Thank-you for the Birthday wishes.  I have been in the hospital the past two weeks.  My transplanted lungs are doing great, however I seem to keep going into Atrial Fibrillation and had a bleed around my heart.  Got a helo ride to my Transplant Center and I am now back on my feet.  Still need to deal with the Atrial Fibrillation, but first need to get the body settled down some.  Thank again for the birthday wishes, spent in the hospital, but spent still with hope.

Gary Toulouse

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Comment by Marina on February 8, 2012 at 8:24am

Gary,

I'm so  sorry  to hear  about this.    Sending  prayers  for a  full  recovery.

As  Burnie  mentioned,  we  were  wondering  about you  since you're  never away  for  too  long!

Prayers  for you  and  Wanda!

Take  care!

Comment by Mark Witcher on February 7, 2012 at 1:47pm

Sorry to hear about your admission to hospital:( Really hope that they are able to get you settled down and sort out the heart problem you have developed. Sending out all my best wishes and positive thoughts for a quick recovery! look after yourself hope to hear better news soon.

Comment by Burnie Schultz on February 7, 2012 at 10:30am

Marina and I were wondering were you had been hiding out at. Seen no posts in chat room. Now we know. Take Care, chat w/you soon.--Burnie

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