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David left a comment for Merlin
"  Happy Birthday Merlin ! "
Aug 25, 2013
Merlin commented on Hostess Risé's group 'Where on the Globe?'
"Live in York, Pennsylvania.  Bi-Lateral lung transplant at INOVA in Fairfax, Virginia.  Good to meet all of you :)"
Mar 11, 2013
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Where on the Globe?

What part of the world do you live in? Share in our Discussion section the City, State or Country where you live near.'TransplantBuddies For Life' By Linda MSee More
Mar 11, 2013
Merlin replied to Jay Lackritz's discussion 'Squamous cell carcinoma' in the group Skin Care
"Hi Jay, Yeah, over the past 18+ months I've had 19 squamous cancers removed from my face/head/and hands.  Mine is coming from several factors such as, fair skin, blond hair (when I was younger), hazel eyes and a life time working out…"
Mar 11, 2013
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Skin Care

Let's talk about: skin cancer prevention, skin care tips, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, lotions and anything that comes to mind.Photo art by RitaSee More
Mar 11, 2013
Merlin joined Hostess Risé's group
Jan 23, 2013
Merlin left a comment for Hostess Risé
"Thank you "
Aug 26, 2012
Mr. T left a comment for Merlin
"Happy Birthday Merlin. Have a fantastic day. Mr. T"
Aug 26, 2012
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Aug 26, 2012
Cisco left a comment for Merlin
"Happy birthday Merlin! Have a great day! You should join us for chat on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 2 pm central time. Hope to see you there!"
Aug 26, 2012
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Lung(s) Transplants

For those who have received one or both lungs.  Site is open to anyone who have received a lung(s) along with another organ. Caregivers are also invited. We ask that you share your experiences and be as positive as possible in your comments.See More
Aug 24, 2012
Merlin and Hostess Risé are now friends
Aug 24, 2012
Hostess Risé left a comment for Merlin
"Hi Merlin   Welcome to Transplant Friends. It is great finally having you join us. Rise'"
Aug 24, 2012
Merlin is now a Friend of TransplantFriends.com
Aug 24, 2012

Profile Information

Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com ?
Yes
Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?
Hostess Rise sent an email, actually quite a few :)
Are You Male or Female?
Male
Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is scarring or thickening of the lungs without a known cause.
No one knows what causes idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or why some people get it. It causes the lungs to become scarred and stiffened. This stiffening may make it increasingly difficult to breathe. In some people the disease gets worse quickly (over months to a few years), but other people have little worsening of the disease over time.

The condition is believed to be due to an inflammatory response to an unknown substance or injury. "Idiopathic" means no cause can be found. The disease occurs most often in people between 50 and 70 years old.
Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.
Bi-Lateral Lung
Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods
Tacrolimus (Prograf) .5 twice a day
Prednisone .5 once a day
Azithromycin 250 once a day
Fish Oil 1200 once a day
Magnesium Oxide 400 three times a day
Multivitamin once a day
Pravachol 10 once a day
Omeprazole 40 once a day
Rocaltrol .25 once a day
Tums twice a day
Zyrtec 10 once a day
How many years have you had your Transplant for?
3.5
I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...
Like minded people
Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?
INOVA Heart & Lung Transplant Center in Fairfax, Virginia.
Share how your transplant experience changed your life?
Allows me to do what I like best, sharing my life with my wife and soul mate.
Share your interests and hobbies
Riding motorcycles, home improvements, reading good books, great cup of coffee throughout the day.

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At 10:35pm on August 25, 2013, David said…

  Happy Birthday Merlin ! 

At 5:27pm on August 26, 2012, Mr. T said…

Happy Birthday Merlin. Have a fantastic day.

Mr. T

At 10:22am on August 26, 2012, Hostess Risé said…

At 8:36am on August 26, 2012, Cisco said…

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

At 8:27am on August 24, 2012, Hostess Risé said…

Hi Merlin

 

Welcome to Transplant Friends. It is great finally having you join us. Rise'

 
 
 

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