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Old 01-19-2012, 11:45 AM   #3
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Re: C.O.P.D.-Lung Transplant-talk to someone who has gone through transplant process

Steve --

I just found this site, so I'm replying to your request three months late. I had a bilateral lung transplant one year and one day ago - three weeks before my 71st birthday.

I am a member of Second Wind (2ndwind.org) which is a site for pre- and post- lung transplant and their families and support people, and they have an active e-mail list that works like most internet forums.

I had some post-op complications, which extended my hospital stay longer than most, but if I could go back, I'd do it again. It can be scary at times, mainly waiting for your donor lungs, but from what I have seen, heard, and experienced, you can trust the lung transplant teams at just about Every center.

I'd be happy to answer any specific questions you may have.


Tom