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…"
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Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?
Hostess Rise sent an email, actually quite a few :)
Are You Male or Female?
Share - which illness lead 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.
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?
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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