Annie’s Mailbox: Groups can offer transplant facts
Dear Annie: My husband is going to be evaluated for a lung transplant next month, but he is having second thoughts. I asked the doctor if he could put my husband in touch with people who have undergone this surgery and was surprised that he couldn’t help me.
I want my husband to have all the facts before he decides one way or the other and would be grateful for your help. – Theresa in Florida
Dear Theresa: Try Second Wind Lung Transplant Association ( 2ndwind.org) at 1-888-855-9463 and Transplant Recipients International Organization ( trioweb.org) at 1-800-TRIO-386 (1-800-874-6386). We wish your husband all the best.
Dear Annie: I am writing in response to “Tired of Living with Silent Bob,” whose wife of 20 years gets angry over little things on a daily basis.
I, too, suffered from anger over every little thing. Talking to counselors did nothing. I finally discussed it with my doctor, who diagnosed me with clinical depression and put me on medication. What a change! Clinical depression is a daily battle, but with medication, I’m able to be less angry. – BTDT