Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com
Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?
Are You Male or Female?
Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?
Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.
Lungs. Not on a waiting list, just starting the evaluation process
Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods
Rosuvastatin, Aspirin. No vitamins. Favorite foods - anything that don't eat me first.
I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...
My Dr refered me to the transplant center in San Antonio, TX because I have COPD. My illness is the result of smoking (quit 17 years ago) and my occupation (50 yrs as a welder). The whole idea of transplant surgery is new to me and I am not yet convinced that it is what I want to do. I have a lot of questions and would like a few patient answers. I will try to avoid becoming a pest.
Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?
San Antonio, Texas
Share how your transplant experience changed your life?
Haven't had one yet so I can't say.
Share whatever information you want us to know about you
I am 67 years old and a US veteran. I am fairly healthy despite the COPD, however, it is advancing pretty quickly. I get short of breath even on the oxygen when I walk, and I can only walk about thirty feet at a time without it. Without the oxygen I get real anxious, my hands start shaking, and I end up panting badly until I sit down, but If I sit and rest my oxygen level will go up to around 84. With oxygen my average level is around 94.
Share your interests and hobbies
Before I got sick my hobbies included wood and bone carving, metal work, book binding, scrimshaw, bow hunting and building, shooting, and general maintenance on my 2 1/2 acres of property. I tend to read constantly. I like science fiction, detective stories, history, science, religion, and a lot of other things.
What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country
Elgin, Texas, USA
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