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.
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