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Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?

Interstitial pneumonitis r/t administration of Daptomycin to treat MRSA/ Cellulitis

Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.

Going on waiting list anyday, all testing done and waiting for final insurance authorization!

Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

I have been on Cellcept and steroids for about 15 months, I already take about 15 Meds twice a day including otc (approved by tax Drs), supplements and vitamins. I love a good steak (now well-done forever)& a wedge salad and Mexican food.

How many years have you had your Transplant for?


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I need the interaction and support from others that are or have gone through what I am experiencing. The more informed I am prior to tx the better my recovery wii progress.

Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?

BUMC Banner University In Tucson, I see advanced lung disease specialist @ BUMC in phoenix.

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

To be determined!

Share whatever information you want us to know about you

I am recently disabled since this all began, I previously worked as a Supervisor in healthcare.

Share your interests and hobbies

Family, friends, & family!!!! I enjoy walking with and without my dog, it is my Pulmonary Rehab on the off days!

What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country

I currently live in Scottsdale Az & soon will move to Tucson Az before and for a short time after tx

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  • Mark,
    thanks pal I am very happy for you & your speedy recovery. I saw what you said about spending as much time as possible with family as God allows. My ( our ) life is all about my two married children, two grandsons & of course my ( caregiver-RN, my wife of 30 years, lover, and mother of my children...aka the rock of Gibraltar ), I, like you, and so many others are "Fighting" for as much time as possible with them all!!!!!
  • Oops! Sorry Robert. Typo, I actually went on the donor list Nov 8 2016 not 2015.
  • Hi Robert! I remember making it on the Transplant list. It was Nov 8th 2015. My phone call arrived on New Years Day 2017. Now tbat you are on the list, the stronger (stanima) going into surgery the better your recovery will go. Try to do safe cardio, use 02, pulse oxym and put in the work. It makes a huge difference. I use a recum erant cycle and it is now also key to my recovery. I am two months post op and adjusting to my transplant rookie status. So greatful to be where I am and look forward to gaining back the weight, stampina and muscle mass with a new set of lungs to enjoy every breath I take. I placed a chronology of my transplant experience on my Tumbler blog page at HeroNotZeroProductions.com. I'm here for you Man. You aint heavy. #TransplantStrong
  • Thank you for reaching out I appreciate that, this is all new to me and I am learning every day! I thought this site would be a good outlet for learning and communicating with people that have or will go through what I am and will in the near future.
  • Greetings and Welcome to Transplants Friends, Robert.

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