About Me

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


Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Jay Lackritz

Are You Male or Female?


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

IPAH (idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension combined with COPD (emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma), diastolic heart failure mild stage, APS and MGUS

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

currently 6/2013 testing for evaluation in San Diego. Update: San Diego said I was high priority. Next step: UC Los Angeles, August 2013

Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

furosimide, spironolactone, metalozone as needed, potassium, magnesium, norvasc,prevacid, spiriva, symicort,warfarin, wellbutrin, ativan, lipitor, neurontin, prevacid, OTC Mira-Lax.

How many years have you had your Transplant for?


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I am the type of person who wants to know the good, bad and ugly of a transplant. I believe a person should be their own advocate, asking questions and getting answers. Going forward with plans optimistically. I also like people and enjoy sharing and chatting.

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

UC San Diego, California (not) May UCLA?

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?


Share whatever information you want us to know about you

I am married to my caregiver, Fred and our anniversary was yesterday. June 18th of 20 years. I have 3 married children and 4 grandkids, I am usually a happy, optimistic person,enjoy company, BBQ's and traveling.

Share your interests and hobbies

I am retired and want badly to really be retired. I'm looking forward to my favorite vacations cruising. Since my DX I weren't able to fly we lost out on the Carrabeans (sp) and want to go back there. This was where we went on our honeymoon and the ocean is so see thru blue it is amazing. I like playing games against my husband, Fred on the computer. Since I've been so ill I watch the cooking shows and am anxious to start cooking again. I love to pencil and ink draw and do a little since I got worse. Our home is and open house to all.

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

Menifee, California, Riverside Cunty

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  • Hello Nan of CA, welcome to tx friends, glad you joined. Stay positive and I hope your approved very soon. Take care, enjoy our day.

  • I hope you get listed soon and you get your tx soon so you can get back to doing what you love. Sounds like you have the right good attitude to make it a success and a good husband and family for support. ¬†Pulling for you....

  • Hi Nan

    Welcome to Transplant Friends

    Jay is a great friend and so glad that you have a friend like Jay to talk to about transplant. enjoy this site. It does take time to learn how to use it. There are some tips on the How this site works page located right side in the Eagle box.

    Take care of yourself!

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