportunity to do so many amazing things with my young boys . I have never felt so good and in control of my life .


Share whatever information you want us to know about you

Widowed dad with two active boys and no time to date but my kids are the most important part of my life !


Share your interests and hobbies

Hiking , camping , atving, snowmobiling, skiing , traveling everywhere and volunteering as a scout leader .


What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country

Calgary Alberta Canada


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  • Hi Kaytee 

    im sorry you have had such a hard time after your pancreas transplant . 

    As for me I have been very lucky .when I first had my transplant they were testing my ability to see how low of a dosage of tacrolimis I can handle and try dropped my dose down to 1.5 mg twice a day and that sent my amylase and lipase levels flying high which made them think I was drinking! lol.. but in reality the low dosage put me into rejection and made my CMV virus elevate till they raised my tracro to 3 mg and upped my dosage of prednisone till it lowered . Otherwise I have only had thickening of my blood and they had me go to have 1 litre removed to help thin it out . 

    I am wondering what type of prances transplant did you receive? There is one where they remove the beta cells from a group of pancreases and inject the cells into another organ usually spleen. Or did you receive a full organ transplant? 

  • Hi Dave my name is Kaytee and I’m a pancreas only transplant. I have had a hard almost 4 yrs since my transplant. Wondering did you have a lot of problems with viruses CMV, EBV, BK Virus or anything else since you were transplanted? Or any problems with cancers from IS drugs?

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