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David left a comment for Robert
" Happy Birthday  Robert ! "
Aug 19, 2013
Cisco left a comment for Robert
"Happy birthday Robert (on Sunday)! Have a great day! You should join us for chat on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 2 pm CDT. Hope to see you there!"
Aug 18, 2012
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Apr 12, 2012
david commented on Robert's blog post 'Almost had the transplant tonight.'
"It happened to me also, I got called to IU Hospital, Indpls. for a liver transplant. I went thru all the testing and waiting, and then found out the liver was too fatty. I got another call 4 days later, so back to the hospital. More testing and…"
Mar 29, 2012
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Mar 29, 2012
Kathleen commented on Robert's blog post 'Almost had the transplant tonight.'
"I empathize with you Robert...the same thing happened to me. We are warned this does happen, but it is something erlse to experience that! It is an experience i will not forget.....the anticipation, nerves and all the emotions of knowing you will…"
Mar 29, 2012
Robert posted a status
"Got a new right lung Fri, 16th! Ready to go home next week. Breathing is glorious."
Mar 25, 2012
Robert replied to Hostess Risé's discussion 'Introductions' in the group Lung(s) Transplants
"Hi, I'm Robert and I had my left lung transplant on June 4, 2006 with lots of problems (about 12 weeks in ICU/hospital/rehab) at Emory Hospital, Atlanta.  Hey.  That sounds a lot like Jim above, but all true.  I am unfortunately…"
Feb 24, 2012
Robert and Rebekah are now friends
Feb 23, 2012
Robert replied to Rachel's discussion '1st year anniversary/testing' in the group Lung(s) Transplants
"I remember the gall bladder pain.  I had stones and had mine removed several years ago.  As for when I started feeling great, hmm.  For most people I have talked to, it took at least 4 to 6 months.  I hesitate sometimes to tell…"
Feb 13, 2012
Rita commented on Robert's blog post 'Almost had the transplant tonight.'
"It is so hard to be called in and so excited and then to be sent home. You will get your lungs, hang in there (although it is hard) as you said God has a plan. His/Her time is not always on our time. I always feel he has to move things around, so…"
Feb 13, 2012
Robert replied to Rachel's discussion '1st year anniversary/testing' in the group Lung(s) Transplants
"Hi Rachel, Happy Anniversary! One year is a great accomplishment. You have been through a lot and you should be proud. I have had the pleasure of 5 anniversary exams at 2 different Tx centers. If yours is similar to what I have experienced, you…"
Feb 13, 2012
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Feb 12, 2012
Sandy commented on Robert's blog post 'Almost had the transplant tonight.'
"I had a dry run for my heart as well.  It is better to get the good match!  It is in God's hands and in his time.  Faith will get you through it!  Waiting is the hardest part in my opinion!  "
Feb 11, 2012
Sandy liked Robert's blog post Almost had the transplant tonight.
Feb 11, 2012

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Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com ?
Yes
Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?
TransplantBuddies.com
Are You Male or Female?
Male
Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?
Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis
Bronchiolitis obliterans
Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.
Left lung (2006)
On transplant list for right lung.
How many years have you had your Transplant for?
5.5
I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...
I need a forum to let my friends keep up with my transplant.
Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?
2006 - Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
2012 - The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Share how your transplant experience changed your life?
Yes. I have been able to share the last 6 Christmas seasons with my family. Most import has been watching my children grow into terrific, young adults.

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Almost had the transplant tonight.

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 3:33am 10 Comments

Just a few hours after I posted the first message, I got the call from Methodist Hospital that they had a lung for me (I was the primary candidate).  Pegi and I took off for Houston and made it from Lake Conroe to the Medical Center in 1hr and 10 min.  That's flying folks.  Got IV'ed up and ready to go when they came in and told me that I my anitbodies reacted against the donor organ.  For those not inside the transplant loop, this is not something you want.  So they turned me loose and sent…

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On the lung transplant list......Again

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 6:59pm 0 Comments

On Jan 26, 2012, I was listed on the lung transplant list for a single, right lung.  This is my second time through this process.  I had a single, left lung transplant at Emory University Hospital in June 2006.  I will write more on the troubles I had at that time at a later date.  Now, I sit and wait for the call.  This transplant will be performed at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX this time.  But, I have one problem to solve first.  My level of Panel Reactive Antibodies (PRA) are…

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At 8:00am on August 19, 2013, David said…

 Happy Birthday  Robert ! 

At 8:48am on August 19, 2012, David said…

 Happy Birthday  Robert ! 

At 7:35pm on August 18, 2012, Cisco said…

Happy birthday Robert (on Sunday)! Have a great day! You should join us for chat on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 2 pm CDT. Hope to see you there!

At 5:14pm on February 7, 2012, Hostess Risé said…

Hello Robert

 

Welcome to Transplant Friends! Wishing you the best with your right lung tx.

 
 
 

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