Personal Narrative: Pancread Transplant

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children, was difficult. As an adolescent and young adult, I felt unable to be carefree and struggled to open up to others, as most people my age were able to do. After I got married and had my daughter, I was terrified to drive and get involved in activities with her in case I had a low blood sugar, as I would have to pull off the road and couldn’t tend to her adequately. Highway driving became a nightmare. It made me feel out of control and inadequate. Later on, as I managed to conquer these fears and manage my diabetes, I began contemplating my first double organ kidney/pancreas transplant. Soon after Gaby was born, I was informed that I would need to have a transplant in approximately seven years’ time, as my kidneys were regressing.
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