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"Hi Rachel, Thanks for asking. My transplant went very well, and I had only a couple/three bumps, I had Mercer, Canada, CMV, Microbacteria, and my transplant team is very good and got everything under control very fast. I did return to the same job…"
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"Congratulations Don Reed Amazing that you returned to work just after six months.  How did you feel right after you returned to work.  Were you able to return to your old job? Wish you all the best. "
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"Hi, I've been following out on Facebook for a while now. I was in the final stages of IPF, when I received my bilateral lung transplant on March 7 2013, it been a short 10 months. I've had a couple of bumps, but all in all things went…"
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"Thanks ..I thought I would never find other people can that has the chronic lung allograph dyfuction. The doctors tell me there is nothing they can do.. I have just past my 14yr mark for my heart and lungs."
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Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.
single left lung
How many years have you had your Transplant for?
1-year on June 22, 2011
I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...
communication and updates of similar experiences
Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?
Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, performed my transplant on June 22, 2010
Share how your transplant experience changed your life?
Yes the transplant has changed my life by allowing me to breath and to be an example to others with IPF illness with encouragement and what they may expect.

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Lung Transplant Folks

Posted on May 6, 2011 at 9:35pm 5 Comments

My name is Bill Helms and I have been given credit for creating a Group for lung transplant persons and their care givers.  I am not computer gifted, so mistakes by me will simply be mistakes, ok? (ha)

I am a single lung, left side, transplantee as of June 22, 2010, and when I found this web site I so enjoyed reading blogs of others, but then realized I couldn't tell who had what transplanted.

I just want to meet other lung transplant folks via this means, find out the…

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At 6:46am on August 24, 2013, David said…

Happy Birthday Bill ! 

At 7:46am on June 22, 2013, DAP1122 (Don) said…

Happy 2nd anniversary, Bill. I hope your day is flled with health, happiness and continued blessings. Be well ~ DAP

At 3:59pm on August 24, 2012, Mr. T said…

Happy Birthday Bill, Have a Fantastic day.

Mr. T

At 7:21am on August 24, 2012, David said…

 Happy Birthday Bill ! 

At 7:02am on August 24, 2012, Cisco said…

Happy birthday Bill! Have a great day! Yous hould join us for chat on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 2 pm central time. Hope to see you there!

At 7:52pm on August 23, 2012, Hostess Risé said…

HiBill

Long time no hear!

At 10:35pm on May 6, 2011, Danielle said…
i mean what caused you to get a SINGLE lung transplant.
At 10:34pm on May 6, 2011, Danielle said…

Hi bill,

 

thank you..and i don't quite understand what is was that you to cause you to get a double lung transplant...im sure as you read i had broncular pulmonary displeasia(sp) also known as BPD. its similar to Cystic Fibrosis but not quite the same. Since feb 2011, i've been in and out of the hospital for constant rejection and infection. The rejection seems to re curing over and over again. The doctors have been running test and think that one of my anti rejection medications(celcept) is being absorbed by my body and isn't working properly. So they are talking about me possibly having to get a second double lung transplant because i haven't improved and i'm needing more oxygen than when all this originally started. 

At 1:41pm on February 20, 2011, Tashi said…
Dear Bill, I am very happy to go through your message. Well, i live in Bhutan(known as The Lanf of Thunder Dragon, The last Shangri_La). That picture was actually taken in Thailand when i went for training. Photography?? its my hobby actually. I love taking photographs of anything that comes on my way but since 3 months, i lost my camera.It was my sad moment.
By the way what u do there bill?
You know, today we finished drafting the proposal which we will soon put to the government for the certification. I am trying to form Bhutan Kidney Foundation here in the country, Its been my dream project to help the needy patients. I am apparently working as Manager for a local youth center here in the capital.
Hope to hear from you. Best regards.
 
 
 

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