2013We have returned from The University of Minnesota.
We have a few more hoops to jump through. Pathology reports from a previous Colonoscopy and possibly a Colonoscopy. PSA results. They will call us when we get the go ahead for a week long visit for numerous other tests. The Lung Transplant Specialist sees no huge roadblocks for a transplant at this time. One day and test at a time.
Far Guy has lost even more weight. The Doctor was young...in her 30's. She said Lung Transplants are one of the most difficult transplants. Many people don't make it through the surgery, many don't live a week. Some die within the first year....those that make it a year live on the average of 7 years. She was quite brutal with the facts. Recovery will be difficult because of his age. Anti rejection drugs are hard on your kidneys, there are three forms of rejection. Cancer is a concern when you are on anti rejection meds.
She said something that I have never heard a Doctor say before. " Everyone has cancer, our bodies natural immune system fights it off all the time."