"Hi Brook,Some things I Love but can't over indulge in Im not supposed to gain. Considering you can't eat,or i used Snack cake after transplant to gain,other wise Milk shakes, chocolate truffles any flavor,…"
"My double Lung and Liver was 1-09-09 I started wearing a mask (basic type doctors office) in all public buildings and Doctors offices Hospital,Malls etc..if people look at my like i've got a disease i tell…"
"This is an just an opinion, In my double lung + liver Transplant they used 17 units of blood I had internal bleeding and was taken back to OR. in the next several days. Most all Religions are fine with Transplants and Blood use. If one is in a…"
" People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered; forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. What you spend years creating others could destroy overnight: Create…"
"My life has been enriched by meeting and since becoming a part of my Donors family. We spend time together often they live only 45 minutes away.We have a special Love for each other, Justin is their Son He was only 26 at that time.Knowing His Family…"
"My name is Gene T. This was 4 months out after Double Lung and Liver 1/9/09 its been 4 years now All is good...Humble Thanks to Justin my Life Organ Donor..and His Family...Justin #629 racing Number'' "
"I agree,talking to a therapist is a positive thing, after about a year after double lung and Liver trans. I went to the VA therapist and found beyond the obvious issues that you mentioned there was much more I was…"
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Are You Male or Female?
Share - which illness lead up to you needing a transplant?
Cirrhosis of the Liver combined with pulmonary Hypertension.
Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.
Two Lungs and a Liver at the same time.
Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods
Cellcept. Prograf Predisone Bactrim
How many years have you had your Transplant for?
I have had my Transplants now for four years..or since 1/9/09
I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...
I do not know any double+lung,would like to talk to others like me ,also to see if others feel like me,and or help some one if i could
Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?
Share how your transplant experience changed your life?
I went to doctor he gave me a blood test,it said I had HepC and I was devestated the biopsie showed ireparable damage to the liver.soon it turned to pulmanary hyprtenction so my lungs wre bad also,thatwas2004..they sent me to heart doctor yet nothing could lower the presure in the right side heart.Thier was no such thing as double lung and liver so I was terminal... and with no hope it was that way until 2008 I was told of a some what new operation to which my chance of even waiking up were 40%, nothing at all to do with rejection just to waik up.So being of stong faith in my Lord I did all the tests and was aproved, I waited only 23 dayswhen they called,turns out I was worse than I thought. But I did not know until after the transplants .It took 11hrs.for lungs and 11hrs for the liver,So now its been 1 year and two mnths. Life is great I never thought I would servive,I sail my sail my boat,ride a moter cycle carefully, I am not normal or may never be what I was before,But as recal I was go see the undertaker terminal, I shall never for one moment forget my Donner.Or all the medicall people who helped and encouraged me to keep trying,as we had some comptications
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I was privileged to be able to get Married after being Terminal for six years. Because of a high risk Transplant they approved me to receive..
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gene, i just read your story after you commented on one of my post. what a wonderful attitude and out look you have on life. thanks so much for sharing, you gave more good food for thought today to add to the beauty in this life. :)
Hello Gene, First, I just want to thank you for writing me. I try not to worry too much about getting a transplant. However, sometimes I find myself looking forward to feeling better. I would love to have this IV pump removed. I also am so grateful for it or I am sure I would not be here now. I try to do everything the doc's say. I have put my life in their hands. I still try to educate myself on anything to do with my health. It helps me so much to be on these support groups. People like you give me hope. Thank you for sharing and I hope life is good for you! Hugs :)
Hey Gene!!! Happy New Year big guy! Almost time to put the bike on the road and get some sun. My 2nd year tx birthday next month and I will be in Cancun to kick it off right. I plan to try my hand at Golf this year (kind of boring), however when the fishing season start, I'll be on the river banks pulling in the big ones(I hope). Stay Well.