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I Am a Heart Transplant Patient

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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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    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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    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 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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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

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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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    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...
    DJDysfunctional DJDysfunctional 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 26

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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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    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, 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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    Related Experiences

    I had a kidney transplant 9 yars ago. Even today I feel blessed for that and have a great and healthy life. After the surgery and recovery, I got married and now I have two kids (6...
    gscarance gscarance 41-45, M Jul 31

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    Not heartless is its truest sense, just keeping my heart guarded and only care when there is a genuine reason to care. People haven't given me a reason to genuinely care anymore.
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    Two months ago yesterday, my boyfriend of 11.5 months broke up with me. I was not expecting it, despite the fighting. I always felt that the good parts were with so much more...
    Qooirk Qooirk 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Patient is a virtue. Patient is a virtue
    yoshiyang yoshiyang 16-17, M Aug 16

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    I work with Alzheimers patient myself And I like it 😘
    alma70 alma70 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    a lot of people I meet say they have a broken heart because of love.. that's not my case, well part of my case is love, is that I love people too much.. but in return I do not feel...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I should start by saying that I am emotionless person. For years I had been running around, playing with men feelings, breaking hearts and not blinking an eye. Of course...
    FloChild FloChild 22-25, F Aug 7

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    My name is Fatima Sharif. I am an open-heart surgery survivor. I was born with a heart defect and had corrective surgeries at 6 and 7. To be honest, my parents thought all was...
    FatimaSharif FatimaSharif 41-45, F a week ago

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    In my ventures of seeking women's heartbeats, I have had some real exciting experiences. I had an operation done on one of my shoulders for a pulled ligament. Post op. I had to go...
    Heartbeatjay Heartbeatjay 46-50, M Aug 4

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    I feel so helpless and..heartbroken. As harsh, hurtful, stubborn and arrogant as he is, he is also reliable, hilarious, caring, and always by my side. He told me not to fall but...
    nothingpersonalx nothingpersonalx 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    (Sorry for grammar mistakes. English is not my native language) It's a long and complicated story. So i will start with the background. I spent most of my life closed in my home...
    Valiosc2 Valiosc2 18-21, M Aug 12

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    Why I can't control my heartIt gives me pain more than happinesswhen you miss someone so much, all you get painjust because you have heartwhen you care/like someone a lot and read...
    sensualromantic sensualromantic 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 12

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    You follow your head.You're rational, collected, and logical.Generally, it takes you quite a while to fall in love.In fact, you've even been accused of being very picky.While you...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 10 Responses Aug 15

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    Why did you break my heart? What did I do to you? I haven't done anything bad to you, haven't said a single bad word to you. Why are you so harsh on me? You don't have to love me...
    AmberDD AmberDD 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I've been posting about the same topic for a while, and I feel like posting again so I can ventilate as I'm having a terrible morning. Nearly two months ago, my ex-girlfriend broke...
    xSundip xSundip 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Hi. Please read this cause I would like to explain a concept lots of you seems to misunderstand. There I was forcing laughters faking smiles. Lying to myself that I'm actually...
    TheLadyYves TheLadyYves 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is the story of me and a boy named joey a met on a teen program in my cruise. We're still friends after all of this, but I'm scared that we'll never get back together because...
    SteffXRocker SteffXRocker 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Falling in love is the best feeling we ever experience in life. It gives us happiness, inspiration and self satisfaction. But sometimes this can also give us heartaches that may...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I always follow my heart more than my brain. My heart rules my emotions and decisions. Yes granted, because of that I made mistakes but I was happy following my heart then. I have...
    PrincessAbigail89 PrincessAbigail89 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    To danced in the rain with you my loveThe rain falls as it swirls and dances around usCalling beckoning us to join the rain ...Feeling it as it slides down our skinIt lights up our...
    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    -BLIND HEARTS! No strength to live. To exist anymore. To face things. To face problems. Is this what i always wanted to grow up for? To let everyone screw me. They pass by me, walk...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Today is my birthday. Yesterday night, i gave myself one of the best gift i have ever given myself. Bravery. Bravery to face my fear. To face my broken heart. To face the love...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 31

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    Being very athletic my whole life, I have a very muscular, strong and large heart. I can feel every single beat, hear it beating if I am in a quiet room and see my chest heaving to...
    Heartbeatjay Heartbeatjay 46-50, M Aug 4

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    The turmoil love causes in one's heart never fades ... even when one gives up his life, the madness does not end. Everything is obliterated in love.. it robs me of peace and leaves...
    animelover1990 animelover1990 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    We've both been hurt and disappointed and we both remember the pain. It isn't easy starting over and learning to trust again. The problem is not yours it is purely mine my heart is...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Aug 10

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    My heart aches for you. I am tortured with thoughts of you, and though I am sometimes convinced that these feelings have faded, each and every time I fall in love with you again...
    brandon1841 brandon1841 18-21, M Aug 12

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    I was born with a small right ventricle that doesn't pump so now I am living with half a heart! Stroke survivor, open heart surgery surviver, 3 major heart surgery survivor.
    Klcataldo Klcataldo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    My bf and I haven't been seeing each other that long, but we spend a lot of time together, and talked about it a month ago that once he finishes school we would move in together...
    match4me match4me 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I met a man, a wonderful man, using an online dating site. We were together for 5 months. I loved him. And I thought he loved me. We vacationed, met families, talked every day...
    sar4952 sar4952 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I thought you really loved me but I was so stupid enough to believe your lies. I was young, dumb, and in love. I thought you actually cared about me, but then again if you really...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So this is going to be long but I got to get all this off my chest... and it wouldn't hurt to get some feedback. So as always there was this guy lets call him Tom. I met him my...
    justagirl18 justagirl18 16-17, F 16 Responses 6 days ago

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    HEART YOU BRIGHTEN MY WORLD LIKE THE SUN, YOU ARE ONE OF THE BEST, YOU ARE AN AMAZING ONE...
    sara75 sara75 56-60, F 4 days ago

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    So for sometime now the gf and I have been having issues, mainly due to communication and practice on our part. It all started amazing for me, I had met the girl I wanted to...
    duplexoutlet duplexoutlet 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So my girlfriend was grounded for 2 months back in June... And I have been suffering from a broken heart ever since then, it doesn't help that my parents and her mom seem to be...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    People keep saying that you should follow your heart, but when your heart is in a million pieces, which piece do you follow?
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15 2 Responses Jul 27

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    Give me my heart back! I want it back so the pain can go away!! My heart isn't yours anymore!!!! Pls? :(
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    "sunlight" if i sit perfectly still if i hold my breath i can almost picture you here my heart captivated but nothing compares like being next to you in all the sublime scents...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 Response Jul 29

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    Just had my heart broken. It's my fault I fell in love for the first time with someone I've only known for two months wtf how did that happen. Now I have nothing but the shattered...
    brokenhalo777 brokenhalo777 36-40, F 16 Responses Jul 30

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