The first hospital I consulted with where I live turned me down; refused to accept me into their program and get me listed with UNOS saying I was "too complicated". This was a very rude awakening for me. I couldn't imagine a transplant hospital denying a patient the OPPORTUNITY for the life saving procedure they need. Just because you get accepted into a center's program and listed with UNOS is no guarantee you will ever receive your transplant.
I ended up being accepted by one of those hospitals, Loyola University Medical Center. It turns out that Loyola set the state record for the most lung transplants in Illinois in 2014.
And regardless of the complications I am having, they feel confident about how I am doing. I am back at Rehab working on regaining my strength. I've been told by the doctor to start getting out and about (except it's freezing *** cold outside). I've gone to the store with my Mom, gone to the hair dresser for the first time in over a year and got my hair done. Something I wasn't sure I'd ever do again.