Hello to all my friends and thank you for your support and kind wishes. Although I have progressed to the every 3 month follow-up stage there have been a few setbacks. Even if you are doing everything that you are supposed to, I had a rough bout with something all transplant patients have to deal with. It's called CMV (cytomegalovirus). It is the most common and single most important viral infection a solid organ transplant recipient can have. Due to my depressed immune system and some of the lifetime medications I must always be wary.Fortunately we noticed the symptoms early, but it still took it's toll. So even though recovery is progressing an additional level of vigilance is now included. But like the man says, "it sure beats the alternative".
Feb 10, 2017
I have recently hit my 1 year mark since my heart transplant. My daily life is a work in progress (meds/diet) that I happily accept. I can't say enough about the medical staff at UCLA as well as my wife, daughter, friends and family members who have been there for me and helped get me this far.
Nov 28, 2016
Oct 02, 2016
It's been awhile since I've shared my story about my heart transplant. Needless to say, the physical and emotional demands were and are great but that's why I take it day by day. So far with...
May 31, 2016
Hey everyone! I'm back home in Las vegas finally! The new heart is doing great at the moment. Every day is a new day to make progress and push myself a little harder. We still have to travel to...
Feb 12, 2016
Ken has been moved off the Cardiac ICU unit and his new heart is working great. Now it's on to rehab to build up his strength and dialysis until his kidney function returns to full level. Doctors...
Jan 07, 2016
GOOD NEWS UPDATE! CONGRATULATIONS, KEN! We are pleased to inform all of our loyal supporters that on Monday, January 5th Ken received his Gift-of-Life -- his heart transplant! Ken is still...
Dec 19, 2015
We want to thank everyone for their generosity and support. The cost of temporary housing has exhausted Ken & Mary's savings as well as the posted funds raised on this site. Ken has been notified...
Oct 15, 2015
On October 12th Ken's condition suddenly declined. UCLA was able to quickly schedule an LVAD procedure, and Ken is currently recovering from this emergency surgery. The LVAD is an electromechanical...