I would like to thank everyone for continuing the contributions for my transplant fund. You have been so generous. I also want to update you on my condition. It has been two years since I was placed on a lung transplant list at UPMC in Pittsburgh and we make many trips there for tests, evaluations and meetings with the very wonderful doctors and other members of the transplant team. For awhile I was stable but the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has progressed and because of this I have also developed pulmonary hypertension. The fibrosis is scaring in the lungs and the pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the lungs. It makes my lungs and heart work harder which over time can cause my heart to fail. Once I receive a (lungs) transplant it will take care of both conditions. I have recently been moved up on the transplant list due to the worsening condition. Again thank you for your support, donations and most of all your prayers. Please continue to keep the donor (whomever that will be) and their loved ones in your prayer. While someone is getting that gift of life there is another family grieving over the loss of their loved one. Love and Prayers Doris and family
Apr 19, 2014
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for your prayers and contributions. My family and I appreciate you all so much. I also wanted to update you on my condition and let you know where I stand on the transplant list. I just went for my three month checkup on April 17th. I generally have the same test which include blood work, blood gas, a six minute walk and pfts to check my breathing and to see if there are any changes from the last visit. The last appointment is with my pre-transplant pulmonary doctor to go over test results. My breathing has become worse since the last visit in January which will probably move me up on the list, I will know how much when I speak with my coordinator. I will have a echo done and if anything shows up then I will go back for a heart cath. I hate this disease but I have met the most precious, brave people through having this disease. I ask that you continue to keep us in prayer who are waiting on transplant and that God be with those donors and their families when the time comes. May God bless you all.