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What can I Expect for my Lung Transplant Review?

Transplants | Last Active: Sep 20, 2019 | Replies (15)

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@paulajcoffer

Kevin I've just completed the evaluation process for a lung transplant. Over the next couple of weeks you will receive the most thorough physical you've ever had. Poked, prodded, questioned, blood tests and all that jazz. You will receive a Patient Visitors Guide that tells you exactly what is expected of you for each appointment. This means that you are not on this journey alone as the appointments are made for you, much like the military you are told where to go, what to do to prepare (if anything) and then be prepared for changes in the schedule as something might be added as you go along. My suggestion is to sit back, chill out and let this well oiled machine work for you. Just follow the directions in the Patient guide (the staff will print it out for you if you want. Mine was 45 pages but also included details on what the tests meant and nutrition information. I wish you success in getting through the process to be listed.

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@paulajcoffer, Hi and Welcome to Connect. And after reading your bio, I think that you might understand the thr reason for my delayed response. I have been away, in the mountains.
I want to commend you on your accurate description of the evaluation process at Mayo. Mayo is, like you said, a well oiled machine – and this level of care continues even after the transplant surgery.

Paula, Are you able to attend the support groups at the JAX Mayo on a regular basis? I think that would be a fantastic experience! I live at a distance from Mayo Rochester, and I have no support groups nearby. That would have been such a welcomed experience for me when I transplanted 10 yrs ago (liver/kidney) In fact, that is the reason that I was searching online and discovered Mayo Connect!