Jo Faldtz

First post: Jan 12, 2021 Latest post: 17 hours ago
For the last 3 years I have had difficulty breathing.  After many doctors’ visits, I was diagnosis with Pulmonary Fibrosis.  They don't know where it came from so they classified it as non-specific interstitial pneumonitis.  We were working with the University of Arizona- Banner Research Hospital.  After many visits and tests, they said they needed to do a biopsy of lungs.  During the procedure, I had a bleed out resulting in a long recuperation time.  After visiting with cardiologists, pulmonary specialists, we decided to go to Mayo in Phoenix. 

During our many discussions at Mayo, it was determined that I need a lung transplant.  Because Mayo does not do this type of surgery Mayo sent me to St. Joseph Hospital in Phoenix, which is known for their organ transplants, I have been assigned a team of 12 individuals that will stay with me the entire time.  During the weeks of January 11-29th  I am scheduled for many tests and counseling sessions  to confirm that I am physically and mentally fit to do a double lung transplant.  

Please check this website for updates as I undergo this process.  I am seeking many prayers and feel free to respond.Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

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