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I Am a Heart Transplant Patient

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    Today is my 4 year heart transplant anniversary

    but its not as great as everyone thinks it is well at least for me anyway. It's more a living hell, doctors tell me what I can and cannot do like if its their life. I'm depressed most of the time and being a teen having heart failure I was always in the hospital instead of being...
    MrDysfunctional MrDysfunctional 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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    Dialated Cardiomayopathy

       Hello! I am Cassidy. I was diagnosed with dialated cardiomayopathy when I was 18 months old. I had to have a heart transplant. The doctors said I would live until I was around the age of seven and probably have to have another transplant but I am now 13 and am doing great...
    CassidyRyanna CassidyRyanna 13-15 1 Response Jun 9, 2012

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    HEART Transplant @ 26

    Hi my name is Andrea and I received a heart transplant in May of 2004 it has been almost 5 years.  I am 31 years old now and It has been a long hall!! I  was diagnosed with heart failure at age 23 while I had just gotten married and was teaching kindergarten as well as...
    andreasaha1977 andreasaha1977 31-35 1 Response Mar 31, 2009

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    New Heart, New Life 8/10/2010

    Hi my name is John I am 63 years old and got my new heart a little over a year ago. Things are great didn't know how bad I was and now every day I find something I used to do and am now able to do again.
    jcsmokey jcsmokey 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2011

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    Born in 1989 Got my transplant at 3 weeks old

    (7/4/89) Then right after got a second at 7 weeks old (08/05/89) This year (2014) will be 25 years !!!
    jfm8907 jfm8907 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 5, 2014

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    New Heart Transplant Patient

    My name is NinaCar Barbieri. I'm 41 years old and I have been just placed on the heart transplant list. I live in Florida and I go to Shands hospital in Gainsville.I'm looking to meet other patients and share experiences along with making new friends
    NCar NCar 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    Ahuman Want to Helpt Any Heart Patient

    my name is nana my mam is a heart patient since i was 5 years old and my dad have aheart disease in the last naw i am in 19 years old and i really want to help and support any heart patient feel that he need afriend understand his pain and anyone want to communicate i am waiting...
    nana500 nana500 18-21 2 Responses Jun 3, 2009

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    Heart Failure At 30

    My name is Aimee.   I went into congestive heart failure at the age of 29 while 7 months pregnant with my daughter.  I had a difficult pregnancy with many sleepless nights and difficulty breathing.  I told my OB repeatedly about these problems but they were brushed off as...
    abrashear abrashear 31-35 Mar 9, 2011

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    I Am A Father Who Lost His Daughter

    My daughter, Paige, always wanted to be an organ donor, so when she turned 16 she proudly registered on the donor's list. Well, I am 45 years old and had heart failure. I have been waiting years to get a new heart. Well, on December 3rd, 2011 my daughter was on her way to my...
    Kittykatisme890 Kittykatisme890 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    I'm 4 ft 8 and it's definitely bigger than me thats for sure as in the past many people joked about how my heart is bigger than me so its not difficult to not notice! I feel...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Have you ever met someone who so profoundly changes your life, your ideas and your perspective, that you think to yourself, "I know we would be great together,"? When it happened...
    lovefoundme47 lovefoundme47 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    So I am so frustrated and annoyed with my doctor. He dismissed it again with his stupid tests, saying its from exercise (which is nonsense after I told him I've had symptoms since...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Past week or so I've also had a lot of gas. It's another symptom I've had. It know it also can't be exercise when I haven't been exercising in days. I haven't been eating much at...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 days ago

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    I'm not an extremely patient person, but most times it's my only choice. When that one person you recently had a falling out with that you still care about and want to talk to is...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Some should have bruises. From patients. Legally given.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Regardless the pain my hearts been under for several years, I chose to finally stop and listen. My heart took all the pain from men it can handle. Not just thru my past...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    this is for Kristen I love her and I hope she does the right thing cause I love her ----------------- It's hard enough to be a man in this world all alone, Paying bills and...
    Angelicguitarist85 Angelicguitarist85 26-30, M Mar 25

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    You Have a Content Heart Your heart doesn't crave much. It doesn't take much to make your heart happy. You may or may not have found love, but either way, your heart is at peace...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I feel very weird. I love heartbeats so much that I have crazy thoughts about them. I strongly love hearing a heart beating extremely hard. Just thinking when one is racing...
    SleepyTegan SleepyTegan 18-21 3 days ago

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    A silently pounding that will not quit Shattering within Begging for freedom, yet contained with fear An overwhelming feeling, awaiting to explode A pulling of wanting more...
    WithinTheHeart WithinTheHeart 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 21

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    So I fell you Tim we started talking months ago ,he took a piece of my heart ,it took me a year to trust and wow it was taken again from me and its just making me stronger and...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F Mar 25

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    This is a true story I was laying on my friends heart and it was beating faster than usual. I told him if he's ok and he said I guess then suddenly his heart stoped and I was...
    HeartBeatLover HeartBeatLover 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    It was her 22nd birthday yesterday and she is now the same age as me. I meant to write this story yesterday but that never happened. Many times have I shared the story about the...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    A broken heart isn't always due to a break up, as so many people think.. My heart breaks whenever I hear or see about innocent children who die in wars. My heart breaks whenever I...
    Rourou19 Rourou19 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am following my heart and intuition. – Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. Live the life you want to live. Be the person you want to remember years...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Your Heart Is My Home.!.! Whenever you feel that darkness is falling on you, whenever you feel there is nothing you could do, i will be there even before a word you could say, to...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Honestly Im only 17 years old, and i know i have life ahead of me, but sometimes i like to think if it hard now , then how harder will it get, will it really get better or will we...
    thatgirlalbana thatgirlalbana 16-17, F Mar 24

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    What does it even mean to have a "broken heart"? Sounds silly. Firstly, your real heart pumps blood around the body for survival... It's not that mythical place in your chest that...
    missssyme missssyme 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Jesus has set me free from all addictions that I have been struggling with, all my life. Jesus made my broken heart into a brand new heart and He filled my heart with His love, joy...
    ai208234 ai208234 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    7 Amazingly Easy Tips to Prevent Heart Attack (http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=4198) In a disease-specific sense, the top cause of death in the United States is heart disease...
    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M Apr 6

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    I have had heart palpitations off and on for many years. I have a very reactive heart and I am sensitive to any extra beats. I also had a heart murmur and blood pressure issues...
    micybp micybp 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I let my heart and my mind integrate and work as a team. When you follow your heart more, and your mind sees the results, the intgration will naturally occur. However, you have to...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Mar 26

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    We live life everyday and we are constantly surrounded by different types of individuals. But one thing that I've noticed is that I absolutely love and adore a person with a pure...
    SweetT246 SweetT246 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Out of no where A heart Silently pleading to be filled Words So powerful Full of emotions, depth, and intent Broken soul Voids Cracks Hurts Resentment Emptiness Isolated...
    WithinTheHeart WithinTheHeart 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    this is my favorite part of my job. I don't do it as often now that I work in pain management but there is something about the heart.... I know the brain is the main part that...
    doodlebugfaync doodlebugfaync 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Recently I met a man. He was cool and we clicked. We became bf and g f. We were so happy we both thought we had things in common. Until I found out that he was with another girl...
    AthingBisidyou AthingBisidyou 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My heart is bursting with happiness at the moment, because of all the kindness people have shown me after my post. You are all amazing people, and no amount of thank yous in the...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    ​Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart.William Jennings Bryan
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This pain is inescapable, an anguish resides in a place where there was once love. This pain turns the minutes into hours, and it consumes ones joy. The epicenter of the hurt is in...
    PopaBlurf PopaBlurf 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have felt the same way for the same person for so long it's crazy. Ik we had something in the being and those are the moments I hold close to my heart and ik I messed it up by...
    mia16 mia16 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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