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DAP1122
Forum Leader
Username: Dap1122

Post Number: 1873
Registered: 05-2008
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 07:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Rise',

Our lovely and always amazing TransplantBuddies leader, we do hope you celebrate your 5th (lung) transplant anniversary with family and friends today.

You are a true blessing to so many people!!

Here's to many, many, many more anniversaries to be celebrated.

We wish you well!!

Love and hug from ALL of us!!

God Bless!!!!!!!
New blog/web page -
My2ndHeartBeat
Dap's Email

Heart Tx - 5/11/2007
DAP
Ohio, USA

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Hostess Rise
Board Administrator
Username: Rise

Post Number: 13825
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 07:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Thank you so much Dap for your very special announcement.

I will be spending my day with my husband and possibly helping a transplant buddy over the phone. Perhaps we will go out for dinner tonight. I will be lighting a candle for my Donor and his family today.

with love,
Rise'
Cystic Fibrosis- dx at 2yrs. -2nd double lung tx-05
Debra Fertel MD- Med. Dir. Lung Transplant/Pulmonary Hypertension Programs
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Si Pham MD, Professor of Surgery, Dir. of Thoracic Transplant & Artificial Heart Program-Miam Transplant Institute

Anas Hadeh MD, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida
CF consultant- Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Sharing Knowledge is an Invaluable Experience
Transplant Friends & Chat
Questions- Contact Hostess Rise'
Jack
Forum Leader
Username: Johnhollenbach56

Post Number: 188
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 08:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Good morning Rise,

Congratulations on your 5th Lung Transplant Anniversary, hope that there are many more to come. You have lit a candle for all of us here with TB , that enables us to spread knowledge and understanding through the transplant community.

Stay well,
Jack Hollenbach
jack_hollenbach@hotmail.com
Received double lung transplant August 2, 2007 for COPD at UCSD Thornton Hospital, San Diego, CA

Live each day to your fullest, for it is a gift to be treasured
Mariel
Member
Username: Mariel

Post Number: 36
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 10:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

From the bottom of our hearts, lungs, liver, etc, we are sooo grateful for you and this discussion board!. Happy 5th Transplanniversary! xoxo.
Mariel, wife of PSCott
www.caringbridge.org/visit/scottcarr
ChuckZ
Member
Username: Chuckz

Post Number: 940
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 10:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Dear Rise',

Congratulations on your 5th anniversary! God bless you with health and happiness for many years! As I have told you many times, the work that you have done with this transplant community has been a true gift to us.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Chuck

PS As you may recall, we were both "under the knife" at the same time. It is also my 5th transplant anniversary!
LadyDi
Forum Leader
Username: Ladydi

Post Number: 2388
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 01:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Lucky number 5! Happy anniversary to a beautiful lady!
Hope you celebrate in style!
Hugs from me and Cisco!
Kidney Donor to Husband 10/30/07
Forum Leader-Living Organ Donation
Barnes Jewish Hospital St. Louis, Mo

My Donation Story

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward - Abraham Lincoln
papillonbleu
Forum Leader
Username: Papillonbleu

Post Number: 1653
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 01:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Congratulations, Rise'!!! May you only have many more anniversaries in which to rejoice at life and may you continue to have it in abundance. I celebrate each moment I know you and interact with you or see you interacting with others because you are and have been the wind behind many wings here, and so may you with your own continue to soar!
Bobbiejo
Forum Leader-Multivisceral
dx: GERD 1995, gastroparesis 2002, pseudo-obstruction of the bowel 2004
multivisceral transplant, 6 organs, 10/06/05
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

Susannah
Member
Username: Suzyq

Post Number: 46
Registered: 05-2009
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 01:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Go Rise!
Thank you for being such an inspiration and source of comfort to us. This website has truly saved some lives, as many of us found it during the pre-transplant times and gained strength through the words of others. You continue to touch more people every day.
Susannah
34 year old w/ cystic fibrosis. Double lung tx April 10, 2009 at Duke.
vajohn
Member
Username: Jfarel

Post Number: 141
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 02:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Thanks Rise, truly an inspiration to myself and many others. Congrats and celebrate!
30 years old with Cystic Fibrosis

Bilateral Lung Transplant INOVA Fairfax hospital (June 23, 2010)

Mohan
Forum Leader
Username: Mraghavan

Post Number: 119
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 02:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Rise'

Your anniversary is cause for all of us to celebrate. You are our leader, our inspiration, and our angel of hope.

Many, many happy returns!
Mohan
Liver Transplant 04/18/2009
University of Colorado Hospital
Rocket Heart
Member
Username: Rocketheart583

Post Number: 400
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 05:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Risa - God Bless you. Happy anniversary. You are very special.
Rocket Heart

Tom Emahiser
Waterville, Oh
Heart Failure
Heart Txplt 1/26/05 University of Michigan
Hostess Rise
Board Administrator
Username: Rise

Post Number: 13832
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 06:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Thank you for placing me on the cover of Transplant World.

Thank you everyone for making me feel special today. You certainly brought me to tears of appreciation.
Cystic Fibrosis- dx at 2yrs. -2nd double lung tx-05
Debra Fertel MD- Med. Dir. Lung Transplant/Pulmonary Hypertension Programs
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Si Pham MD, Professor of Surgery, Dir. of Thoracic Transplant & Artificial Heart Program-Miam Transplant Institute

Anas Hadeh MD, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida
CF consultant- Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Sharing Knowledge is an Invaluable Experience
Transplant Friends & Chat
Questions- Contact Hostess Rise'
miocean
Member
Username: Miocean

Post Number: 7
Registered: 07-2010
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 06:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Happy Anniversary!!!! When we talked i thought you meant it was your wedding anniversary. This is even better! May you have many years with your lungs. Thank you for all your help and this forum.

miocean
Diffuse Scleroderma
Kidney Transplant March 11, 2010
St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
cindy
Member
Username: Cindy

Post Number: 238
Registered: 09-2008
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 09:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Dearest Rise,

Happy 5th Anniversary to an amazing person!! I wish you many,many more years of anniversaries and special memories! Thank you for all you have done on this site......I have learned so much on here. You're looking great on Transplant World! God bless you,your donor and his family.



Hugs,
Cindy
Cindy

Double Lung Transplant on Feb 9, 2010

at UCSD/Thornton Hospital, San Diego, Ca.

Albuquerque, New Mexico..USA

www.caringbridge.org/visit/cindywalters
Mary
Member
Username: Mary

Post Number: 13
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 06:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Truly AWESOME, Rise!
Mary
IPF/PF DX 11/09
CAD 2/10
transplant candidate 5/10 @ NY Presp. Hospital
am on inactive list until I can come off plavix.
Hostess Rise
Board Administrator
Username: Rise

Post Number: 13837
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Thank you Mary, Cindy and Miocean

Hugs to you all! xoxoxoxo
Cystic Fibrosis- dx at 2yrs. -2nd double lung tx-05
Debra Fertel MD- Med. Dir. Lung Transplant/Pulmonary Hypertension Programs
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Si Pham MD, Professor of Surgery, Dir. of Thoracic Transplant & Artificial Heart Program-Miam Transplant Institute

Anas Hadeh MD, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida
CF consultant- Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Sharing Knowledge is an Invaluable Experience
Transplant Friends & Chat
Questions- Contact Hostess Rise'
Tedge
Member
Username: Tej88

Post Number: 135
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 12:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Rise'

Congratulations on your 5 years & wishing you many many more years of good health with your lungs.

Thank-you for starting Transplant Buddies & for all the help & encouragement you give people here.

Tedge
GlomeruloNephritis dx October 1978
CAPD 18months
Kidney tx 4th July 1983 New Zealand.
CAPD 10 months
2nd Kidney tx 9th July 2010 New Zealand
God gives me mountains to climb and the strength to climb them.
Holly
Member
Username: Holly

Post Number: 397
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 06:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

I'm so sorry I'm so late to wish you a happy anniversary. I haven't been home to check the site. I hope it wonderful and special just like you. Congrats Rise
Love and Hugs
Holly Mulkerin
Medina Ohio
Heart transplant 1/28/09 I have a Happy Heart
Be kind. Remember that everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Harry Thompson

Hostess Rise
Board Administrator
Username: Rise

Post Number: 13838
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 08:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Many thanks Tedge and Mary:-)

Hugs to you all
Cystic Fibrosis- dx at 2yrs. -2nd double lung tx-05
Debra Fertel MD- Med. Dir. Lung Transplant/Pulmonary Hypertension Programs
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Si Pham MD, Professor of Surgery, Dir. of Thoracic Transplant & Artificial Heart Program-Miam Transplant Institute

Anas Hadeh MD, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida
CF consultant- Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Sharing Knowledge is an Invaluable Experience
Transplant Friends & Chat
Questions- Contact Hostess Rise'
BreathinSteven
Forum Leader
Username: Breathinsteven

Post Number: 2117
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 08:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Hey Rise' !!!

I agree with everyone here -- happy 5th transplant anniversary!!! I'm glad you were born -- I'm two precious families and their loved one gave you the opportunity to have your life saved twice... I'm glad you're here...

This is an amazing little forum that you've founded and helped maintain over the years -- this is an incredible accomplishment... I can't even imagine the number of people you have helped personally -- and then you helped so many more by providing this forum where people can help one another... You have to much to be proud of...

You take care... I hope you take some time to relax and enjoy all you have during this special anniversary!

Love, Steve
Steve
CF, Dbl-Lung Recip April 2000
www.ClimbingForKari.org
www.ReviveHope.com

www.youtube.com/SteveFerkau
Hostess Rise
Board Administrator
Username: Rise

Post Number: 13840
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Thank you STEVE!

I love you and everyone on this forum for all you do to help others. I might have had a good idea creating this site but without the many people who have helped me to make this site what it is today, we are all in this together.

HUGS!!
Rise'
Cystic Fibrosis- dx at 2yrs. -2nd double lung tx-05
Debra Fertel MD- Med. Dir. Lung Transplant/Pulmonary Hypertension Programs
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Si Pham MD, Professor of Surgery, Dir. of Thoracic Transplant & Artificial Heart Program-Miam Transplant Institute

Anas Hadeh MD, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida
CF consultant- Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Sharing Knowledge is an Invaluable Experience
Transplant Friends & Chat
Questions- Contact Hostess Rise'
Frank J.
Forum Leader
Username: Txaggie86

Post Number: 156
Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 08:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Congratulations! You have been an inspiration.
Frank Jones
Liver Transplants at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA April 2005 and April 2006.
Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun. - Robert A. Heinlein
CJ
Member
Username: Still_standing

Post Number: 321
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 11:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary!
CJ
Liver Transplant
3/1/08
Maryland
Hostess Rise
Board Administrator
Username: Rise

Post Number: 13849
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 12:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Thank you Frank and CJ

Thank you for honoring this very special day for me.
Cystic Fibrosis- dx at 2yrs. -2nd double lung tx-05
Debra Fertel MD- Med. Dir. Lung Transplant/Pulmonary Hypertension Programs
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Si Pham MD, Professor of Surgery, Dir. of Thoracic Transplant & Artificial Heart Program-Miam Transplant Institute

Anas Hadeh MD, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida
CF consultant- Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Sharing Knowledge is an Invaluable Experience
Transplant Friends & Chat
Questions- Contact Hostess Rise'
Marina
Member
Username: Marina

Post Number: 112
Registered: 08-2009
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 02:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Rise' and ChuckZ CONGRATS on your 5th transplantversaries to you both!!!!!!!!!!!!

May you have many many more healthy and happy transplantversaries !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rise'
THANK YOU for this great site. It's great to come here and know that others understand exactly what you're going through!!!!!!!!!

God bless!!!!

Marina
awaiting kidney-pancreas since Aug 22, 2008
California Pacific Medical center CPMC San francisco, CA

BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!
Hostess Rise
Board Administrator
Username: Rise

Post Number: 13860
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 09:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Thank you Marina

Glad that you like this website xoxo
Cystic Fibrosis- dx at 2yrs. -2nd double lung tx-05
Debra Fertel MD- Med. Dir. Lung Transplant/Pulmonary Hypertension Programs
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Si Pham MD, Professor of Surgery, Dir. of Thoracic Transplant & Artificial Heart Program-Miam Transplant Institute

Anas Hadeh MD, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida
CF consultant- Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Sharing Knowledge is an Invaluable Experience
Transplant Friends & Chat
Questions- Contact Hostess Rise'
Karen R.
Forum Leader
Username: Relivkaren

Post Number: 4747
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 09:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Rise:

I know that I am extremely late in wishing you Happy Anniversary. It's not that I wasn't thinking of you, but as you know my computer decided to shut down on me.

I am sooooo VERY thankful for you and all the support and friendship you have given me. I am soooo VERY thankful that you have had 5 wonderful years with these new lungs. I pray everyday that you will continue to have many, many more years with these incredible lungs.

You are an inspiration to so many and you have given us all a huge gift in this website. It has offered so much support to so many people. You have given so much of your time and your self to make this a home for those of us that have been touched by transplant and organ donation.

Thank you so much!! I thank God for you and your donor!

Happy Anniversary!

I love you!

God Bless!
Karen
Dx: BOOP - May 2006. Rediagnosed with Bronchiolitis Obliterans Nov. 2006
Double lung transplant on Dec. 1st, 2009
Cleveland Clinic

Ohio, USA

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Bob2006
Member
Username: Delgador

Post Number: 182
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 12:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Hi Rise',

Happy Anniversary, may the Lord grant you many more days full of good health and happiness.

You are always there ready to lift our spirits when we are down, you are truly an angel. This forum, inspired by you, has helped many of us to see and feel the support that we all need in our lives. In a very mysterious way we have "ties" to each other, this forum brings us together ....and you started it, thank you and GOD bless you!!

Bob
Liver TX 7/31/2006 due to HCC
Dr. Jang Moon & Dr. Andreas Tzakis - UM/JMH
Hostess Rise
Board Administrator
Username: Rise

Post Number: 14248
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 03:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Oh no! Bob, you made me cry !!!!!!

That was very touching and I greatly appreciate all you do for those in need of support on transplantbuddies.

By giving others the support and knowledge they need, one day they will be able to pay it forward. We are all working together.


God Bless you too.
Rise'
Cystic Fibrosis- dx at 2yrs. -2nd double lung tx-05
Debra Fertel MD- Med. Dir. Lung Transplant/Pulmonary Hypertension Programs
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Si Pham MD, Professor of Surgery, Dir. of Thoracic Transplant & Artificial Heart Program-Miam Transplant Institute

Anas Hadeh MD, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida
CF consultant- Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Sharing Knowledge is an Invaluable Experience
Transplant Friends & Chat
Questions- Contact Hostess Rise'
Meagan
Forum Leader
Username: Newheart14

Post Number: 1289
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 04:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Dearest Rise',

How on earth did I miss this? Happy belated lungaversary.

Thank you for all you do. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. The Forum is definitely looking spiffy with everything you have done in the past few weeks.

Thank you for giving us all this wonderful place we can visit, help, and unload.

Don't overdo and remember to take some well deserved breaks.

Many hugs,
Meagan


Forum Leader
Heart-Liver Transplant - February 14, 2008
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy 1991 and CHF

- Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all - Dale Carnegie
- Bumps in the road can sometimes be mountains, so I have learned to climb mountains - Meagan

Hostess Rise
Board Administrator
Username: Rise

Post Number: 14252
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 04:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Karen- I missed seeing your post. Thank you so much my sweet friend for your beautiful message.

When someone on this site reaches out to me and thanks me, it seems to happen on a day that I need it most. God Bless you.
Cystic Fibrosis- dx at 2yrs. -2nd double lung tx-05
Debra Fertel MD- Med. Dir. Lung Transplant/Pulmonary Hypertension Programs
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Si Pham MD, Professor of Surgery, Dir. of Thoracic Transplant & Artificial Heart Program-Miam Transplant Institute

Anas Hadeh MD, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida
CF consultant- Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Sharing Knowledge is an Invaluable Experience
Transplant Friends & Chat
Questions- Contact Hostess Rise'
Hostess Rise
Board Administrator
Username: Rise

Post Number: 14253
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 04:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Hi Meagan

You are also another sweet friend to me. Hugs right back to you and thank you for all your suggestions that you have recently given me.

I love feedback!

It is wonderful to have you back helping others and receiving support as well.

God Bless You!
Cystic Fibrosis- dx at 2yrs. -2nd double lung tx-05
Debra Fertel MD- Med. Dir. Lung Transplant/Pulmonary Hypertension Programs
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Si Pham MD, Professor of Surgery, Dir. of Thoracic Transplant & Artificial Heart Program-Miam Transplant Institute

Anas Hadeh MD, Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida
CF consultant- Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Sharing Knowledge is an Invaluable Experience
Transplant Friends & Chat
Questions- Contact Hostess Rise'
Hostess Rise
Board Administrator
Username: Rise

Post Number: 14256
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 07:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Meagan- I would like to give credit to my webmaster for all the work he has done. Don't think I am able to do this by myself.

I am going to test the bold and see if I can provide directions to others. It is just like any email. You click on the B Type words un-click the B.
Cystic Fibrosis- dx at 2yrs. -2nd double lung tx-05
Debra Fertel MD- Si Pham MD, Professor of Surgery---Jackson Memorial Hospital

Anas Hadeh MD, Cleveland Clinic CF care

Sharing Knowledge is an Invaluable Experience
Questions- Contact Hostess Rise'

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