Josh Wills
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  • Mesa, AZ
  • United States
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Josh Wills received a gift from Marina
Jul 30, 2011
Sue R. left a comment for Josh Wills
Jul 29, 2011
Josh Wills and Kathryn Flynn are now friends
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Lung Transplants

Place to discuss lung transplant issues.
May 23, 2011
Josh Wills replied to Scott Michael Hedges's discussion Supplements - Health and wellness ongoing! What are each of you doing?
"Hello Scott i would like to know what if any response you have gotten. I am a double lung recipient and now after 8 months am looking forward to begin working out again. I use to use two favorite supplements that made such a huge difference (BSN…"
May 23, 2011
Josh Wills left a comment for Sue R.
"Thx for the info Sue and sorry for taking so long to respond to the friend request."
May 23, 2011
Josh Wills is now friends with Sue R. and Gary
May 23, 2011
Sue R. left a comment for Josh Wills
"Hello Josh, Just wanted to drop by and say "Welcome", glad you decided to join us here at the cafe. You will find everyone here is very kind and helpful, always willing to share their experiences and information that they have learned…"
Mar 4, 2011
Josh Wills and Karen Weddick are now friends
Mar 4, 2011
Josh Wills updated their profile
Mar 4, 2011
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Mar 4, 2011
Josh Wills is now a member of TransplantCafe.com - The Gift of eLife!
Mar 4, 2011

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Please Select Your Transplant - Or Tell Us How Else You Were Touched by Transplantation:
Double Lung
Recipients: In This Space, Feel Free To Write About Those You Are Grateful to for Receiving The Gift Of Life:
I am grateful to everyone involved in my transplant as a whole. My family who stood by my side through it all, the many donations we received to help us fund the transplant, all the thoughts and prayers, and most especially the amazing family that through such and impossible experience made my second chance at life possible. A special thanks to my donor up above. I will do my best to make every day I live worthy of the sacrifice you gave...
Recipient: What Type of Donor Did You Receive your Gift of Life From?
Deceased Donor
Recipient: In This Space Please Tell The Community About Your Transpant Center, Doctors, Transplant Team, Date of Transplant and Any Other Details You'd Like to Share About Your Experience:
My transplant was performed on September 24, 2010 by the amazing team at University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. The doctors who performed the surgery were Dr. Michael Moulton and Dr. Steven Knoper. They were amazing and so attentive and knowledgable including answering my more than overwhelming barrage of anxiety-ridden questions. Through they're amazing care, i was able to leave the hospital after only a few weeks.
Which Transplant Medication(s) Do You Take?
Prograf,CellCept,Valcyte,Prednisone,Pepcid,VitaminD,VitaminC,Fluconazole
What Do You Do For a Living? What Are Your Passions, Hobbies, Passtimes, Dreams and Goals for the Future?
PreTX I was a network analyst for a utilities company. I also owned a business doing IT work for companies. Fortunately it was one of my hobbies also, so I really loved my work. My passions now include my twin daughters and spending as much time with them now that i can actually run and play alongside them, something we could never do before. I also enjoy shooting guns, though not hunting. I love camping with the family, playing poker, and also love to build and tinker with RC planes, trucks, boats, etc.
About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
I was diagnosed @ 6 months with Cystic Fibrosis. I lived a fairly normal life up through high school. I played sports like track and wrestling, and really was not held back much. My first hospital stay was not until I was right around 14 years old. Once I started working my days became longer and treatments were missed more and more often. By about age 21 I was going to the hospital around once a year. These last 6 years were the worst, culminating in my last year I would have to use a wheelchair on and off. I got down to 90 pounds and approx 14% lung function when i went in for my TX. Except for a few hiccups such as a pneumo during one of my bronchs, I have been doing great in my recovery and I am approaching my 6th month post TX. Every day has been a blessing! Especially considering they didn't think I would make it to 18 and celebrated my 34th birthday this year! I am so proud to have so many great examples of fighters out there like you guys to look up to!
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What Is Your Relationship Status?
Married
Entertainment: What is Your Favorite Type of Music, Bands, Movies, Art, Books, etc.?
Most of the music I listen to is alot of punk, alternative, and rock to be as general as possible. I enjoy reading more than movies and mostly non fiction, especially the biographies of many of the people I admire.
What is Your Favorite Quote(s)?
"This too shall pass" ;)
"Life's not about the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away"

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At 6:29am on July 29, 2012, Karen Weddick said…
At 1:13pm on July 30, 2011, Marina gave Josh Wills a gift
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Wishing you a very happy bday and many more to come. Save me a slice of cake!! :)
At 7:53pm on July 29, 2011, Sue R. said…
At 7:51am on July 29, 2011, Karen Weddick said…
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At 7:48am on March 4, 2011, Sue R. said…

Hello Josh,

Just wanted to drop by and say "Welcome", glad you decided to join us here at the cafe. You will find everyone here is very kind and helpful, always willing to share their experiences and information that they have learned along this journey. Make yourself at home and join a few groups (there is one for lung tx's), read discussions, make comments or start a discussion of your own. Congratulations on your double lung tx. I'm so glad that you are doing so well and enjoying life again. My best to you.

Sue (Liver tx 2006)

At 12:39am on March 4, 2011, Karen Weddick said…
Hi there Josh:
I’d like to welcome you to the Transplant Café. You are now a member of a warm, friendly, supportive, caring, understanding, sensitive and informative site. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask and I’ll be glad to help you out. So glad you are here and again welcome to the Transplant Café. Also, if you could please add a photo of yourself or something that represents you or your experience with transplantation, or a pet, etc. to your profile so we can get to know you better. It's really easy! Just click this link for the new members guide where you'll find instructions on how to add a photo.
Here’s a link that might help you get started:
www.transplantcafe.com/forum/topic/show?id=2024407:Topic:2985
Take care,
Karen
Kidney Tx
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Grandson Now Needs a Heart Too

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