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April 27, another anniversary
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MrsCora01 posted:
So tomorrow is another anniversary for me. If all goes according to plan, I will have 3 pancreas anniversaries this year. Feb. 28 was the second anniversary of my pancreas transplant. But April 27 2008 was my last injection of insulin (6 units of lantus). It's pretty amazing. The interesting thing is that I was about 2 years and 4 months old when I was diagnosed with T1. So in another 4 months I will have spent as much time insulin free as an adult as I did as a child. Believe me, I appreciate it much more now. So I'll celebrate that date too! LOL

Cora
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Lainey_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi MrsCora, you are certainly a fighter and winning. I will celebrate that today. Thank you for this inspirational post.
 
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OLDTIFF47 replied to Lainey_WebMD_Staff's response:
OH MY SUCH A JOY TO HEARS THIS GRAND NEWS...AND I HONOR THE DONORS FAMILY SO...


I FOR ONE THINK IN THE USA....IT SHOULD BE OPT OUT OF BEING A DONOR NOT OPT IN....


TIFF
 
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MrsCora01 replied to OLDTIFF47's response:
Hi Tiff. I agree. It is called "presumed consent". I believe that some European countries have it. They try periodically to introduce it here in parts of Canada, but basically the fear mongers come out of the woodwork and scare people into thinking that the docs in the ER will kill you if they think you are a good organ donor. Nobody stops to think that this attitude is pure urban legend.

Cora


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