I am cautiously optimistic. I admit I was very excited when I came across this press release that was posted to The Lung Transplant Foundation‘s Facebook page. As usual, I try to temper my excitement with the reality we won’t know what’s possible for awhile or if this is just a step in the right direction.
I realize the drug is only in Phase II trials now, but it does show promise. Continue reading
One of my friends from Twitter passed me this link this morning. I do not cry easily but after I read it I was in tears because I was so upset for Che Duvall (& his family) whose trust & care was violated by this center.
Transplant is hard enough without dying from preventable risks like this & suffering needlessly for months. His center did wrong by him (& by the three other patients whose trust was so flagrantly violated).
Another complication I’ve been seeing frequently occur in some transplant recipients is the increased risk of Cancer (especially skin cancer).
This may or may not pertain to my situation, I don’t think ultimately it will. Yet, the more successful attempts & changes to level the playing field in scoring for transplant, all the better. So maybe indirectly, rather than directly.