Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Day 27 back to Minneapolis

Yesterday, we had a nice day again doing fair-related activities.  We usually stay most of the day at some friends house that is right on the parade route.  We watch the parade, eat well, play games, and visit.  It is  always one of my favorite days of the year.  I saw several people that I  haven't seen all summer and enjoyed sharing my experience with them.  Most were incredulous and very excited and happy for me.  We have a few friends who have a   diabetic child, who  are watching me with keen interest.  It  was a fun day, but I did get quite tired by the end.

Today we drove back to Minneapolis.  I was again a nice sunny day and we stopped a few times to walk and sightsee, which helped to break up the trip.  We stayed with our friends again.  I am still at 11 units of insulin/day.  I had a few blood sugars above 120 today.  I can tell that I spent most of the day in the car with not enough exercise.

I think I might be getting some mouth lesions, which are side effects of the immunosuppressants.


Janette said...

Hi Kathy, I just read all of your blog. Congratulations! I really hope the islets " stick" and you require less and less insulin. The best of luck to you and keep as all posted!!

Kim said...

Kathy, just wanted to thank you for detailing your personal experience for all of us to read. You are describing everything we all want to know about the islet-cell transplant experience. I hope everything continues to go well for you. I imagine the day that you use 0 units of insulin will be a good one.