54 Years Old and Living-Breathing Succeeding With Cystic Fibrosis
Michael Marten's Lung Transplant Interview

Cystic Fibrosis Podcast Intro (38:05 Minutes)

Jerry Cahill Interviews Michael Marten

About three years ago Michael Marten received a double lung transplant at Duke University. In this interview Michael discusses his life experiences both pre and post transplant with host Jerry Cahill.

Michael Marten Background Information

  • Age 45 -will be 46 in May
  •  Those crazy "Mist Tents"
  • 4 Years Old when diagnosed
  • Fairly normal life until graduate school (St. Johns University).
  • 1991- Graduated Grad School
  • 1993- Started to Repeated infections (Disability from work)
  • 1996- First put on oxygen
  • 1999- Put on oxygen full-time
  • 2001- Duke University Evaluation
  • 2002 -July, Michael Moves to North Carolina with Family
  • 2002-August 1, Goes to hospital for transplant
  • 3 Years Post Transplant-Still Going Strong

Importance of Family Support Mechanism

Jerry Interview Questions

Direct download: CFPodcast4-29-05Final2.mp3
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Allergy season is kicking in and I always get a lot more wheezing this time of year. I have found that doing aerosol treatments of hypertonic saline (3% and 10%) 6 times per day vs. 4 times helps keep my airways a little clearer.
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Stay tuned later this week for an exciting interview with a cystic fibosis individual that is the recipient of a double lung transplant. Learn first hand what one person has gone through pre and post transplant.
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I'm back... I've been out of commission for a few days due to developing some growth of Aspergillus fungus in my lungs. The doctors have started me on some medications that have caused some bad reactions like blurred vision, red face, and blisters on my lips. Besides these side effects I am doing fine and "keep on truckin"
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Cystic Fibrosis Podcast 4-20-2005 Show Notes 4-20-2005


1. DISCLAIMER:
The views expressed on the Cystic Fibrosis Podcast are those of Jerry Cahill and his guests, and not necessarily of the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

NOTHING ON THE CFPODCAST SHOULD BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE.
SUCH ADVICE CAN ONLY BE GIVEN BY A PHYSICIAN WHO IS EXPERIENCED WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS.
THE CONTRIBUTORS ON THIS PODCAST CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE WHICH MAY RESULT FROM USING THE INFORMATION ON THIS PODCAST WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THEIR MEDICAL DOCTOR


2. Dave Rimington Intro
Introducing Jerry Cahill and Natalie Stout

3. Intro-Jerry Cahill's Cystic Fibrosis Podcast

4. About Jerry:
Jerry and Natalie discuss Jerry's background and his involvement with the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

5. For more information on cystic fibrosis go to: www.esiason.org

6. Email Comments/Questions to podcast@esiason.org

Direct download: CF-4-19-05PRO4.mp3
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Welcome Welcome! My name is Jerry and I am 48 with cystic fibrosis and listed for a double lung transplant. My goal, while my health permits, is to share with all of you my ups & downs with CF and how I have "beaten the odds" and "living life to the fullest". Stay tuned for information as I get more familiar with the system and I welcome your comments.
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