It has been a month since the lung transplant amd I’m improving a little each day. I had a big hump on my back that was filled with blood and from which pain radiated to my fingertips on my right hand. Last week they did my second bronchoscopy and then drained the blood. I can’t say relief was immediate but it was a great help in managing the pain. I am now able to walk on the treadmill using 3 LPM of supplemental oxygen as opposed to using 20 LPM before the surgery. Of course the ultimate goal is no supplemental oxygen at rest and minimal or none during activity. I am also happy to report that as of today I will only have blood tests once a week instead of 2-3 times a week and Doctors’ appointments, xrays, and Pulmonary Function Tests every other week instead of weekly. Slow but steady progression works for me. I want to thank everyone! Your prayers, thoughts and kind words has greatly lifted my spirits and allows me to keep pushing myself to better health. Thank you.
Aug 01, 2016
Getting excited. Hope to be released by noon after 16 days.
Jul 30, 2016
Looking good for going to apartment on Monday. Just depends on lab work Monday 3AM. Can't wait!
Jul 30, 2016
Looking good for going home today. Transplants are seldom discharged on the weekend but I think they're desperate to get rid of me and get the party started. Even a medical apartment across the...
Jul 28, 2016
Just finished about a very slow paced 20 minute walk. Rewarded with coffee. What more can I asked for. May go home tomorrow or Monday. Just received my first blood tranfusion ever. Feeling...
Jul 27, 2016
My heart goes out to the donor and their family. Someone, whether it be the donor or a family member has made a tough decision that I'm sure everyone in the family did not agree to. Although I'd...