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I Am a Heart Transplant Patient

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    I was with a guy for 8 months. He was 17 and I was 13. His name is Aiden and I fell in love with him. He was my first love. I had a committed and intimate relationship for the...
    chloeb12 chloeb12 13-15, F May 14

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    I was with a guy for 8 months. He was 17 and I was 13. His name is Aiden and I fell in love with him. He was my first love. I had a committed and intimate relationship for the...
    chloeb12 chloeb12 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    Hey sweethearts, if u notice me hearting your comments but not messaging back super quickly, I'm so sorry! I heart thigs so I know which ones i have read and which ones are new, I...
    alexxxxx96 alexxxxx96 18-21, F 6 Responses May 15

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    Went to see the British ***** again. He treated me terribly. I understand he has stress and can't see me for longer but he was rude. Pretty much thinks it's all in my head and isn...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response May 7

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    Good things come to those who wait...but someone with a good heart told me I need to look aswell as wait........ Where do you start?
    Elcamino80 Elcamino80 31-35, F 1 Response May 16

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    Fewer Office Hours Now!!! After sitting in the waiting room for as much as three hours and waiting for weeks to get an appointment, now we learn that the doctor of ours only has...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 2 Responses May 8

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    Thank goodness my heart and mind are harmonious on some things!... for when they aren't, it causes me much grief! In relating to myself... my heart is my own worst enemy! Why is...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 7 Responses May 7

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    HEART HELP Vitamin B-5 lowers cholesterol, and so does walnuts and almonds. I think almonds are the best. ORGANIC Apple Cider Vinegar with "mother" is so great for the heart. I...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 1 Response May 11

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    Wherever you are I am thinking of you yet don’t want to bother you much so silently I recall you in my heart, I place my hand upon you, close my eyes and see you, I pray you be...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 2 Responses May 11

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    Everyone knows that the heart is a muscle. I think it's even deeper than that; When people do resistance training (weight lifting), they are creating little tears in their muscle...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    People always say "Listen to your heart" "Listen to what the heart wants" Well, I can definitely bet, most people mistake their desires as for 'what the heart wants'. And We've...
    NobodyFrvr NobodyFrvr 22-25, M 2 Responses May 18

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    to be honest i really dont know if i can love anymore i just dont feel like before perhaps my heart is way too scared i am not coward just telling you people who are reading it...
    Mdesires Mdesires 18-21, M May 22

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    Did you get your heart broken yet? "A heart that isn't broken is a heart that isn't worth having. If your heart wasn't broken, then you wouldn't need to find someone to wrap...
    weirdWorks4me weirdWorks4me 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    What a thing to complain about! Sure, a person with a heart has plenty of reason to lament about the pains of having one, but what excuse do I have? Well, first, I'm bored. I'm so...
    Lue4028 Lue4028 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    “When you break my heart. If you break my heart. Please do it kindly. Wrap it gently in something soft. Something soft like your sweater. And give my heart back to me. I’ll...
    Francoise25 Francoise25 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    After more than a decade of eating poorly and being sedentary, I have developed heart disease. Currently, I'm trying to reverse it nutritionally and will have to start exercising...
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M May 5

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    So here is my story. It isn't easy to share because I am not only heart broken but also the source of heartbreak and I feel like a victim and like perpetrator at the same time. I...
    pickingdaisiesnow pickingdaisiesnow 31-35, F 1 Response May 10

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    I don't want to patronize...but I am compelled to write this, because my heart has been overflowing with gratitude, my cup runneth over. I have a special friend in EP, and I am not...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 6 Responses May 14

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    Perhaps it died that day you never held me in your arms. Your infant girl. Surely that was never meant to be? Or was it when you died, tubed and wired, looking like the strange...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 3 Responses May 18

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    Have you ever gone out clubbing, went into a bar or pub, been to a concert or just an outdoor park where a local band is playing and just listened, felt the music enter your soul...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 1 Response May 24

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    I am beyond heartbroken. 31 years old and this is by far the worse heartbreak and pain and depression of my life it's been 3 week since I caught him with a new woman. And 9 weeks...
    Twinkletoes83 Twinkletoes83 31-35, F 3 Responses May 25

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    I have intense heart palpitations too. I'm a 29 year old female. Mine are really bad when I'm trying to go to sleep (especially if I went out/drank the night before). I shoot up...
    ranata7 ranata7 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I can't get over it... this feeling follows me like my shadow... even though he doesn't love me anymore, or he only love me for my appearance, I can't give up. he broke my heart...
    Lithiumgirl Lithiumgirl 18-21, F May 3

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    I'm scared to even want to know what is happening with my heart. I am in my early 40s. Had tests done after being kept over night for observation back in January. Said no heart...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 2 Responses May 3

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    I always write from the heart......Scorpio by nature....so my writing is deep...intense...emotional whether it is happy or sad.... I feel it inside, visualize what I want it to...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses May 3

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    May all those broken heart get peace. Their heart once again become soft. They enjoy their life as they used to or may be more than that.
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M May 4

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    I’m really hoping some of you can offer me some much needed support and guidance as I’m young, confused and heartbroken. Where do I start? I started my job coming up to 2...
    anony333 anony333 18-21, F May 4

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    she was that lethal combination of brains, beauty and a kind heart she was a friend to almost everyone always gentle and giving she was the one who was 'there' for you she gave of...
    Pand0rasCharm Pand0rasCharm 70+, F 1 Response May 4

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    I’d go above and beyond for you. My love is my pain. My blessing is my curse. My lesson is my heartache. My pride is my shame. What’s left is a broken game that can’t be won...
    zeick18 zeick18 18-21, M 1 Response May 6

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    I dont hate them, because I know what is it like to be them. They are people that once cares very deeply, invested everything they had and saw it crashing down. Its the natural...
    RestlessFlame RestlessFlame 18-21, F 4 Responses May 8

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    Don’t despair if your heart has been through a lot of trauma. Sometimes that’s how beautiful hearts are remade: they are shattered first.” Yasmin Mogahed
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 10

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    The hurt began with you...I always liked to tell the story from the positive angle but the truth is ... I was shattered when we broke up...it appeared as if I took it so well...
    Toomuchsoul Toomuchsoul 31-35, F 1 Response May 10

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    I ache for your touch. Your sweet words to caress my heart. The love you share fills all the empty areas of my soul. I am brighter, lighter beaming with joy. Even when the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 11

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