Dear tx buddies
Yesterday at 2:30 pm I got the call that my lungs were at Tampa Gen
eral. My hubby and I went straight away. Well, at 8am this morning
they finally decided it was a no go because one of the lungs
wasn't right. I was completely prepped for surgery so now I know what
it will be like. Hopefully next time is for real!
8-) from Florida
And that's why Tampa Gen has a high survival rate. They're very careful. Congrats on getting the call, and now you're ready!
I had 3 dry runs before I got my lungs, too, and most were around 4AM in a cold winter in New York. :)
Hang in there, Judy
thanks Jay. And I hope you are doing really well. I am 70 and don't look it but lucky to be on the list. I don't have another thing wrong with me.
Dear Pooja, Many thanks for answering my post. We all have to hang in there together. I am anxious to get on with the healing.
Best wishes Judy!
Good Luck Judy !
at least they figured it out early and you still have a shot at some really good lungs. Hope they come your way soon!
Hang in there Judy, that call will come.
My drs told me that they turned down several hearts that were a little too shabby, waiting for just the right one. The one I got was worth the 6 week wait in the ICU. Hope your outcome is as good
Thanks Holly. At least now I know it takes 5hrs to prep me for surgery. I am anxious to get it over so I can go on with the healing. It is 3mos now.
Hello all - I had been on THE LIST for liver tx about two months when I got my first call. I was the backup to the backup so, obviously, didn't get a new liver. I received a total of seven calls, got fully preped for all of 'em, and was sent home six times. I was absolutely nutty by the time of call number seven. On the night of #7 I was finally the primary candidate for the transplant. The liver, however, was too small and went to a woman waiting in the ICU; the second liver that night was turned down for reasons I have forgotten; the third liver that night (it seemed to be raining livers) was a match and for the last two years has been functioning perfectly inside me.
In the OR, while the teams were setting up, I realized that no matter how long or short I had waited, the liver I received was exactly the one I was supposed to have. You can't control the "how long" but I know something else was in control of the "which one?" Patience is not easy for me, the wait time was horrendous, but now I'm grateful beyond comprehension.
I'm very happy for you. Wow, it must have been raining livers. lol.