ORLAN W. HOLMES
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ORLAN W. HOLMES is now friends with Judy L. and nancy
Feb 5
Judy L. left a comment for ORLAN W. HOLMES
"Hi Orlan, I'm trying to be a better friend on this site, but to be honest, I have a heck of a time trying to find things here. I think you posted to be friends in October and I just found that today....maybe I need a special class to uncover…"
Jan 9
ORLAN W. HOLMES replied to james's discussion 'Lung Transplant Friends' in the group Lung(s) Transplants
"Hi James and Judy,  Double lung transplant from Aug. 03, 2012.  I have had alot of different experiences but I am also always looking for friends "
Dec 14, 2013
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Dec 14, 2013
David left a comment for ORLAN W. HOLMES
" Happy Happy Birthday Orlan ,  May all them there ghost and goblins give you an extra spiecal day ! "
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Dec 16, 2012
ORLAN W. HOLMES commented on DAP1122 (Don)'s group 'Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center'
"Thanks, figured thats what it was.  Yes they had a big get together but I wasn't allowed to go.  Surgury was to recent.  Thanks again.  "
Nov 20, 2012
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Nov 20, 2012
ORLAN W. HOLMES commented on DAP1122 (Don)'s group 'Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center'
"so did ccc have a dinner in Oct and for Thanksgiving that I didn't know about?  "
Nov 20, 2012
ORLAN W. HOLMES posted a status
"thanks for all the birthday wishes"
Nov 2, 2012
ORLAN W. HOLMES left a comment for Lo Carswell
"I got my transplant on Aug. 2, 2012.  I have been breathing on my own since Aug. 4.  Life is good.  I'm getting stronger everyday. "
Nov 2, 2012
Hostess Risé left a comment for ORLAN W. HOLMES
"Happy Birthday to you Orlan   I am so happy you are living and breathing with new lungs. You have so much to be grateful for."
Oct 31, 2012
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"Happy Birthday Orlan, Have a Great Day/Night. Enjoy life."
Oct 31, 2012
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"Happy birhday Orlan! Have a great day! You should join us for chat on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 2 pom central time. Hope to see you there!"
Oct 31, 2012
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"Congatulations to you Orlan on receiving your precious new lungs.   How are you feeling?"
Aug 18, 2012

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Posted on February 2, 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments

February 2, 2012, I called the  EMS to get a ride to my local hospital.   My breathing was very hard and I had voided while coughing and trying to take my meds.  While in the ER, they put me on an Avalox IV.  It burned when they started it and I said something about it, but they said that was common with IV antibiotics.  While talking with the nurse I looked back at my arm and noticed a rash starting at my IV site and slowly moving up my arm.   I said that didn’t look right and she agreed…

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At 4:31pm on January 9, 2014, Judy L. said…
Hi Orlan, I'm trying to be a better friend on this site, but to be honest, I have a heck of a time trying to find things here. I think you posted to be friends in October and I just found that today....maybe I need a special class to uncover all there is to this site.

So I've read you story about trips with EMTs to your local hospital and to Cleveland Clinic. I'm in a similar situation with my local hospital being where my primary internist is closest to my home, about six miles. My primary pulmonologist is at Yale about twenty miles away. And my transplant hospital Columbia/NY Presbyterian is 56 miles miles away, in some of the most frustrating traffic in the country. Going that 56 miles can take 2 to 6 hours depending on how lucky you are that day.

I have my next transplant team appointment on January 15, next Wednesday. My heart is beating a bit faster just thinking about it. Guess it's the never knowing for sure what might be going on. I just did my PFT at Yale in December. So this appointment will include the six minute walk again. My goal is to continue being in the program, but not on the list. I think of that everyday when eating and exercising as long as possible. I've had to up the O2 to 4ltrs now....seems every three to six months it increases....so keeping my fingers crossed.

Take care,
Judy
At 8:28am on October 31, 2013, David said…

 Happy Happy Birthday Orlan ,  May all them there ghost and goblins give you an extra spiecal day ! 

At 9:33pm on October 31, 2012, Hostess Risé said…

Happy Birthday to you Orlan

 

I am so happy you are living and breathing with new lungs. You have so much to be grateful for.

At 9:01am on October 31, 2012, Mr. T said…

Happy Birthday Orlan, Have a Great Day/Night. Enjoy life.

At 8:56am on October 31, 2012, Cisco said…

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

At 8:22am on October 31, 2012, David said…

 Happy Happy Birthday Orlan !!!

At 2:03pm on August 18, 2012, Hostess Risé said…

Congatulations to you Orlan on receiving your precious new lungs.

 

How are you feeling?

At 11:33pm on April 24, 2012, vickie said…
Thanks for adding me
At 9:21am on October 31, 2011, Rachel said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY AND MANY MORE!

At 1:18pm on October 31, 2010, Hostess Risé said…
Happy Happy Birthday Orlan

 
 
 

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