Awaiting Heart Transplant

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MBlair
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   Posted 10/5/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
 
This is my first time posting. I am 25 and awaiting a heart transplant. I have a cardiomyopathy from a medication that was a part of my chemo cocktail when I was 8. I've been on the list two years almost and I was hoping to maybe talk to someone who is waiting or who has had a transplant or something of any sort. Is there anyone out there who is trying to deal with this too?

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 10/6/2010 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi MBlair, you certainly have had your share of hardships-I admire your courage and fighting spirit in dealing with your health. I am sorry that I can offer nothing more than encouragement and well wishes. I pray that your wait will soon come to and end, and that your sugery is an absolute success. I hope that others will be able to respond soon with more advice.
Take care,
Scaredy Cat

p.s. I have a friend who had a liver transplant, and is doing fantastic!
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

stkitt
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   Posted 10/8/2010 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
MBlair,
 
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  You are very brave and have dealt with alot for one so young.  I would love for you to keep talking with us even if we have not been through what you are experiencing.  We are a great place for support and perhaps sharing your story with us will help us to support others.
 
I have you in my prayers for a special heart to come your way soon.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
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aka1908
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   Posted 10/9/2010 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
MBlair I pray that you get a heart real soon... I will keep you in my prayers....

heartbeat
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   Posted 10/11/2010 12:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi MBlair,
im very sorry to hear of another young person facing heart failure and transplant. I have recently been through a range of tests which are showing either a rare form of cardiomyopathy or another condition causing heart failure, both which I am told mean a heart transplant is in the not too distant future for me. I have a past history of heart problems and surgeries, since i was a teenager and do understand what its like to face these problems as a young adult.

I have also seen the transplant process from the other side as Im a nurse in Paediatrics and so have seen some of my teenage patients awaiting transplant, and have seen how frustrating and at times overwhelming it can be. Best of all I have nursed them after receiving a heart, taught them about their medications and followup care, watched them return to school, work and challenged them to fierce games on the hospital basketball court, during their recovery, when pre transplant walking a few steps exhausted them. ( They kicked my butt by the way!!) So I have seen first hand the challenging but ultimate gift of getting a new heart.

Just wanted you to know, you are not alone, and to hang in there. Think you show tremendous courage and strength of character to of been through all you have.

My thoughts are with you. Please keep in touch. :-)

Grateful1
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   Posted 10/31/2010 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
MBlair, You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm also listed a year with the same dx. I'm way older, so I can't say I understand being 25 and going through it. I hope you have good suppor and understanding folks around you. It's my first time today. Know you're not alone.

stkitt
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   Posted 10/31/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
 
I so hope you come back to the forum and read the heartfelt messages here for you.
 
Thinking of you,

Kitt

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ViolentDelight
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   Posted 11/1/2010 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
My wishes, too, go out to you.
 
You sound like an extremely brave and strong individual. Your courage will get you through.
 
I hope you get a new heart very soon.
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