Well it has been 14 months since my transplant and I think I am finally on the right track. I was going into the hospital for about 4 days every month for a while there and even spent Thanksgiving having gall bladder surgery, no turkey dinner for me. I did reach my goals of watching my boys graduate one from high school and one from college. I have returned to work very part time 14 months later, my personal goal was to return in 6 months but that didn't happen. The last one of my goals to achieve will be in July when my oldest son gets married.
I am so thankful that my doctors have been able to handle every complication that comes up Including a stent that fractured and started moving to the tissue that will not firm up so they can remove it. I have almost accepted that I will have the stent for the rest of my life and that they will have to check it every 3-6 months. This involves going back under anesthesia so they can go into my lungs through a breathing tube. Aside from it being costly, it keeps me in Minnesota as my doctor is the one that knows all the complications with my airway. Not that I mind Minnesota I just wish that it was warmer and closer to my family. Thankfully we have a new family out her.
I don't know if I will ever return to full time work but I am enjoying being back and doing what I can. I am also looking forward to doing some camping and hopefully some hiking on those camp outs. It is so nice to be able to breathe again.
Oct 04, 2016
it has been almost 7 months since my lung transplant. As some of you know I started off recovery being an all star patient I was able to go to both of my son's graduations which were 2 major goals of mine. Come the middle of the summer I started having complications, starting with one of the air ways having a large amount of scar tissue growing so that it was closing up. By not being able to move air and secretions through it created a virus in my left lung which turned into pneumonia. After several procedures and a couple of hospital stays I am hopefully on the right track. Unfortunately my plan to be back to work by Sept has been postponed indefinitely as the doctors need to make sure that we fully cure the pneumonia and the stent is clear and firmly in place. I want to thank every one for your prayers and your support. It has been a blessing to my family.
Apr 21, 2016
Hi every one, I am 7 weeks in on my lung transplant and I have never been able to breathe better, even when I was playing sports. I have accomplished my first goal of being able to go out of town...
Apr 01, 2016
I have now been home 3 weeks and am doing really well. I am getting around and even able to do some cooking. This is good because. It helps bring my muscles back without feeling like I am...
Mar 09, 2016
The lung transplant was done on Feb 26th not March 26th. I just did 15 minutes on level 2 on the new wave stepper, which I would have never been able to do before. Lungs are feeling good
Mar 08, 2016
9 days into my new lungs, and we are so grateful for everyone's support, I was transplanted March 26th at 7:00am and except for some kidney issues I have been doing very well. Thank you to every...
Feb 25, 2016
Thank you to everyone who came to the Fundraiser. Your continued support means so much to me.
Jan 27, 2016
I had a doctor's visit on the 21st of January, the doctor said that my name had come up a couple of times when they have had lungs, but they were not good enough for me. Good news is I am very...