hey An_241985...........and all others on this discussion. I have just read ur posts trying to get a little more insight on this procedure myself. I'm 22 years old and it was two months ago that I had my 5th Intibation for my Severe Asthma. I was in the coma for about 4 days while they tried to bring me back. The specialists said that it took everything they had to get my lungs to work on their own. 2 years ago, talks about doing a lung transplant were already in place. But this time, when I woke up......my Dr. came in with a giant smile on his face and said there is another treatment that we can try! It was like music to my ears. He had explained what he had learned about it to me and after a few days I was releases and went to work on getting this done. It has taken a lot, between insurance, the fundraisers and I have been in the hospital 3 times since the last tubing. But I fly to St. Joseph's Medical Sunday for my first appointment. But I live in AK so I have just praying that will get tings going as fast as possible because to go back and forth from here is very hard. Plus time isn't on my side anymore as my lungs have become pretty weak requiring me to be on O2 for 24hrs of the day. I have high hopes in this procedure like many of you have as well so any advice would be greatly appreciated because I'm pretty scared right now and it has been a rough trial for me in this part of my life.View Thread
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