It’s “only” Skin Cancer…

After a lifesaving transplant procedure, new risks emerge, including a higher chance of developing skin cancer. Here’s why, and what patients need to know to protect themselves. By HILARY A. ROBBINS, MSPH, ERIC A. ENGELS, MD, MPH, JOHN P. ROBERTS, MD, and SARAH T. ARRON, MD, PhD Organ transplants aren’t as rare as you might think. …

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Is Transplant Worth It?

Anyone considering or being considered for a lung transplant, may be thinking to themselves, “is it worth it”? A lung transplant is a surgical procedure to replace a diseased or failing lung with a healthy lung, usually from a deceased donor. A lung transplant is reserved for people who have tried other medications or treatments, …

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Gotta Find Your “Why”

August of 2012… After years of living in Florida and hearing all about the infamous Mayo Clinic, I had my initial appointment as a Mayo Clinic patient with a pulmonologist. This was all routine as I knew I would need to be referred to the transplant center by a pulmonologist. It all became very real …

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6 Months Post Surgery

There’s a first time for everything lol but I’ve worked pretty hard to get to where I’m at after my second lung transplant. Strength is so slow to come back and is so frustrating but today proved it’s paying off! It has been an on and off struggle with keeping up with working out. I …

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Welcome

I can’t tell you how many times I have been told “you should write a book with everything you’ve been through”. Well, I’m not writing a book but I have decided to start blogging. As I was going through my evaluation for my second lung transplant, I got on the computer and searched for any …

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