A summary of my current feelings at this stage of my pancreatic islet transplant surgery recovery and the way it has changed all aspects of my life.

Dear Type-1 Diabetes: It’s been 4 years, and I’ve now almost forgotten you

Dear Type-1 Diabetes,

I know you probably won’t care, but I thought I’d tell you a little about what things have been like since I’ve learned to live without you.  It’s been a long 4 years since the start of our breakup, and almost 40 since you first came into my life.  I’m now starting to remember what things were like before I met you.

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News and Breakthroughs – My City of Hope Transplant

Feeling very privileged to find my story on City of Hope’s website about Type-1 Diabetes under News and Breakthroughs as they work to find a cure.

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Type-1 Diabetes – City of Hope – My Personal 3-Year Miracle

This is a presentation I recently made at a City of Hope event summarizing my 3 years in a Clinical Trial for Type-1 Diabetes.  It’s my personal 3-year miracle.

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Current Thoughts

My thoughts at this point center around my confidence in the City of Hope and my transplant team.  I am stunned about how they have already changed my life.

In a process like this, you are reminded every day of how lucky you are to be part of it – by the disciplines you develop, the benefits you receive, and the promise of the treatment. I will never regret, irrespective of the eventual outcome, being a small part of this incredible journey.

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