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I Am a Heart Transplant Patient

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    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 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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    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 2 Responses 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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    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 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 26-30, 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 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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    I Think Its One Of The Worst Feelings In The World... I'd have to say this is one of the worst feelings there is to have, the pain on your heart, its terrible. I hate it more than...
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    There was this guy whom I had a mutual understanding before. It was really good and all since we have spent most of our time being friends in the period of junior high. But then on...
    Elmia Elmia 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    Lol all that's left for me is heart dust. The pieces are shattered
    srgamesalot srgamesalot 13-15, M 19 hrs ago

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    my heart shattered in a million pieces and even though it's broken. I still cannot help wanting to piece it back together and continue loving. when you truly love someone and they...
    PhoenixGoddess PhoenixGoddess 22-25, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    changed for the worst..... i constantly feel lonely even though my best friends ever on here chat to me a lot. i feel like my heart has just turned to ice. i don't feel as friendly...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 5 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    When I read a true heartbreaking story I cry. The world seems to spin and at times it even brings me into depression if I knew the person. I'm a really soft hearted person and I...
    Stevestonite Stevestonite 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    it's hard because my brains louder than my heart and my hearts quiet and my gut will be telling me something and I don't know what to listen to listen to everything but follow the...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    If I could change something I would not be the understanding, open minded, heart on my sleeve person! You hurt me once shame on you, you hurt me twice shame on me! People are not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    I've had mine broken many a time. I've been cheated on by every woman I've dated. I have been lied to and verbally abused. I have been controlled and walked upon. And I have risen...
    psychobillysteven psychobillysteven 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I never let anyone in I'm very guarded. I did recently just to get dumped and kicked out like garbage. They knew I suffered from ptsd and I explained to please be patient with me...
    Z1pp1e Z1pp1e 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am extremely patient. It seems that some of the problems I have experienced has given me so much patience. I have plans for 2020 and 2022.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just wanted some advice I have a big problem I was engaged to a guy for a year now. He says loves me a lot and wants to marry me. a few months ago his parents saw private...
    braveheart30 braveheart30 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel so heartbroken of others pain. Sometimes, you just stared at the skies and asked why? I had a friend and we shared each other's hurts intimately. He has a girlfriend who...
    lavendermist07 lavendermist07 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Kingdom hearts games will always have a special place in my heart and I absolutely can not wait for the 3rd one on console to come out :)
    uniquevision uniquevision 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    My heart keeps breaking with every second that goes by. My state of mind is not in a very good position right now with everything that's going on. Most of my close friends know...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am 16 years old. 2 years ago, my family and I attended this church gathering. My friends and I played at a nearby playground. And suddenly there was this guy. My first impression...
    wchubb wchubb 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I know that I'm only 13 but I think I have fallin in love before. It's just that when I did I got heartbroken! Ever since then it's been hard for me to trust any guys. Like are you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 26

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    Heart feels empty , badly broken guess cause of my own mistakes and flaws , my faith is shaken almost shattered and heart aches eyes want to cry i am a recluse i want to hide want...
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    I met him online something I said I would never do. Our first date was wonderful we talked for hours I've never felt so comfortable with anyone before. We had agreed that our first...
    tllp tllp 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    Dr. Jesse Stoff is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in immunology, naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, and holistic medicine. Currently, he has two offices...
    rhodes155 rhodes155 22-25, M Jun 26

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    Romantic ideas about the heart fly in the face of known fact, but that doesn't matter and never has. People many thousands of years ago knew that the heart is basically a blood...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Jun 25

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    Have you ever had you heart broken by a boy girl friend,mom,dad anyone I mean a true heart break if you have comment below... Just faced that and I can't describe the pain I am...
    MelanieG345 MelanieG345 13-15 1 Response Jun 23

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    When will it get better? When will I be able to feel anything other than hurt? When...why...how... - are some of the questions I find myself asking over and over again to that...
    cocomenow cocomenow 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    I have a place in my heart for Broken People because I am one of them and I hurt so deeply without anyone there to listen or truly understand. So I decide to be their listening ear...
    JustMe1214 JustMe1214 18-21 3 Responses Jun 23

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    it hurts so bad. i dont know what to do. it's been about 2 months now i think. ****. it's just complicated. basically, i've been played. it hurts. i can't stand it. it's so...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F Jun 22

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    now i can really say that yeh my heart is broken... i can feel it..i don't even cry now..i feel really numb inside...like my heart is frozen.. im scared of love, im scared of...
    loveiseverything18 loveiseverything18 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I am an artist at heart. What I lack in talent I make up for in heart. I adore creation, our ability to make things. My favourite material is joy. I love to put smiles on the...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 20

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    I have a big heart but I feel like I am going to become cold hearted. I wonder how many times I can take being hurt by someone. My mistake it that when I'm dating someone I...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Empty pages waiting for a story to be written, bear your soul into every page, pour your heart into every word. Beyond the painting, behind every word tells the pain, joy tears no...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    The drumming resonating against my ear drum leaves my knees weak and my breath short, but not by the means typical of those who admire the sheer wonder of what other may see as...
    Uxirusu Uxirusu 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I've learned from my mom to be very strong and sometimes cold hearted to situations. My mom is the strongest person I know for many reasons and that has motivated me to become who...
    OhJoz OhJoz 22-25, F Jun 18

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