￼￼￼Since my diagnosis and as follow up to my transplant I have had regular lung function tests, blood work, CTs, x-rays, and bronchoscopys. Before and after transplant I'v been hospitalized on a number of occasions. The transplant didn’t cure the underlying disease. The disease also causes Myositis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis and Raynaud’s. In general I don't feel well much of the time.
￼￼￼Just before the transplant I was using 6-8 liters per minute of oxygen while at rest and 8 to 10 lpm while walking.
The funds from GoFundMe will be used to help pay medical and daily living expenses. I have no income and I cant work right now, It’s been difficult to stand on my own both physically and financially. I lost 30 lbs, mostly muscle. They said 6 months to a year for recovery. Lung transplant isn't a cure, it trading one disease process for another. For the rest of my life I will be monitoring my health and taking medications to avoid rejection.
I want to live longer and I want to continue to use my life in service of others who are less fortunate.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday I have Pulmonary Rehabilitation. I'm taking 27 separate medications many more than once a day. I exercise with help from Physical rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy. Its a battle and at times I have a lot of pain and fatigue.
I have so many questions over what my future holds, With no income and the small amount of savings dwindling I really am coming to the edge. I pray and I have faith that something will come along. God hasn't failed me yet.
Please keep me in your prayers and share my GoFundMe story on your Facebook.
I have to remain positive and I will.
Thank you for taking the time to consider helping me :-) Thank you! With all my heart, Thank you!
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