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I Am a Heart Transplant Patient

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Must Use Someone Else MUSE My heart is still broken, every action I think of taking...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    How long does it take? How long until you can forget? Can you even forget, is it possible? I love him so much.. I never believed in true love, let alone soul mates, until he came...
    xRiax xRiax 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 16

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    My heart to you is given and do give yours to me; we'll lock them up together and throw away the key.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm trying to be patient, I have no other choice to be patient right now
    monaroyalty monaroyalty 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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    We live in such a fast-paced, fast food, microwave quick society, that we've adopted that same attitude with people. Call me old fashion, but I think it takes time to really get to...
    relating2u79 relating2u79 31-35, M Nov 30

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    Those words you said "I want to remain as friends" and "I knew you liked me for a while" took me by surprise. I didn't know what they until a couple of hours later when I finally...
    Evoriya Evoriya 16-17, F Dec 1

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    It's such a devastating experience to have a broken heart.. The physical and emotional turmoil is so deep no words can accurately say. Physically if one has a heart attack medicine...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Before getting into it, some background: I have grown cold over the years, to the point where I dont even feel emotion at all at the pain or death of friends and family (with one...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M Dec 6

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    I didn't mean to fall in love with him--I just did. He was just a schoolmate back in College. But ever since one of my classmates said that we looked good together, my suffering...
    ayamesan16 ayamesan16 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    A Fiery Heart You believe that love is strong and powerful. Love rules your life, and it's really true that love conquers all. You love passionately and deeply. You can't stop...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    My walled up heartI have a wall you cannot seeBecause its deep inside of me.It blocks my heart on every sideAnd helps emotions there to hide.You cant reach in,I cant reach out,You...
    kimmygary kimmygary 26-30, F 26 Responses Dec 6

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    I don´t heart every comment my posts may get just because...I do it when I agree and only if they are not impolite or aggressive...I usually delete them or reply appropiately...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 18

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    Should i believe him? He said he still loved me when he broke up with me, he said i wasn't supportive, i was pushy and demanding, that i broke his heart and couldn't bring...
    SnowCrystall SnowCrystall 26-30, F Nov 28

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    I have always felt embarrassed about listening to heartbeats. I never told anyone and I still don't to this day. I cant remember when it started, but just being able to hear a...
    isabellehardy44 isabellehardy44 13-15, F Nov 28

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    To my dearest King, Maybe I am not allowed to call you like this. This is the end of my dreams .I’ve reached a dead end. I have nowhere to go and no one to talk to. I’m broken...
    Anbarasi Anbarasi 18-21, F Nov 28

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    I said I wouldn't let it happen...but I did...I opened my heart up to you...I gave you all of me....endless hours...only to find out I don't mean that much to you! I am crushed...
    redlissa redlissa 36-40, F Nov 30

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    Last night was the hardest night of my life. Almost three years ago, I met a wonderful man. Clever, intelligent, funny, respectful : someone a lot of women would call perfect. He...
    FromDuskTillDawn FromDuskTillDawn 22-25 Dec 8

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    I was gorgeous and he wasn't attractive . Thats what everyone said , but to me he was the most attractive guy I've ever seen because of his heart. We promised so much , he broke...
    MichelleSmith9898 MichelleSmith9898 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 18

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    This isn't about a past relationship or anything. It's actually about pets. I used to have a cat named Misty whom I've had for seven years (the longest my family had ever owned...
    Jesxica Jesxica 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    When you get down to the heart of it, really I'm little girl at heart. You could give me doll and I'd play with it, comb and style my hair and I'm in seventh heaven, pass me a...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35 2 Responses Nov 27

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    It's been 3 months and I have still a broken heart. He still controls my heart and my tears.
    sar4952 sar4952 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    It is getting worse, i dont know how to live normally anymore, im hating all men, im unable to open my heart to anyone else, i even lost my charm, i prefer to stay alone, wasting...
    SnowCrystall SnowCrystall 26-30, F Nov 28

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    I have an incredible boyfriend now, but it doesn't erase memories of my ex. I met a guy in high school, let's call him Tom (not real name). He burned my skin the first time we hung...
    BrokenAndBetrayed612 BrokenAndBetrayed612 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    I have a deep sadness within my heart. I know those that are connection with their heart can understand and feel what I have written, but sadly I cannot, and ye understand this. I...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 30

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    He said he wanted something serious...he said he loved me...but he couldnt explain why he liked me when asked...Yet knowing he was wrong for me I was falling in love...I hate...
    bird7964 bird7964 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 1

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    On Monday November 17th, 2014, I lost my loving 53 year old dad to a heart attack. Four of them, rather. I'm only 15. My dad has been smoking for 30 years and has never been to a...
    Dianadacc Dianadacc 13-15, F Dec 2

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    On Monday November 17th, 2014, I lost my loving 53 dad to a heart attack. Four of them, rather. I'm only 15. My dad has been smoking for 30 years and has never been to a doctor...
    Dianadacc Dianadacc 13-15, F Dec 2

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    On Monday November 17th, 2014, I lost my loving 53 dad to a heart attack. Four of them, rather. I'm only 15. My dad has been smoking for 30 years and has never been to a doctor...
    Dianadacc Dianadacc 13-15, F Dec 2

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    On Monday November 17th, 2014, I lost my loving 53 dad to a heart attack. Four of them, rather. I'm only 15. My dad has been smoking for 30 years and has never been to a doctor...
    Dianadacc Dianadacc 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I started speaking to this guy, he is in upper sixth form and im in year 11 and straight away we clicked and i have never met anyone like him, we spoke everyday for two months...
    izzlebizzle izzlebizzle 13-15, F Dec 2

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    He broke my heart once , I went back to him he did it again , then once again. You think I would learn my lesson. Why do I pick all the heartbreakers ?
    randaleigh randaleigh 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    Developed a heart disease and had to stop playing softball which dropped my scholarship to college. If I don't get the expensive surgery I'll die from heart failure or drowning in...
    CaliArs CaliArs 18-21, F Dec 13

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    my heart feels like its breaking slightly, I need my relationship to go to how it should be a month ago, before it does break. I have this horrible thing playing on me between my...
    kernalzuggy kernalzuggy 22-25, M Dec 14

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    I have had my heart broken by so many guys I have lost track. Several didn't like me back as more than a friend, and another just wanted to hook up and nothing more. And I realized...
    advicefairy advicefairy 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    I never believe people When they said how much it hurts To have your heart broken Until It was me Lying on my bedroom floor With mascara running down my face gasping for air crying...
    ShadowRiver ShadowRiver 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 15

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    I failed in love for more than 20 times since my childhood. I am emotional at times. Slowly, I learn to patch-up my heart until I felt nothing at all. I recently got rejected again...
    CaptainHarlock CaptainHarlock 26-30, M Dec 18

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    I have to give the background its my therapy, but I will try my best to keep it short. I have known this girl and her family, as friends of my family for over 20 years. about 8...
    EnConTroll EnConTroll 26-30, M a week ago

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