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I Am a Heart Transplant Patient

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I need a heart transplant anyone who has done this sort of thing before please let me know what to expect need info on it to hopefully make a decision if I want to do this
    Sharkbite31 Sharkbite31 31-35, F Jul 13

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    I am having a corneal transplant next week due to severe scarring from HSV infections in my eye (herpetic stromal keratitis). I have started a blog to chronicle the experience and...
    Shenady Shenady 46-50, F Jun 24

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    I had a kidney transplant a year ago (5/13) and I read stories about a second chance and new beginnings and what not. I dont feel like that but sometimes feel guilty for not...
    Dougwaters Dougwaters 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    Hi my boyfriend needs a kidney transplant. He had one when he was 5 from his brother and it failed. He has been given less than 5 years to live. No one in his family is a match and...
    emzilini emzilini 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had my heart broken by this person i was in a not official relationship with for about six months. We were and still are very close. What happened was that i started to get a bit...
    Rei124 Rei124 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    I am in love. He loves me and he loves her. This would be fine, if she wasn't his long ago ex and still in love with him too...and she didn't mentally abuse him. I am completely...
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 14 hrs ago

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    Often times,i fail to appreciate the little things in life.i let my sadness overwhelming me ,without letting the great things to happen.i let myself be consumed by love unreturned...
    urbanmellow urbanmellow 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    So there I was over 30 with there beautiful children. I had been being abused by the man I married for apx ten years. I had gotten a job not a great job but I made some money and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 8

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    Some people on here really need to learn to be patient. Just because someone may not reply fast doesn't mean their wasting your time or ignoring you. People on here do have lives...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Seeking my purpose in life. Seeking God for the truth. Seeking God for direction. I am patiently waiting and seeking out life. It will come to me. Everything will work...
    alexandraisabelle alexandraisabelle 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I happened upon this piece of writing today, and I liked it so much I thought I'd share. It really speaks to me! I agree with what she says, and almost feel like I could have...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't want to feel anything today (I don't want to feel anything today) Anything at all I'll just be alone (I just want to know that you want to know) I don't want to live...
    farhad1993 farhad1993 18-21, M Jul 4

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    Every night in my dreams I see you, I feel you, That is how I know you go on Far across the distance And spaces between us You have come to show you go on Near, far, wherever you...
    karianne5683 karianne5683 16-17, F Jul 15

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    I feel like a broken person like I can't make any connection with people emotionally, being cold hearted you don't actually realise you even are cold hearted until you turn around...
    ElizaChloe ElizaChloe 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    "Heavy In Your Arms" Florence and the Machine I was a heavy heart to carry My beloved was weighed down My arms around his neck My fingers laced to crown. I was a heavy heart to...
    littleboxofsecrets littleboxofsecrets 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Once your heart been touched it's difficult to use your mind so I do believe you should follow it as you might regret it!As once that heart is broken it can't be fixed again so you...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It really hurts being parted from my daughter. But I wouldn’t trade those feelings for the world. Yes, no one likes divorce. The problems between my ex are our own, and not my...
    Sparrowhawk1161 Sparrowhawk1161 51-55, M Jun 29

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    I have a big heart. Too big for my own good. I wear this big heart on my sleeve which gets me hurt. Sometimes I wish I could be one of those cold hearted people who only think...
    leeleemarie88 leeleemarie88 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    My husband Does Not have a good heart. Actually he has no heart at all. He is cruel and cold and aloof. Yes even to his own wife. To everybody. He referred to the church we...
    MamaAbby MamaAbby 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    Close your eyes look deep into my soul .... Feel my heart beat With my hand resting on your soul We hear two hearts joined together Soul to soul Heart to heart Together forever...
    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F Jul 1

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    I carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere I go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Jul 5

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    today I went to the beach and my friend went with me.she said I'm going into the water and I said ok as she got up i thought maybe when gets back her heartbeat might be fast and i...
    jdarden56 jdarden56 18-21, M Jul 6

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    I see your faceYou look more beautiful every passing dayI live this tranceWhere I'm loved by this wonderful woman.I want you, I feel you, I love youThis feeling I have for you is...
    prettyfate prettyfate 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    The first time I saw you my heart honestly had to skip a beat. Seeing you pull up in with your truck waiting for me with a big smile on your face. And the way you made me feel when...
    cassiecollins cassiecollins 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I understand what it’s like to want to hide a part of who you are, to want to lock the key into your heart, into who you are, and throw it into the deepest depths of the ocean...
    brandon1841 brandon1841 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    HEART SINGS Heart with wing's Flying heart sing, No feeling blue, Love's perfect tune, Singing just for you, That perfect tune, I hold for you, Just like glue, Angel like...
    colinb1970 colinb1970 41-45, M Jul 13

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     Cold Winter's Heart Stormy skies in the darkness of night ...Surrounded by darknessMillion stars shine beneath the cloudsThe rain falls deep in side the heartLike a...
    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    This is a group to help people with sadness in their lives, if you wanna become part of this group guys, message heartless2, the creator of this group, for info. We don't judge at...
    TheGuy147 TheGuy147 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    To: The Girl Who Will Replace Me He is going to love you. He will hold your hands when the two of you are together, he will sit by your side on the beach, but don't run around...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    After 1 failed marriage and 7 broken relationships I am done with telling my tail of a broken heart. It took me 20 years to figure out that we are only as happy as we purpose to be...
    SunsetDaily SunsetDaily 36-40, F Jul 3

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    I fell deeply in love with this girl, I never had opened myself to anyone like I opened myself to her. We were in love for about 2 years and everything seemed great, then one day...
    Santi0924 Santi0924 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I don't know what to say, I don't know what to think, I don't know what to do anymore. Maybe I fell in love with you early in my life for a reason and maybe I don't love you at all...
    brandon1841 brandon1841 18-21, M Jul 13

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    You know how when my heart was broken and didn't want to pick up the pieces? Well soon I picked them up, but the hurt and pain was still present. I was just a shell of a man. No...
    LuckyGuy001 LuckyGuy001 13-15, M Jul 13

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    it really hurts for me, when the moment, of my not close friend asked me something together with her bf..because i cant deny the fact that her bf is my ultimate crush and its...
    davinesarah davinesarah 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14