A cystic fibrosis campaigner and a double lung transplant recipient for Orla Tinsley have been in hospital in New York in recent days.
Ms Tinsley, who lives in County Kildare but lives in New York, was admitted to hospital because doctors had to "have an unusual extraordinary obstruction," she said in a job on Instagram.
Ms Tinsley is a writer, and she spent years at a campaign for better treatment of cystic fibrosis patients. She began writing about the condition for The Irish Times in 2005, and was also a strong advocate of the benefits of organ donation.
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In December 2017 Miss Tinsley received a successful lung double transplant, and in recent years she was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital for treatment.
“The post-transplant life is not completely ready but compared to most people my experience was great,” she said, in Instagram's position on Sunday night.
“Luckily, the awesome EMT, ER, surgical and @nyphospital transplant teams were on hand last week to resolve my extraordinary obstacle,” she said.
“It took longer but I am completely back to school, back in life, back at work and living,” she wrote.
“The horror in the transient ER of a severe pain is all to remember, how quickly it can be cooled and lucky. The preservation, help and love of others is now endless and lasting as they move forward together. I am so grateful for what I received last week, ”she said.
Ms Tinsley, who recently celebrated her birthday, thanked the people who wished her well.