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Happy New Year and Thank You Guys Very Much!!

It has been a crazy ride this year but we made it!...I can not thank each and everyone of you enough for the support you have given myself and family this year. You all have truly been a blessing. I am home still recovering from this transplant. I feel very good most of the time. I breath unbelievably now. I have gotten some color back to my skin and am back up to 175 ILBS. from 135 after the surgery. I take over 40 pills and caspsules combined each day. I am on a higher dose of prograf so the swelling in my face is still pretty obvious.

Mike is back at home/ Benefit Fishing Tournament

Mike has been released from the recovery apartment and is back at home in Luling. His last check up went really well and there are no signs of infection.

Benefit Luncheon/Blood Drive on Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Benefit Luncheon/Blood Drive for Michael Diaz, who recently underwent a double lung transplant surgery
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
Des Allemands Fire Station on Hwy 90
16960 Highway 90
Des Allemands, LA 70030-4200

Luncheon from 10am - 5pm
Sausage Jambalaya Plate $7 - comes with bread and dessert
Hot Dogs for $2
Drinks for $1
You can eat there or take it with you!

Kids can take pictures with Sparky the Mascot for $2

Blood Drive at same location from 10:30am - 2:30pm
All proceeds to benefit Michael Diaz and his family

Update and benefit luncheon

This is Jeff, hanging with Mike tonight. Mike hasn't updated in a while, but he's feeling great! Just completed his second bronchoscopy this morning and hopefully we will get better results than last time. There was some signs of rejection on the last test but nothing that the doctors weren't expecting in a case like this. Mike will update himself when the results come in. He's so very grateful for all the donations. And the prayers, too! Check out this link for information on a luncheon benefit for Mike, should be a great time!

Still at Oschner hoping to get Home soon!

Just got finished taking a 3 Day regiment of Solumedrol, (Steroid), to control the risk of rejection. Im feeling fantastic under the circumstances. Sometimes the Meds can play with my emotions like a rollercoaster ride. physically I feel great. I had a routine out-patient bronchoscopy and the doctor said everything looked very positive. Im still living in the Oschner Apartment next to the hospital! Ive been getting alot of visitors lately and everyone has been absolutely great to me. Ms. Pat and Renee from West St. Charles Parish Baptist Church brought by a terrific home cooked supper.

Hello Everyone It's Me..(Alive and Kickin)!!!

Today makes 1 month since my transplant. I feel incredible! My recovery is going extremely well. I cant say enough great things about the Transplant Team here at Oschner in New Orleans. They are an unbelievable caring and professional group of people. I could not have made a better decision in my life than to stay here for treatment. Im still living in a Oschner apartment roughly 2 blocks from the Emergency Room and still need someone to stay with me 24 hours a day in case I have a rejection type event. So Far, everything has been great.

Car wash was a huge success

Yesterday's car wash was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came out to support Mike and his family. And thank you everyone for your continued support.

Billy Cure and the band August Rush has generously offered to perform in a benefit concert for Mike and his family. We are in the process of organizing the event. We'll have more details soon...

Car Wash Benefit Saturday, May 28th 10am – 3:30pm

At Mariano’s Italian Eatery

12371 Highway 90 (Mimosa Plaza)
Luling, Louisiana

This fundraiser includes a car wash, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and drinks. Michael Diaz Jr. was recently diagnosed with an incurable lung disease called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis which required a double lung transplant. Come show your support for Michael and his family to help with the mounting medical bills, transportation costs, and daily financial strain to his family due to his illness and inability to work.

Recovering

Mike has been moved to an apartment on Ochsner's campus and will remain there under constant supervision until he is released! He is doing well, sore and recovering. Keep the prayers and support coming!

Just Spoke To Mike

I just spoke to Mike and he sounds great. He's walking around a bit and is in great spirits. He's still uncomfortable with pain but it's decreasing everyday. He was very pleased when I mentioned how many have inquired about or expressed interest in his condition. He was very appreciative and says 'Thank You' to everyone.

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