Chicago Marathon 2012

Chicago Marathon 2012
You Can Still Run For A Cause!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sitting outside listening to the early morning in Pohdunk Mi makes living here in February worth it.

I haven't been writing much not because I'm burned out or anything like that, but because everything is just so normal.

It's exactly what the whole thing was about.


Medical Alert Systems said...

Excellent post, thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Six years! Amazing... Is this the norm? Main question I have is: If, at some point, the islets fail, will it be difficult to get another transplant? Particularly, since the first transplant was so successful. I look at islet transplantation as a therapy, not a cure, and most people would need multiple transplants. Hopefully, not all people will. P.S. I'm so happy for you!

parrotletzoo said...

I've been told that if I need a second transplant that I can be re-listed. I'm not sure what the policy is at other centers for re-listing patients if they have graft failure after they are finished with the study and follow up
Islet transplant is definitely considered therapy. Its a functional cure, having working islet cells doesn't rid the body of the underlying autoimmune disorder that destroys the cells in the first place.
Most people do need multiple transplants at this time but that is the whole point of the clinical trails - to find ways to minimize the number of transplants needed and to find ways make it a more viable treatment option for anyone that needs it.
thanks for your comments ;)