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    70 Yr. Old Double Lung Transplant Done

    I recently had a double lung transplant. My fev1 prior to surg. was 19, 3 wks post surg. it is 72.
    Doing great otherwise. Just a little sore. I was placed on the transplant list Dec. 27 2017. Had my first dry run Jan. 4 and two more after the first dry run. I see where someone posted when do you know it is time for transplant. For me laying in bed at night wondering if I wanted to late and if I would get a offer in time.
    I know I wanted to use my old lungs as long as I could.
    Last edited by scanboyd; 06-09-2018 at 04:42 PM.
    I am 69yrs. old delta F508, one of four siblings, diagnosed at age 12, three of us had CF. Bother passed away with CF when he was 24, some 30 yrs. ago. I worked 35 yrs. in Nuclear Medicine, retired in 2004 at age 57 to to take better care of my CF. Have been married to my bride 49 yrs.. Great woman to have put up with me this long. We adopted two children, 3 days old when adopted, now 40yrs. old with total of 5 grandchildren. My lung function is FEV1 of 25% FVC 90%.

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    Congrats! glad to hear you're doing so well.
    Parent to a child wcf double delta f508.

    Started Orkambi July 2015
    Began Symdeko August 2018

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    Ken:

    I'm so very glad that you are doing well.

    Bill
    Male 77 CF undetected until age 47. (First symptoms at age 3) Delta F508 & V562I with one copy of Variant 5T. 100% PI. MAC, CFRD.

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    Thanks Bill! All is good 5 wks post. Fev1 is 95% walking 2 miles Stats 98-99 Hr. 87. Now to see if this old body can keep up with these new lungs. Amazing to be able to breath with ease! No Neb RX! No cough!
    Thank God and my Donor for this!

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    That's really great. You had a really fast recovery.

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    Congratulations! I wish you good health and happiness from here on out. Transplantation is truly a gift. God is good!

    Love and Hugs,
    AMBER 26yrs CF (Double F508DEL) Married
    CFRD, Double Lung TX 3-13-07, Kidney TX 7-2-07
    G-Tube, insulin pump, & cochlear implants

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    God is within her, she will not fall -Psalm 46:5

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    God bless you Ken. You are a trailblazer
    Male 77 CF undetected until age 47. (First symptoms at age 3) Delta F508 & V562I with one copy of Variant 5T. 100% PI. MAC, CFRD.

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