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I Am a Heart Transplant Patient

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I joined this group because I actually need a transplant but just realised the majority of people here are selling
    theghostofsummerpast theghostofsummerpast 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    It's been six days and a couple hours since we broke up. There is radio silence in your end. The spell you cast on me is slowly dissolving, and the things I see about you I am...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 9

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    ...but if you have a giant heart maybe you can cover the gaping wounds.
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    It's healing now. My bags are packed, light and heavy. The smell of you is almost gone. I'm scared of your darkness. But see you won't win. I still believe in love. I still...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I love Heartificial people!
    BUalways BUalways 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    (This is for all the people who have crushes) Her name was Jasmine and when I tell you that I was in love with this girl, I was in love. My first and last thought would be out her...
    TheGuy147 TheGuy147 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    He broke up with me two days ago out of nowhere. One minute we were making Indian food , he was telling me how happy he was and grateful that I was cooking for him and the next he...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    When people walk slow in front of you and you wanna get passed them but you can't -.- I am noT the very patient person in this world. I get ticked off by many things especially if...
    Anon2721 Anon2721 13-15, F Jan 30

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    About 8 years ago, I was deployed to Iraq and while over there I kissed a girl who wasn't my wife.  A couple weeks had passed since the incident and during a phone call with...
    benforce benforce 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 31

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    You Have a Content HeartYour heart doesn't crave much. It doesn't take much to make your heart happy.You may or may not have found love, but either way, your heart is at peace.If...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Living out of memories...just about it. I can relate... BY Delta Goodrem. If it's okay I'll leave the bed light on And place your water glass where it belongs And if it's...
    ninja5593 ninja5593 18-21, F Feb 17

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    I had to break up with my boyfriend. He was so good to me, but he ignored my kids. After 15 months I had to decide if I wanted to keep just dating him, knowing it would never...
    Marcibella Marcibella 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    A bit back my heart lepped with such joy, I could not contain it. As hard as my mind tried, my heart consumed logic and smothered my sanity. It was such a beautiful insanity I...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    My friends said that's because I've had nice men in my life before so I didn't recognize this one was the top echelon of dirtbags. I've never met anyone like him before, lies...
    FeistyMe FeistyMe 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I always speak from my heart... If my heart is hurting, you will hear it in my words...they will be sad. If my heart is happy...my words will be full of fun. If you've managed...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I worked with a guy who I ended up falling for. We worked a overnight shift together,than always had breakfast together. I saw life in a whole new way with him. I was truly happy...
    Oceaninique Oceaninique 36-40, F Feb 2

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    For the Heartbroken You took all the love I offered Even all my dignity Made me think my love was ugly Then threw it back at me Now my stomach feels so hollow My ego feels...
    squizz5 squizz5 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 10

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    That gnash that runs down his blind eye says he means business. He is the most dangerous animal in the forest. He is the one eyed tigerMy grandfather turned the soils and dug out...
    xtaldart xtaldart 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    Another Goodbye ButterflyI wish she wasn't so upset,when she left me,mad as she was when she left,but it's the only way she knows how leave me,believe me,I know the type,so...
    AaronLA AaronLA 31-35, M Feb 15

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    Well my heart is gone I started talking to someone I meet on this site and I really have strong feelings for him. But I don't think its going to go no where we haven't talked all...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Gone but never forgotten. I miss you so much my soul aches and my heart yearns for your presence. I never got to say goodbye....you were gone before I knew it. So many unspoken...
    greeneyedmomma greeneyedmomma 26-30, F Jan 27

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    The sad part is although my heart is broken I don't care because i'd suffer endlessly to see you happy. If that means you're happy with another woman than so be it. You mean more...
    cydneyxx cydneyxx 13-15, F Jan 29

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    The sad part is although my heart is broken I don't care because i'd suffer endlessly to see you happy. If that means you're happy with another woman than so be it. You mean more...
    cydneyxx cydneyxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    well, i'm pretty sure that's where this is going. i have been talking to this boy for exactly two months today. everything has been going perfect- until last night. it was like...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I know what love could do to you. Breaks you and tears you into little pieces. I just wish I had more control over my feelings and wished that my heart asked me for my permission...
    jiajee jiajee 18-21 5 Responses Feb 7

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    After he broke up with me by an email ... I finally replied him ... with a broken heart : *** *** I believe every word you said, honey, and I respect any decision you've made. I...
    findemmawoodhouse findemmawoodhouse 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    I toured the world with rock bands, not on stage, but as one of the crew (a 'Roadie'). At a gig in Connecticut (I'm from the UK), I caught the eye of a girl in the auditorium...
    dooskybrady dooskybrady 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    My brother had his two girls very close to around the time I was born. The oldest is four years younger than me and the second one is six years younger. They always lived near, or...
    j1494 j1494 18-21, F Feb 15

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    I like laying on a persons chest too. When I hear there heart pounding it's sounds so sweet. I hear there breathing and it maker me calm. One day I was laying with a cousin named...
    bbana bbana 18-21, F Feb 16

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    A beat An ache of loneliness which you feel at that moment will never go away A longing that takes your mind to an unknown place A sensual desire which heats your entire being...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 10 Responses a week ago

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    Today I saw the man who makes my heart jump with joy and ache at the same time.. He was only 20 feet away.. I wanted to come up to him and say hi, but he looked happy and thought I...
    TrueLove213 TrueLove213 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I have a friend who said I was like a little sister to her. She made me feel special, comforted me when I cried, helped me with things I needed help with, etc. I really felt like...
    VVmommy VVmommy 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Loved and hated. Bad combo. Happened to all of us. Well many of us. I will speak for me. All my ex bfs let me down. Broke me down. That's why I hated them for hardening my heart...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    soo broken i cant feel anymore exhausted from tears i ask why they lie where are such girls like the fairytales all i have seen mostly are not ever close to those fairy tales...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Hi everyone, I am new to this site. Well, I wasn't before, but this is a new account because I deleted my old one. So I guess I want to share my story. Sort of to connect with...
    brokengirlx brokengirlx 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I do...and I care too deeply. When I'm happy...my heart feels light. When I'm sad...it feels like it could shatter into a million pieces. I wish I didn't feel so much...or that...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    I really don't know how to feel . I keep pouring my heart out to him only to get a smack in the face , it's like he is ignoring the fact that I love him with all my heart and I...
    Fanteyzhuh Fanteyzhuh 22-25, F Feb 4

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