Pancreas Removed

By lacat87 Latest Reply 2012-08-12 10:57:13 -0500
Started 2011-10-06 12:57:21 -0500

In 2010 had my pancreas removed because of several years of chronic pancreatitis with unknown reasons. The doctors removed the good islet cells from the bad and then transplanted the good cells in my liver. As a result I was told I'm in the "Other" category. And recently I was told I'm Type 1. I check my sugars at least 4 times a day and give myself insulin according to my sliding scale.

5 replies

0tina0 2011-10-09 23:30:02 -0500 Report

I lost my pancreas and a bunch of other stuff they decided I didn't need in Oct 2008. I am really doing well…not to say I haven't had a few hard times…but over all I am alive…and cancer free. Life is really good. I check my sugars up to 10 times a day and take insulin several times. It amazes me how easy it really is when you make that choice to do what ever it takes to live…Good Luck to you!

pixsidust 2011-10-06 22:49:41 -0500 Report

Your plate is a full one. I can only hope you are surrounded by loved ones who support your efforts towards health. Take one day at a time, allowing yourself rest when you need it. I am glad you are alive.

jnerdee 2011-10-06 13:45:26 -0500 Report

wow, that's sounds scary. please take good care of yourself and yourself healthy

lacat87 2011-10-06 15:08:18 -0500 Report

Well thank you very much!! It took a long time to recover and am doing pretty good right now. Still dealing with phantom pain after meals. Ugggh! Trying to take good care of myself, but at times I want to throw up the hands and say "I'm not doing this anymore"!! But I continue on. Thanks again.