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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses 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 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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    Talk about a bad day. Funny thing is every single thing that made me feel bad came from someone else's words or actions. Why do I care so much? I hate that I am so soft. I think...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F Feb 3

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    This feels kind of weird to me, but part of me wants someone, even a stranger (but preferably a close friend), to listen to my heart beating, to hear my blood being pumped through...
    alphaomega95 alphaomega95 18-21 1 Response Feb 2

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    Having a hard time, it makes sense I should know better, he isn't perfect, my family and friends all say I can do better....my heart tells me, as it skips a beat that... The way he...
    Froggy420 Froggy420 31-35, F Feb 2

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    the girl who charmed my heart... stole it.. before she could ever be possibly mine has asked me to stop talking to her. she does not believe i can get over the feelings i have for...
    that1brownguy that1brownguy 22-25, M Feb 2

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    Depression from a broken heart is one of the common depression, and what makes it interesting is that it's not easy to notice when that person is sad and people would feel very...
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000 13-15, M Feb 1

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    I dated a guy for 4 years and I was completely in love... Unfortunately it ended and my heart got broken. I dated another after that and its been over a year now.... but we...
    azzyxo azzyxo 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I Am Feeling Heartbroken I am feeling heartbroken. Seeing you, how you have seizure really breaks my heart. You're still young, I treat you as if you're my real sister. I'm sorry...
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    I have given my heart away before. And I have been hurt each time I did it. So it became easier to keep pieces of it to myself. Never trusting anyone with my everything I am, all...
    cmyk323 cmyk323 36-40, F Jan 30

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    I Have a Broken Heart the real love of my life has had a lot of changes in her life causing us to grow apart I can't get over her as she is the one I love. I know in my heart its...
    wilrok wilrok 46-50, M Jan 30

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    I text you everyday, called you when you need me, I pick up from the floor all the pieces of your shattered heart and try to give it form again, I stay there when you need to...
    Rustedarmor Rustedarmor 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    No man will ever want a woman that shatters like glass. My shaking hands trying to pick up the pieces that once resembled me. My heart died before my story ends. I'm just a shell...
    LavenderDarling LavenderDarling 26-30, F 19 Responses Jan 30

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    I don't mind having the occasional heart or heart talks, but I have a tendency to put my heart on every letter, every word, etc. I'm learning and growing every day, but this can be...
    RosenFlight RosenFlight 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    If you heart every reply your stories and questions get, it loses its meaning of appreciation and becomes a mere notification that you've read it. You could say that you appreciate...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    Another heart monitor soon! Hopefully they'll know what's wrong and I can stop fainting and feeling like someone is squeezing my heart. Last time they told me I was fainting...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F Jan 28

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    Not a day goes by without me wondering what could have possibly went wrong. I've spent most of my days since we last spoke almost 2 weeks ago, attempting to get ahold of him. I...
    HazelLancaster HazelLancaster 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Throbbings, cartwheels, tingles, sparkles. I feel it all in my heartspace, and nothing compares when it is touched like that by that one other. Once in a while I get to...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F Jan 28

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    Before my ex and I dated we were friends for 5 years and good friends for 1 year. He was smart, nerdy like me, and we enjoyed doing a lot of the same things. He has a three year...
    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 27

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    To you, I am your best friend, to me, you are the love of my life. You tell me of the man you silently love, do you hear my heart cry? You ask me if I know what it's like to love...
    inapit inapit 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I have been in a 5 year relationship with my boyfriend, well it was mostly a long distance relationship. We broke up once, but came back one year ago. Five days back, he told me he...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 27

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