I received some disconcerting news from Cleveland Clinic: the committee has determined that my caregiver plan does not meet their standards so I will not be recommended for lung transplant. My plan does not include a single caregiver who can be with me 24/7 for the 3 months of post op care. My family was going to do a tag team arrangement; each taking time off from work for a week or two and then 'passing the baton' to the next for a week or two. Originally, the one social worker told me this would be okay. Well, this has not discouraged me...I made contact with Ohio State Medical Center located in Columbus. I would stay with me sister and brother in law... 24/7 issue is resolved. But, I have to wait for their program to be approved by Medicare. Without insurance coverage I would not be eligible at OSMC. Prayers needed for me to accept whatever God has in store for me. Present donations are being used for the copays I've accrued on all the testing, evaluations, and prescriptions.