hypnotic month [deleted] 2:59am, 20 October 2009
Also, if you see her, tell her today I sent super-power-vibes to her fixors, and get-well soon wishes to her. Ohh...maybe we could all post notes here and someone who knows her could print it out or show her online. :D
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Wow, I hope everything is ok.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
The biggest part is over and she is doing well. :) not sure how much she would want posted, but just wanted you to know shes doing good :)
hypnotic month [deleted] Posted 9 years ago. Edited by hypnotic month (member) 9 years ago
Justin: I didn't think she'd mind. I figured since she posted it in her photostream, she probably wouldn't mind if we talked about it. Anyway, let her know I said "get well!". :)

(edit: I just realised what you meant, Justin. lol Yeah, I don't think we need super gritty details, just to know she's doing okay. :) )
TwoOneoh! 9 years ago
Good to hear they took care of her! I hope she recovers fast.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 9 years ago
Here's to a speedy recovery!
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 9 years ago
I hope she's doin' well too.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
FYI, she's still doing good, better and better every day in fact. If anyone wants to mail her a card or letter , pm me and I'll give you the mailing address.
hypnotic month [deleted] 9 years ago
Yay! I'm glad she is getting better. :)
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
I'm welling up with tears! I love you guys!! Surgery went really well, I didn't see what exactly was posted...I had my pancreas and spleen removed and an auto transplant of insulin producing cells to my liver.

I'll be in the hospital at least another week. Maybe two. But the doctors (teams and teams of them!) have said I'm one of the best patients they have seen and my recovery is going very fast. Ahead of schedule.

This is my first time back on flickr. I'll try to update, it's exhausting, and you'll have to excuse me if I'm ridiculous cause I'm on methadone, rexaset, fentanyl...and don't ask me how to spell any of those!
jus728 9 years ago
good to see that you are ok, and hope you are able to be out taking great pics again SOON.
Darin... PRO Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Darin... (member) 9 years ago
wow... this is all news to me! you are a testament to toughness! good for and wishing you a continued speedy recovery! looking forward to new photos soon, even if you have to explore the angles of your hospital room! take care, you!
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Hambone Lewinski 9 years ago
"auto transplant of insulin producing cells to my liver"

Wait, they transplanted your beta cells to your liver? How much of your insulin regulation do they expect you to have after you fully recovered?

This is totally amazing. It's like science fiction realized.

Jason
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HBRstudios 9 years ago
Correct me if I am wrong, Amanda, but I hear that there is a good chance that she might not have any diabetic issues at all.
hypnotic month [deleted] 9 years ago
Yay! You're getting better! :D
TwoOneoh! 9 years ago
This is great news!
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 9 years ago
HBRstudios is a group administrator HBRstudios Pro User says:

Correct me if I am wrong, Amanda, but I hear that there is a good chance that she might not have any diabetic issues at all.


That is amazing
Anna Merritt 9 years ago
Amanda, many blessings to you on your speedy recovery and I am sending you many prayers and wishes for that to keep on track and get you back to a better you...SOON!!!
If what HBRstudios says is true, what a miracle that is! May you be blessed with a wealth of health, love, peace, joy, laughter and the best darn camera and lens out there!!!!
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
The doctors tell me I have one of the best chances they've seen for never needing insulin once the islet cells start working on their own. It could take a couple months. They were able to harvest ideal amounts of healthly cells, so! There is a VERY strong possibility I will NOT be diabetic, even though I no longer have a pancreas.

And technically, this part of the surgery is still considered experimental, but they've been doing the surgery the same way the last 7 years and there are people who Have had it done and still require No insulin.
nostalgicearth 9 years ago
Soooo happy to hear things are going so well with your recovery. When you are feeling up to it, we'll have to have another fire to sit around and bs at!!! :) Keep up the good work!!!!
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Hambone Lewinski 9 years ago
Amanda,

Even if you do have to do some diet regulation, that's not a bad price to pay. Heck, many Americans do that to themselves just be eating three squares of McDonalds every day.

Even so, I'm glad to hear that you probably won't have to deal with that.

I suspect that I will be telling people about your procedure (I'll omit the names to protect the innocent) for an age to come, to describe the marvels of modern medicine.

Jason
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
You can tell anyone you'd like. I think the surgery is amazing. And I'm part if research studies now too, so there are quite a few people medically interested in what happens.
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
And I might be discharged on Tuesday!!
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 9 years ago
Congrats on a successful surgery Amanda. :)
I feel you must feel quite enthusiastic to remove insulin treatments from your life. :) That's certainly amazing!
EmilyNorton 9 years ago
Glad to hear you're doing well after your surgery Amanda!!! :) We're thinking about you!
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
After 20 days in the hospital, they let me go home today. I'm still feeling pretty rough, but it's nice to be home.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
Welcome home!!
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HBRstudios 9 years ago
Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nostalgicearth 9 years ago
Yay- There's no place like home ;)
hypnotic month [deleted] 9 years ago
Yay! You're home! Even if you still feel yucky, that has got to be better than the hospital...20 days there...yuck.
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
And I'm back in from a complication. Could be nothing, but could require another surgery. I could use and appreciate thoughts, prayers, well-wishes, or crossed-toes today that I won't have to go back under the knife.
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My thoughts are with you, hoping things will work out for the best with a speedy/trouble-free recovery.
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mb_wen 9 years ago
How about crossed eyes? X-)
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
They work too. lol.
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
Well it's a waiting game now. Doctors don't know for how long. My abdominal xrays looked better today, but the possibility of surgery still exists. We're just waiting it out.
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JustinSinks 9 years ago
thinking of you! hope they figure it out quickly
Mrs HBR 9 years ago
Hoping for no new surgery and a quick return to your much more comfortable furniture at home!! Sending good and healing thoughts!
nostalgicearth 9 years ago
I've crossed everything! Lots of good vibes comming your way!!!
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HBRstudios 9 years ago
Ditto.
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Good thoughts for you Amanda! I hope you are able to skip the surgery and be home soon.
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
The tests will be Friday. Good results and I'll be able to eat more than ice chips and leave the hospital. Other side is an obstuction and surgery. This week is resting and letting inflamation go down before the tests.

Thanks everyone for your continued support!
hypnotic month [deleted] 9 years ago
OMG, have you still not eaten?!! I hope your tests turn out okay! :)
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
I think it's some sort of torture! I had a little breakdown yesterday when they told me it was going to be another three days of no food. I think anyone that knows me understands. I found myself wishing for low blood sugar just so they'd give me some juice and I could have something other than a little ice to suck on! LOL! That can't be good....
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mb_wen 9 years ago
Do sno cones count???
hypnotic month [deleted] 9 years ago
hahaha, that is hilarious. I'll hope for a very tiny, non-life-threatening drop in blood sugar for you... (that has to be the strangest wish I've ever made for a person haha)
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
Well the good vibes paid off! No more surgery for meee! Woo-hoo!

I had the initial testing on Friday, more testing on Saturday (so they could look closer at some stuff), and had to wait until this morning for results. I hate waiting.

But! No obstruction, so I get to go home either today or toomorrow. Yay!!!
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HBRstudios 9 years ago
Awesome!
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Good news, Amanda!
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