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Given a second chance, lung transplant patient moves forward with gusto

Given a second chance, lung transplant patient moves forward with gusto

Chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis, like other conditions that attack the lining of the lungs, has no known cure. Patient Jen Julian told me that when she was diagnosed, “I didn’t know if I was going to live or not. You face the reality of death.”

In the video above and in an article published today, we share the story of Julian, who was treated by physicians at Stanford’s recently established Center for Advanced Lung Disease. Julian received a transplant here and has since returned with gusto to all those things she did before – skiing, biking, hiking, golfing and scuba diving. Glenn Rosen, MD, director of the Interstitial Lung Disease program, said of his patient, “Jen has a unique attitude. She looks at the setbacks as challenges, tries new things and lives life to the fullest.”

4 Responses to “ Given a second chance, lung transplant patient moves forward with gusto ”

  1. JACK HODSON Says:

    HOW LONG AGO DID THIS TAKE PLACE ? IS THERE A SUPPORT GROUP WHERE DALY ISSUES CAN BE DISCUSSED ? HOW MANY SUPPORT MEDS DOES THE PERSON TAKE ?

  2. Velicia Horn Says:

    This was an inspiration to us, I’m glad for you kept the faith….Humble TX.

    Patiently Awaiting: Single Right Lung transplant since 4/25/13!

  3. Mike Griffith Says:

    What an inspiring story. How is she doing? Recently evaluated for Lung Transplant not yet on list. Diagnosed with HP. I will be praying for you.

  4. jorge garreton Says:

    diagnosed with idiopatic lung fibrosis in 2010
    single right lung trasplant 2014-09-27 (64years)
    15 days in clinic ;
    exercised from 3rd day after surgery
    on prograf ;myfortic ; prednisone(10mg from april/2014)
    itraconazol atenolol elcald nexium
    fitness program : daily gym : 30 min bicycle 30 min runner ; 30 min machines for muscle build up
    very healthy and doing normal life including household work
    retired and dedicated to my lung care
    I would be dead if did not accept to be trasplanted..so every minute of survival in good condition is a gift of god and doctors

    there is nothing to loose with the lung trasplant…it does not hurt at all..have to be very carefull with medications and medical controls..
    the waiting maybe a litle depressing..avoid negative comments and face reality..trust in your doctors

    surgery at Clinica santa maria , santiago chile

    luck to all of you
    Jorge Garreton

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