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Glen Smith
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My health

Post by Glen Smith » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:23 pm

Hi my friends, I suffer from emphysema and I asked to be put on the waiting list for a lung transplant. Last week I had a meeting with the lung transplant surgeon and the visit was an eye opener to say the least. There are many possible complications involved and I may not be eligible at all because of my osteoporosis. You don't want bones not healing when you have to cut open the chest. I have to find out which type of osteoporosis I have and then I will either be refused a transplant or I might decide it is not worth all the risk especially since it would not add any years to my life expectancy.
I will keep you informed of any new progress.

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Re: My health

Post by Snowman » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:32 pm


Thanks for sharing the news about your personal situation. I hope that all goes well and that you will make the right decisions to improve your quality of life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Snowman back East

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Re: My health

Post by BearLeeAlive » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:52 am

Hoping all goes well, and that you are able to get the operation, complete with healing bones afterward, and recover to a healthier situation.

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Re: My health

Post by Charley » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:15 pm

We all hope for the very best outcome for you, whatever that turns out to be. Obviously, at least at this time, there is no clear cut answer. This makes all the "problems" we run up against building strippers seem trivial.
Charley Montgomery
Ottumwa, Iowa

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Re: My health

Post by mark m » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:47 pm

I'll be pulling for you!

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Re: My health

Post by pumpkin » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:42 pm

May good luck be with you through this. You'll be in my thoughts. Thank you, my friend. If you PM me an address, I'll send you a copy of my books to help with those long hours in the waiting rooms.


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Re: My health

Post by Bryan Hansel » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:17 pm

I'm sorry to hear this Glen.

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