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?

Cirrhosis of the Liver combined with pulmonary Hypertension.


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

Two Lungs and a Liver at the same time.


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Cellcept. Prograf Predisone Bactrim


How many years have you had your Transplant for?

I have had my Transplants now for four years..or since 1/9/09


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I do not know any double+lung,would like to talk to others like me ,also to see if others feel like me,and or help some one if i could


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

UPMC.Pittsburgh


Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

I went to doctor he gave me a blood test,it said I had HepC and I was devestated the biopsie showed ireparable damage to the liver.soon it turned to pulmanary hyprtenction so my lungs wre bad also,thatwas2004..they sent me to heart doctor yet nothing could lower the presure in the right side heart.Thier was no such thing as double lung and liver so I was terminal... and with no hope it was that way until 2008 I was told of a some what new operation to which my chance of even waiking up were 40%, nothing at all to do with rejection just to waik up.So being of stong faith in my Lord I did all the tests and was aproved, I waited only 23 dayswhen they called,turns out I was worse than I thought. But I did not know until after the transplants .It took 11hrs.for lungs and 11hrs for the liver,So now its been 1 year and two mnths. Life is great I never thought I would servive,I sail my sail my boat,ride a moter cycle carefully, I am not normal or may never be what I was before,But as recal I was go see the undertaker terminal, I shall never for one moment forget my Donner.Or all the medicall people who helped and encouraged me to keep trying,as we had some comptications


Share whatever information you want us to know about you

I was privileged to be able to get Married after being Terminal for six years. Because of a high risk Transplant they approved me to receive..


Share your interests and hobbies

Motorcycle,Sailing,Church,vintage Trucks,Family..


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

USA. PA.


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  • Thank You Life is busy and Great !

  • Welcome back Gene! I like your photos!

  •  Happy Birthday Gene ! 

  • Happy Birthday Gene T.  Have a super day and enjoy life.  Every day is a gift.

    Mr T.

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

  •  Happy Birthday Gene ! 

  • gene, i just read your story after you commented on one of my post. what a wonderful attitude and out look you have on life. thanks so much for sharing, you gave more good food for thought today to add to the beauty in this life. :)

  • I love your pictures.

  • Your pics are absolutely beautiful....and so is you story. Thanks for sharing
  • Hello Gene, First, I just want to thank you for writing me. I try not to worry too much about getting a transplant. However, sometimes I find myself looking forward to feeling better. I would love to have this IV pump removed. I also am so grateful for it or I am sure I would not be here now. I try to do everything the doc's say. I have put my life in their hands. I still try to educate myself on anything to do with my health. It helps me so much to be on these support groups. People like you give me hope. Thank you for sharing and I hope life is good for you! Hugs :)
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