Sunday, June 30, 2013

Smooth Sailing

Well, in August, I will be celebrating my 4 years with new lungs! Amazing! I've been very lucky to not have had any rejection yet! My stomach is still a mess but the meds help a little. My weight has been maintaining but still under weight. My sinuses continue to give me some problems with drainage, polyps, and headaches. Usually get sinus surgery once a year. The stuff drains into my lungs and makes them a little junky and it's very hard to cough up. Very annoying feeling it in there blocking an airway. Somehow my lung function tests are great though! Very happy that my biopsy I had a few months back showed that I don't have cancer yet! So glad I am healthy enough to be flying up to Ohio tomorrow to see my family!

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  1. I am from Ohio and have been going to the Cleveland Clinic for an evaluation for a single lung transplant, I am 53 years old. People say I am crazy, I say I wanna be able to breathe. I just found your sight today and hope all is going well for you.

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  2. ^ There are people here a lot older than that who have gotten lung transplants at the hospital I got mine and they all seem to be glad they went through with it and feel so much younger. They are able to play with their grandkids, go out fishing, work out, go on trips, etc... It's a tough and painful going through the surgery but you will be glad you did it! I hope you get some new lungs soon and have a quick recovery! I am still doing great! My lung function remains around 90% !!!

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  3. I just found your blog and I have to say your story is inspiring. I am 26 and need a heart/liver transplant. It is comforting to hear how other people cope and show such courage. Thanks for sharing your story, your family will be in my prayers.
    Mallory
    http://transplantlifeasweknowit.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Mallory! I had a very rough time but I have had NO rejection at all! Every one is different and some of my friends didn't have as hard of a time as I did so don't let my stories scare you away from getting one. It's amazing how much more I can do now! I hope you have great success with yours! You can contact me anytime if you want to talk / ask questions.

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