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Thread: 20 year Anniversary today for hubby double Transplant (Kidney and Pancreas)

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    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
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    Celebration today, hubby got his new kidney and pancreas transplant 20 years ago today

    What a great day to celebrate. He was a severe diabetic since he was in 4th grade and was on 3 shots of insulin a day.

    In 1989 both kidneys failed and was on home dialysis for 1 year and still worked a full time job

    On September 18, 1990 he got a new chance in life! He got a new kidney and pancreas transplant at Indianapolis, Indiana.

    He is no longer a diabetic and no longer on insulin!

    He was one of the patients that made history for Methodist Hospital as the did the following transplants within 24 hours at the hospital and cancelled all other surgeries

    1. my hubby got kidney and pancreas
    2. guy got other kidney
    3. guy got heart
    4. lady got lung
    5. another lady got lung

    all of these organs from the same donor (he was drinking and riding his motorcyle and was brain dead) we are so thankful that he donated his organs for others

    also skin, eyes, bone marrow was donated to other hospitals

    (when the donor, Peter got his drivers license he told his parents he wanted to be an organ donor) we are so blessed that he was as he has helped out alot of patients

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    What a blessing! Congratulations on 20 years! :thumbup:

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    Congratulations to you and hubby. Long road to travel.

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    Oh Crafty....congratulations! That's just wonderful :D

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    Thanks everyone!

    We had a Dr. appt. last month and as we was walking down the hallway we ran into his surgeon. He was so happy to see Reggie and there was another Dr. with him and he sure talked about the double transplant to the other Dr.

    It made our day!

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    It is wonderful to know that your husband is still doing well 20 years after the transplants!

    Does he have any restrictions because of them? Anything extra he must do to maintain them?

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    Congratulations!!! Here's to 20 more...

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    Yay for hubby - congrats! I love my insulin pump, but would love a working pancreas even more.

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    Craftybear, Your DH is very Blessed. and you also. Here is toa another 60 years. (why settle for 20 yrs.) Huggs....Mary

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    Congrats and many more years to come. YOu are an encouragement to me and my DH. Thanks for our many chats about this and give hubby a big hug. Now go celebrate.

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    Wow! How wonderful that all is well 20 years later. Hope you celebrate.

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    Huge Congrats to you both and may you have 40 more!!!
    This is something you want to shout from the roof tops.

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    Some good can come out of tragedy! It certainly did that time!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Congradulations on the 20 years and hope for many more.

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    Congratulations to you both! What a miracle. Thanks for sharing this wonderful event. Hugs!!!!

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    Congratulations to both of you! May the Lord give you and your husband many more years of happiness!

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    Praise God!

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    Congratulations! Wishing you both many more to come!

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    Wonderful!!

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    Hooray! May God continue to bless you both.

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    Happy LIFEday.... It's rare that transplant recipients live this long because the medication destroys other organs...

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    How wonderful. What a great anniversary.

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    Happy anniversary!

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    Happy anniversary Craftybear. Thank you for sharing your story. I hope you go and celebrate your very special anniversary with your husband. Blessings!

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    God bless you. May you have many, many, many more anniversaries to celebrate!

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