Thank you for explaining this to me. I was wondering and now I see why they do not try to do a lung transplant on all of the folks with CF until the lungs are severely damaged beyond repair. I don't have CF, but I do have Lupus and Sjogrens and several of the other Auto-immune illnesses and the worst of all is that I just got diagnosed with Celiac Spru. The diet is the worst of all to get use to as I screw up and eat the wrong thing and then pay for it for the rest of the day. The lupus and Sjogrens are affecting my lungs in a big way due to the inflamation of the lining of the lungs and boy I have to watch out for infections big time as I am also on an immuno suppressor drug, Imuran and other meds for the Lupus and anemia etc. I will be 50 in december and have had Lupus since the age of 5 years old, so I do know what it is like to be sick all your life and it sucks. I hope and pray for a cure for CF and Lupus and any other illness that is horrible out there. God Bless Gem and thanks for answering this post for me to help me get a better understanding.
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SLE (Lupus), Sjogrens Syndrome, Celiacs Spru, and Megaloblastic Anemia, Akylosing Spongilitis, Degenerative Disc Disease, and Osteo-Arthritis.