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I Am a Heart Transplant Patient

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    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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    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 1 Response Jun 3, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Any Transplant in India is the inexpensive as compared to the western countries. We have state of the art equipment and well trained experienced doctors to match the best...
    priyaThakur1 priyaThakur1 26-30, F Jan 12

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    Today I found out that I was "the other woman". I went to bed last night, celebrating the one year mark, and woke up to a very different reality. How does a person hide their...
    dogslife77 dogslife77 22-25, F Jan 2

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    I wasn't always like this. Patience comes naturally to me, but took many ups and downs for me to master the art of being patient. Because I am patient I act with reason and grace...
    ElJuan35 ElJuan35 22-25, M Jan 17

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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/FB-group-gifts-heart-patient-a-new-life/articleshow/46015293.cms
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    I didn't grow up with a normal dad. He was different from other dads, my dad was diagnosed with asperger's syndrome, which is why he was different. He is a fun dad but acts rather...
    SpencerUK SpencerUK 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    In my reveries a thousand words I often share with you-I know not why? But when I face you I remain silent.I retreat-I know not Why? My heart weeps.No more it weaves dream...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 2 hrs ago

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    It was one day in the month of October when I met him, I met him on a website he sent me a message and I replied to it, on October the 31st after chatting for about a week he asked...
    Marlenyfl83 Marlenyfl83 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I just broke up on New Year's day. I had been with him since Oct 9, 2013. He had been my unbelievably very good friend since Feb 2007. He's very intelligent and sensitive...
    UN1V3RS3 UN1V3RS3 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    A wounded heart damage & bruised Love shouldn't feel this way nor should it confused A caring heart was attack by infidelity No song can cure this heart not even a melody The...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Jan 5

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    My heart is having the control of my body     mind is fighting with my heart but no luck My heart gets the control of my eyes,      wants to close, and think about you...
    fastandfamous fastandfamous 36-40, M Jan 13

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    i loved her like nothing else gave everything i only wished she smiled she broke heart and i wondered in such heartless way with so much insult saying bad words she broke my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 18

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    Heartland is a 25-novel series written by Lauren Brooke. The series was ghostwritten by Linda Chapman and began in 2001 with the novel Coming Home. The series is about a 15-year...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Dec 28, 2014

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    I got a scar on my heart and its bleeding out I got a scar on my heart and its touching the clouds I got a scar on my heart and its fading out I got a scar on my heart and...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    It's been almost three years since we first met. I still remember the day. I had been back in my home town for a few months after I'd convinced myself to stay because I'd missed it...
    minernick minernick 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    i go to school with a boy i have known since the 4th grade we are now in the 10th i alway's thought he was cute and i would admire him from afar but never pay him much attention i...
    bubblegumlollipop bubblegumlollipop 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I haven't been sure if I wanted to write about this.... I haven't been in any state of mind to do so... For I broke my own heart and it's been broken by so many things over the...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 18

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    I haven't written a thing in a month. I have had no words to say, just dealing with myfeelings. Yes, my feelings, are all over the place like an abandoned animal left to fendon its...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 8 Responses Jan 19

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    We broke up 5yrs ago. You loved drinking more then us.. Then you come around 3yrs later when I finally moved on.. Tell me you want to be a better daddy to our daughter... So over...
    missjdragon20 missjdragon20 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I first felt the symptoms in September which I ignored. I thought my arm and chest pains were due to over exercising at the gym. It could not be a heart attack. All my previous ECG...
    sakura20 sakura20 46-50, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Kingdom hearts has the most heart filling composed music ever in video games! Tell me you can't cry when sad music from kingdom hearts plays? I do
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T Jan 2

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    I had so many relationships. I've tried dating a guy who's been my childhood boy friend and ended up like in denial relationship. And then I've dated a girl for 6 months but she...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I love having my head against someone else's chest and listening to their heart thumping in their chest. It reminds me of how mortal we all are. It has a soothing affect to it -and...
    pikapower06 pikapower06 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    The day i was born i lived in a poor house.My dad was a drunkard.my mom has to work instead of my dad. 5 years later i got a little sister.Till that day i didnt got any love.my mom...
    kaihoneyrei kaihoneyrei 16-17, F Jan 6

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    Today a friend of mines mentioned me not being selfish enough after I said something I don't remember. I remember my mom being one of the first people to say I "wore my heart on my...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I just thought about this. I remember when my mom's mom died, I was fine until the funeral. No tears, nothing. I was in disbelief..until I saw my broken mom. I walked to her and...
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I have a heart for the broken. Broken hearts, broken homes. Voids which seem so magnified. Loneliness which surround them. The longing in which they have within to feel loved...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    I just dont know why I feel broken heart so easily. its just like my heart made from glasses and really hurt to feel like this.Sometimes just because silly things , sometimes from...
    denez denez 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I've been battling with this since for sometime, 3 years I believe . So I decided to take myself off of my medication ( crazy I know ) because I really wanted to join the army...
    lioness092 lioness092 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    It just occurred to me while out walking.... I have been heartbroken for decades... Heartbroken from abandoning my inner child... Heartbroken because I didn't value her or love her...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I want you to show me your heart, firstly, those who have an open heart and are open to ANYTHING please engage with this post, EVERYBODY ELSE, please DO NOT engage. Now for those...
    glassvision glassvision 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Gone but never forgotten. I miss you so much my soul aches and my heart yearns for your presence. I never got to say goodbye....you were gone before I knew it. So many unspoken...
    greeneyedmomma greeneyedmomma 26-30, F 15 hrs ago

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    I have lost my heart, can you help me find it. It's around here somewhere but I seem to have misplaced it. I can feel a beating in my chest but there is nothing there. Im sure...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    It is over between me and this guy I have been seeing before it has even begin. Let me start at the beginning. We went to the same schools and was always friendly with each other...
    gettingtolove gettingtolove 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Deep ache. Years of suppression. Emotions...Thoughts...Wants..and Desires. A caged heart, begging to be set free. Begging to feel...begging to love. Numbness awakening to the...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    so here I sit cold as duck on new years eve I broke her mind body and soul with my wicked thoughts and horrific actions she drove away broken hearted I dont have the answers for...
    itsjustme3684 itsjustme3684 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I have been married twice, but never really deep in love! Both times I married the person that my family would accept, but not the person I could love or be love the way that I...
    itsmeparis itsmeparis 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    At one point I felt like this is what I want, a new relationship. And I opened myself up, but now I'm battling with human nature and not wanting the father of my child to open his...
    wjade wjade 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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