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I Am a Heart Transplant Patient

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I hate it so much. I can't find anything else worse than heartbreak. It's literally the worst feeling in the world. I would rather be shot or stabbed or run over by a car.
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    REMINISCING I don't paint anymore for many reasons. I used to enjoy it before, when my husband was still around. As what Rumi says, " When you do something from the soul, it's like...
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    I work with Alzheimers patient myself And I like it 😘
    alma70 alma70 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    "If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrows" -chinese proverb
    sexymommy2014 sexymommy2014 31-35, F Aug 28

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    When you are on one end of a cliff. And your falling, Who is going to catch you? They say, If he loves you he leaves and never comes back, he wasn't worth it. If he comes back. It...
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    Do you know where heart is when it sees your face, it starts to skip a beat over and over for you. Every time your near me I feel like my heart drowns for love. When I lay on...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I am a woman of great passion and desire to feel loved. But my spiritual and emotional pain tends to over shadow my hearts desire and keeps men from noticing me. My greatest hearts...
    dybbukbox dybbukbox 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 30

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    It's been over a month since I heard from my boyfriend words can not describe how devastated I am. 4 together an the last I heard from him was July 31 2014. He text me an said...
    Dematt Dematt 46-50, F 20 hrs ago

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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 Aug 20

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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 Aug 22

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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 Aug 23

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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 Aug 25

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    I am a woman of great passion and desire to feel loved . My spiritual and emotional pain tends to over shadow my hearts desire and keeps men from noticing me. My greatest hearts...
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    To me, having your heart broken isn't like having your whole world shattering. That's too fast, too sudden, too quick. When your heart is breaking, it's more like a slow burn in...
    ThatAcappellaGirl ThatAcappellaGirl 18-21, F Aug 31

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    Here's to you, dad. You sicko. My first sexual relationship was with you. You thought I'd forget. You thought I was too little to remember. You knew I didn't know any better. You...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    literary i got a hole in my heart! and if someone says " im heartless!" i would say "i have a hole my heart but not heart less!"
    paige001 paige001 13-15, F Sep 6

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    I don't wanna hear any cry even if I cry too. Yes, I cry silently only to release the tension and emotional load off my chest. I always cry alone because I don't wanna let anyone...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    Most of you know me by now. I'm Zack. I'm 15. I'm in 10th grade. I'm from East Texas. My family owns a hunting lodge and outdoor family resort. I have late puberty. There are...
    zackthehunter zackthehunter 13-15, M 30 Responses 5 days ago

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    HEART & TOOTH ..... broken heart is the 3ed phase after happy heart and tortured heart , it's the sift from happiness to extend torment that results in broken heart . to explain...
    xthedreamerx xthedreamerx 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Heart in her hands, My heart in her hands. I don't know why I did that. I don't know why I even loved her so. And it deeply hurt my soul, that I put my heart in her hands. Its out...
    keyshawn15 keyshawn15 13-15, M 5 days ago

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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 2 Responses Aug 20

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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 Aug 21

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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 2 Responses Aug 22

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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 Aug 25

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    A LETTER TO MY FIRST LOVE: My heart is still broken, i cover it up with jokes and smiles and just avoiding the pain. But nothing is more painful than laying down ready to go sleep...
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F Aug 28

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    My rose petals fall softly from my heart bringing beauty to a hurting earth bringing many to greater mirth Every step I take a rose petal falls every word I speak of God and Love...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Aug 30

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    There were times when I didn't want to be in love with someone as much as I wanted to. Sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants even if you don't want it be that way. My...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Aight y'all this is kinda long so drink your coffee befor u start. My gf of 7 cheated on me. Lied about for months, went back to him, then I found out and she kept me from...
    TexomaHornDog TexomaHornDog 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I Have a Broken Heart I met him four years ago, we never grew up together so I didn’t see him for what he was: my cousin. Yes I know, gross. I know. I know. I always knew. But I...
    danee012 danee012 18-21, F Sep 3

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    Heart has 4 chambers 1 Chamber for God 1 Chamber for Papa 1 Chamber for Mom 1 Chamber for Love . , . No chamber for Friends Because Friends are heart-beats And Life is due to these...
    RUBYJUTT RUBYJUTT 18-21, F Sep 5

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    Morning with in my heart ... The sun how it greets the day Standing on the shore Within me I still feel so far away .. Worlds away .. Forever searching Memories of love...
    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I could tell you a story about a boy and a girl, A fairy tale starting with "Once Upon a Time", And ending with, "They Lived Happily Ever After". But who was I kidding, Their is...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    Long story short. 4 Year relationship ends. Boom! Heart shattered into many pieces. Next one, 2 months. Boom! It felt like my heart had been turned into dust. Jumping at every gust...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    whenever you are in a relationship, whether you think you are destined to be or you are soul mates, always leave space for disappointments or you can internally have a broken heart...
    blackstarunity blackstarunity 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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