About Me

Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com

No


Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Google search


Are You Male or Female?

Male


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

COPD


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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  • Greetings and Welcome to Transplants Friends, William.

  • Hi William, Welcome here.

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