Well folks i dont really post very often but felt i had to let every one in on my news. After spending exactly one week on the transplant list i got my call at 5am saturday morning. Shocked to say the least, but at present im on the icu, had my surgery saturday dinner and shocked all by waking up at 7 am sunday morning. So im Still very sore and theres a long way to go but ive got 2 new lungs. I know people like casp and others will have questions so dont hesitate and ask away. God bless all
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WOW, Congratulations Hun from one who waited and Waited and got Older so Came off the List. I wish you a Good Speedy Recovery and a Wonderful Future. Take care of those Very Special Lungs and A Sad Time for the Donors Family, But they will be Happy that their Loved one has saved a Life. Lots Of LOve & Gentle Hugs. XXXXXX
Hi simplsprout this is fantastic news, I cannot believe your on here writing your story so quickly, I thought it would take a long time before you were able to get up and about. I’m really over the moon for you 👍 please take it easy though you don’t want to be overdoing it. The family who lost someone I’m sure would be so happy the person was a doner and , your life and health will improve because they’ve allowed the donation . Good luck and easy breathing. Mind and take good care of yourself 🌹🌹
Hello simplesprout and many congratulations 💐! I am so very pleased to hear your marvellous news!! And you are doing so well too. 😁 I do have questions, but my main one is did you wake up with a breathing tube still in (intubation) and if you did how did you tolerate it?
Thank you in advance and no rush to answer, you will need plenty of rest now. Take care!
Cas xx 🙋🐕
I had to wait and ask the nurse the answer to that one because i didnt have a clue, so that should take away some of your worries that i didnt remember.as it happenes i did have the tube in and he quickly removed it, then he askled me some simple questions to make sure i was with it, which i answered. However i was back asleep by 2hours later when the doctors came round.
Apparently there are 2 diffedent cuts for the op and mine is down the central chest, the other is clam shellwith a cut under each breast. Ive no idea what determined the way they did the proceedure. Any questions and just ask casp. As one of the main contributing positivity people on the planet , i will find time to answer.
Thank you very much for your reply simplesprout . Please keep us posted. I for one would really appreciate the first hand knowledge! I hope you feel better and better everyday. xx 😊👍👋
The latest is i was moved from icu at about 11am today up to the post op ward. At first i had 4 0r5 tubes commimg out of my chest but 2 were removed the other day so ive still got 2 inserted. These are to drain the cavity as my lungs were big and the new ones not so. They are sore and i wont lie, however, everyones pain level is different. The problems this caused me was that i was having morphine which constipated me for 5 days, so today ive gone with the pain and now extreamly happy to say that problem is sorted. They have me on more antibiotics and anti virals that i can remember so wont try. Today the physios have had me walking around the wardand my stats without oxygen was 96/7, which given this early stage is great. My family is here at present so i will leave it there.
Hi simplesprout . I was actually going to ask about the drainage tubes. It is one of my fears I think. I have read they are quite painful. But you've just answered a lot for me. 😁 I hope those remaining two will be taken out very soon. Then I think you will be much more comfortable. Are you able to eat yet? Did you have to do a swallow test? Please take your time replying. No rush. Sending very warm wishes. xx 😊💐
Was feeling a bit glum with the weather this morning until I read your post and have got to say this cheered me up no end, its like the sun has come out. Fab u lous news, I cant believe things moved so fast for you and you are recovering just as fast. I truly wish you all the very best and as everybody has said dont rush things. Wonderful, wonderful news xx