Selma Tennant
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Kenneth (Ken) Carrell left a comment for Selma Tennant
"Selma: Here is my wish for a new strong kidney for you.  Very nice to meet you. Have a great week. Ken"
Apr 3, 2011
Selma Tennant left a comment for Kenneth (Ken) Carrell
"Thank you for such a nice comment. I have not asked about retransplant but they told me that if I ever needed another one I could go back on the list. I am being evaluated for a kidney now and I too have little use of my left (native) lung. It…"
Apr 2, 2011
Kenneth (Ken) Carrell left a comment for Selma Tennant
"Hello Selma: I am also a single lung tx.  A right.  Can you tell me why you are so successful with your lung going on 20 years?  I am 58 this year and will hit my 3rd anniversary on April 12th.   Have you talked to your…"
Apr 2, 2011
Hari Narayan Sharma and Selma Tennant are now friends
Mar 28, 2011
Hari Narayan Sharma left a comment for Selma Tennant
"Happy Birthday!"
Mar 28, 2011
Selma Tennant left a comment for Sue R.
"Thank you so much for the Birthday Wish. The little mouse is adorable. :) Hope you're doing well. Have a great week. Thanks, Selma"
Mar 27, 2011
Sue R. left a comment for Selma Tennant
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY SELMA!!!!"
Mar 27, 2011
Hari Narayan Sharma left a comment for Selma Tennant
Mar 28, 2010
Selma Tennant replied to Selma Tennant's discussion Flat Warts or the Wart Virus? in the group Lung Transplants
"Hey, no I haven't been able to see anyone yet. I'm hoping to get in with someone at the first of the year. Good luck with your meds. and have a Mery Xmas. selma"
Dec 14, 2009
Selma Tennant updated their profile
Nov 16, 2009
Selma Tennant and Kathryn Flynn are now friends
Nov 16, 2009
Selma Tennant replied to Selma Tennant's discussion Flat Warts or the Wart Virus? in the group Lung Transplants
"Really! Oh my goodness the doctors I've spoken with have not mentioned that to me. I'm going to have to find me another doctor that takes this wart condition more seriously then. I just assumed since I've not gotten any help at all…"
Nov 11, 2009
Selma Tennant replied to Selma Tennant's discussion Flat Warts or the Wart Virus? in the group Lung Transplants
"Thanks, I've tried so many different things it's not funny. I had one doctor even have me try phemaldihide(?) one time and nothing has worked. I did notice when I tried the tanning bed they shrank some but I didn't want to do too much…"
Nov 10, 2009

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Recipients: In This Space, Feel Free To Write About Those You Are Grateful to for Receiving The Gift Of Life:
I had my lung transplant in 1994 at MUSC in Charleston, SC. I was the third recipient that year when they started the Lung transplant program. They stopped the program about a year later and I hear that this coming year they are going to restart the program. All I know is my transplant donor was a 13 year old young boy and I am very blessed that his family were gracious enough to help so many people with their amazing donation of their sons' organs. It is truely the most amazing gift a person can give aother human being.
Recipient: What Type of Donor Did You Receive your Gift of Life From?
Deceased Donor
Which Transplant Medication(s) Do You Take?
prograf
Imuran
rapamune
prednisone
About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
I am married and a mother of two beautiful daughters and a grandmother of one precious little boy. I recieved my transplant 15 years ago this past May. I lived an amazing life since my transplant. I had my share of infections and some rejections but I wouldn't change anything.
Please Help Us Reach Other Members by Telling Us How You Found Transplant Cafe:
I was actually trying to find out whose has lived the longest after having a lung transplant and found this site. I was given an estimated time or life spann of 5 years and it's been 15 years and I'm not going anywhere without a fight. lol
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Married
Entertainment: What is Your Favorite Type of Music, Bands, Movies, Art, Books, etc.?
I love all types of music except maybe Opera. Love all types of movies and only some books that catch my eye from the beginning.
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There are no stupid questions except those that are not asked.

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At 12:06am on March 27, 2012, Karen Weddick said…
At 3:15pm on April 3, 2011, Kenneth (Ken) Carrell said…

Selma:

Here is my wish for a new strong kidney for you.  Very nice to meet you.

Have a great week.

Ken

At 1:57pm on April 2, 2011, Kenneth (Ken) Carrell said…

Hello Selma:

I am also a single lung tx.  A right.  Can you tell me why you are so successful with your lung going on 20 years?  I am 58 this year and will hit my 3rd anniversary on April 12th.  

Have you talked to your transplant team about a re-transplant?  You are an inspiration to me.  My goal is to make 20 years on this lung.  I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis so my native left lung is only producing about 5% compared to 95% by my new lung.   

Drop me a note if you get time.

Sincerely

Ken Carrell

At 9:19am on March 28, 2011, Karen Weddick said…
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At 7:39am on March 28, 2011, Hari Narayan Sharma said…
Happy Birthday!
At 9:55am on March 27, 2011, Sue R. said…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SELMA!!!!
At 3:51am on March 28, 2010, Hari Narayan Sharma said…

At 10:14am on March 27, 2010, Catherine (Cathy) said…

At 11:03pm on March 26, 2010, Karen Weddick said…
Hi Selma:
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At 12:11am on November 8, 2009, Karen Weddick said…
Selma:
I just want to thank you for the gift of the pink ribbon; it means so much to me. Thank you for being my new friend and look forward to getting to know you better. FYI: I had my first kidney transplant in 1972 and back then the life expectancy was 8 years; I had that kidney for over 34 years and recieved my second on 2-14-09 from my hero husband. I have lived with a transplanted kidney for 37 years of my life on 11/6/09. I have been blessed and also gave birth to our fabulous sons. The quarter century club is for members who have had an organ transplant for 25 years or more so you might look there and the president of the club is George Franklin and he might be able to tell you the longest Lung recipient that he know. Thank you again for the ribbon. Bless you and yours and please keep in touch.
Karen


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