Lindsey Lueck | CaringBridge

Lindsey Lueck

First post: 2/8/2017 Latest post: 5/27/2017
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I have a lung disease called bronchiectasis.   It is a scarring in my lungs which  leads to frequent infections.  I have had an infection called Pseudomonas for at least 10 years. Pseudomonas is extremely hard to eradicate and can easily develop resistance to antibiotics.  I was able to avoid most antibiotic use until the Spring of 2016 when my Pseudomonas flared up dramatically.  Since then I have been hospitalized on 5 occasions and required over 9 weeks of IV antibiotics.  I have developed resistance to many antibiotics.  I have also developed allergies to several important antibiotics.  Each flare up of infection can increase the damage to the lungs.  This summer I started the use of supplemental oxygen as needed.
 
My doctors now feel it is an appropriate time to seek a double lung transplant.  I have been traveling to the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle every few months to see specialists there.  My transplant would be done there in Seattle.  In a few weeks I will have a series of tests and appointments in Seattle to determine my place on the transplant list.   

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