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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.

Double Lung, 6/28/16

Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Too many drugs to list... Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Probiotics, Biotin, CoQ-10. I want to start on Spirulina but waiting for Doctors ok. I became anemic after transplant. Favorite foods- avocado on toast, spinach& cheese omelet, rhubarb pie.

How many years have you had your Transplant for?

17 months.

I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

Need tips - I love reading about good health after transplant.

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

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Hospital

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

11/16- I can breathe with no oxygen tank! I am able to do all the things I love, dance, hike, walk, exercise, bike, swim, go see my Grandkids. As I feel better and better, the sheer Awesome Magnitude of what I went through just a year ago, just flabergasts me. I think my brain is finally figuring out what happened. I'm starting to feel really comfortable with my new lungs. 3/I'm so very grateful for my donor and their family. I am in awe of the whole thing, the pre-op tests, the call, the ride down, the surgery, my time in the hospital with My Dream Team, my time in recovery down in Westwood with my girls, my time going home sweet home, and now I'm dancing in the living room to a song that's 4 minutes long and im singing too, with no 02 on and not out of breath. I don't think it gets any better than that!! I'm so thankful to my God who directed this whole thing!! He gets all the Glory!! I received perfect lungs for my body!! I'm one Blessed, Happy Camper!! So very grateful to my Donor Family.... 1/8/18 - I have experienced some acute rejection and now chronic rejection. It started on Halloween. I’m still feeling good, just a little more out of breathe. God is still good and I’m so ever grateful for this wonderful thing called living!

Share whatever information you want us to know about you

A very young 62 year old Grandma and Great Grandma.

Share your interests and hobbies

Dancing, hiking, singing, baking, knitting, skating, swimming, dinner parties, volunteering, reading, going to theatre, concerts, walking, spending time with family and friends.

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

Recently moved back to Ojai, CA

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  • Greetings and Welcome to Transplants Friends, Luanne.2918463?profile=original

  • Hello Luanne,

    Welcome to Transplantfriends and congratulations on receiving your Tx.  I wish you enjoy many, many years in good health!

  • Welcome back Luanne

    So happy to hear you have received new lungs!! Such a miracle!

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