Tom Dowell replied to the topic Am I Too Old for A Lung Transplant? in the forum Pre/Post Lung Transplant 3 years, 6 months ago
Last year I went through a ton of test at UTsouthwest to determine if I was acandidate for a transplant. I was 79 and passed ever thing except for some blockage which could be fixed with some stents. I was turned down because putting in the stents and my age was to great a risk. If approved I am not sure at my age I would have went through with…[Read more]
Tom Dowell replied to the topic New Forum: Laser Therapy Results. in the forum Join the Discussion: Welcome to all PF/IPF Patients 4 years, 1 month ago
I changed to a chiro that has the lastest 20w Klaser from one that had the 10w Klaser. It has a built in lung protocol. I have had 4 treatments with the 20w and have seen improvement over the old one. My cough is about gone. Has anyone else ussd the newer Klaser?
Tom Dowell replied to the topic Laser Therapy Part III in the forum Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness & Advocacy 4 years, 2 months ago
My name is Tom Dowell and I am 79. I was diagnosed with IPF in Dec 2018 but I started losing lung capacity in 2017. I started laser treatment with Hanks Chiropractic in Dallas. Hank contacted Dr Hall and obtained the process from him. I have completed 11 treatments and have seen some improvement. I had a spirometry test in oct 2018,jan 2019 and…[Read more]
Tom Dowell became a registered member 4 years, 2 months ago
Welcome Tom, thank you for joining. The forum is a participant driven vehicle for people and caregivers suffering with pulmonary fibrosis. Thank you again!