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The Recovery Challenge is Just Beginning

After a mandatory six weeks of on-site post-operative surveillance which required residency in downtown San Francisco, Doug was allowed to return to the Chico cottage in late January.  Besides rigorous testing of vital signs and aggressive monitoring of his “new”...
The Long Road Back

The Long Road Back

Doug has successfully received two donor lungs after a marathon 12-hour operation at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco and is now beginning the long process of recovery and rehabilitation. There is considerable trauma associated with an incision which stretches...