Finally! An Update!

Yes, I finally have an update on my wonderful husband. I am pleased to say that Greg is doing quite well and does not have any more scheduled bronchoscopies. The normal process post-double lung transplant is to have them once a day, then once a month, then once every 6 months and then once a year. I am not sure if it is because there have been recent findings that state that bronchs can be quite dangerous. The transplant clinic told him that they no longer think he needs them. That is, of course, unless something changes in his health.

Although he hasn’t been working out at the health club much anymore, his lung function has once again hit it highest number. I believe it is close to the 85% lung function range, which is only second to the 86% that he has been able to reach at the hospital. Why are his lung functions still climbing 2 years after his transplant? I insist that it is because he has been walking our Labrador Retrievers every morning. This early morning exercise has forced him to open those lungs up so much that by the time he does his morning spirometry, his lungs have a great deal of power. Needless to say, I am happy either way. He is healthy and doing wonderfully. What more could a girl want?

After her husband received a double-lung (bilateral) transplant in 2004, Shannon founded the Angel Cove Organ Donation Awareness Shop, which provides awareness t-shirts and gifts products for transplant recipients, living organ donors and donor families - giving 100% of the profits to help heart and lung transplant recipients with medical costs. Shannon lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her wonderful husband and two chocolate Labrador Retrievers.

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