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I Am a Heart Transplant Patient

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses 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 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    This personality just grows to me. I have been taught by my dad to always be kind, no matter the situation. Sometimes I get really angry at myself for being too kind and patient...
    mischievouswreck mischievouswreck 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Well, I'm new here, still I'll give it my best shot. (I apologise in advance for the long read) I'm not going to tell you who I am or where I'm from, but if any of you people out...
    Scarecrowthebeast Scarecrowthebeast 18-21, M 22 hrs ago

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    Hi - I was diagnosed at 19, kidneys failed at 27 and i spent almost 10 years on peritoneal dialysis before getting a cadaver transplant. It will be 10 years old in October but it...
    sherabyl sherabyl 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts. Hebrews (3:15) This verse is said at all times of life, even to the end of life, because the repentance must be from the...
    lamlom lamlom 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am so confused and I don't know what to do. My thoughts are swirling around in my head making me dizzy. My heart is thumping out of control. The man I use to count as my best...
    Darkenedlace Darkenedlace 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hello, This is to inform the general public Male or Female who are healthy and 100% serious in selling their kidney should urgently contact GENERAL MEDICAL HOSPITAL. As we have a...
    Dreric12 Dreric12 26-30 3 days ago

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    A broken heart again I've had my heart broken twice in a row. First time I have been dumped and I felt sad, angry and disappointed. It was 3 years ago. Now, it was a mutual break...
    grunf grunf 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's been five months since you went away You left without a word and nothing to say When I was the one who gave you my heart and soul But it wasn't good enough for you, no So I...
    CasseMoi CasseMoi 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is a long story.... Just before beginning of the school year this year this guy added me on Instagram he was native like me n he lived in the same area I was living in. So I...
    cassie200015 cassie200015 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Lying in my bed Alone with my thoughts About you About me Confusion looms About us Causing pain In your heart Feeling the pain in your heart Healing the pain in your heart...
    DutchMattie DutchMattie 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    There's a box With a lock In the corner of a room. In a house On a hill, That's hidden deep from view. And I know, Never doubt- There is something deep inside.. It's my heart...
    Livedeliberately Livedeliberately 41-45, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I hurt so much. The tears just won't stop. Sobs coming from my soul. I miss him so much. I don't know if I can find all the pieces of my heart. He left and I can't function. I...
    moonstar312 moonstar312 36-40, F a week ago

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    I was engaged nearly a decade ago to a boy. He is a man now and i am a woman. He is the first one who kissed me, who held my hand, who touched me and after all these years when i...
    tee2810 tee2810 26-30 a week ago

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    I was always a peculiar girl. Staying quiet whilst others spoke around me, observing my surroundings religiously. Staring out of windows in every class, oblivious to them calling...
    FindingNirvana420 FindingNirvana420 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 26

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    Broken and empty, sad and blue. The one that I loved and trusted has now hurt me too.. ill never forget those words that I read.. all these feelings I have built up inside are now...
    lostnlonley32 lostnlonley32 31-35 Jul 26

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    I believe we all have a Batman like friend (emotionless and stotic) while i'm the Joker friend (carefree and funny), except almost nowhere near psychotic:I tried so hard, my dear...
    EternalLuckyGuy EternalLuckyGuy 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    And i feel chest pain always because of it. doctors say that sadness can weaken heart muscles, but if my eyes cannot cry, let the heart cry...
    lslav2 lslav2 18-21, M Jul 25

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    I met a princess she became my heart beat of mine. her smile is like a lighting moon and her voice sounds like a Pleasant ocean wave. she will be my princess in my heart .I love...
    nawinxyz nawinxyz 22-25, M Jul 24

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    I loved her so much with true heart and she broke my heart.I am so sad.I cant get out of it
    asif25 asif25 22-25, M Jul 23

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    If I could listen to heartbeats day and in out, I would in a heartbeat, lolol. One of my favorite passtimes. Mines always beating too fast, and when I listen to it, it beats faster...
    Lifesnothingbutheartache Lifesnothingbutheartache 18-21, F Jul 23

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    I've started experiencing regular chest pains but my diet is good and I do get moderate exercise every week.At the doctors office, my vital signs were normal though, with somewhat...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    nothing more than laying my head on a womans chest and listening to her heartbeating while I take her hand and make her feel my heart beat whispering softly that i love you to her...
    airmax78 airmax78 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    my heart is scattered in to pieces, I don't know what to feel, what to think anymore, just too much pain... I love you, you know that right? you're my precious gf, the best girl...
    LuckyLam LuckyLam 18-21, M Jul 22

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    I am not sure if this is the correct group to share this with, but it seems fitting..... This is from the BIBLE but I think it is a good guide on how we view love and give love, if...
    AwakenEdge AwakenEdge 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 21

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    I gave her everything. i loved her with all my heart. we had our problems and now my marriage is over. my heart is broken.I still love her and i have to see her everyday. i wish i...
    Periah Periah 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I hate being alone. And so, being desperate for love, I jumped into a relationship, despite my heart belonging to someone else. (we'll call her Joey) A few days after I jumped into...
    AnimeHalfBlood63 AnimeHalfBlood63 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I want to clarify that these feelings are very new to me and hard-earned over a significant amount of time, so please don’t read them as condescending, judgmental or didactic. I...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 6 Responses Jul 19

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    (le me bout to beat game and gets to end cutscene)ansem:NOOOOO this can't be, (me:"YEAH WE WON")ansem:kingdom hearts ,give me the power of darkness!!!"(me:"ARE YOU KIDDING ME...
    CoolGamerCorey CoolGamerCorey 13-15, M Jul 19

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    iam am a very big hearted person like to help people and but since i've been doing that all i have is disppointments after another iam a big girl thats has a very good heart but...
    celestinedunbar47 celestinedunbar47 46-50 Jul 18

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    "When you're dreaming with a broken heart...." Last night I fell asleep immediately after work around 8:30p. It's not too physically demanding but I have depression and yesterday...
    headspinning headspinning 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    i just received a wake-up call last night that i have a heart problem i need to get my heart right with God and my finances
    whois12000 whois12000 41-45, M Jul 17

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    Hi there! I would like to keep myself anonymous because this entrée is too personal and just so recent. I haven’t fully recovered but I hope, in the light of my experience, I...
    zuzabeck10 zuzabeck10 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    As much as I love him.. I couldn't make him realize what he was doing to me and our sons was destroying us as a family.. the many times I told him not to be that person, the many...
    Janaya83 Janaya83 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 16

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