I am personally posting this for a new member named Christine
If you would like to reply to her please go to her My Place page.
Hello, My name is Christine and I am on the waiting list for a heart/liver transplant. I have cardiomyopathy. I was diagnosed in 1999 when I suddenly fell over while in mid sentence and simply died. I was saved because a friend breathed into my mouth until the paramedics arrived. They say I was gone for over 9 minutes. I was in a coma and when I woke up they implanted an ICD in my chest. I had good years and really bad years with my health since then. In January of 2010 I thought I had the flu and I couldn't get better. Then my cardiolost sent me the a lung specialist he then sent me to a Liver specialist and placed me in the hospital. My kidneys stopped working. The doctors put me on a dopamine drip and I started feeling better. Enough to come home and wait for a heart/liver transplant.
I worked in banking until 1999. I am a mother of 2 plus 3 step children that I help raise. I have 8 grand children and I live to see each of them. I have an awesome husband who never leaves my side. I went into cardiac arrest again in January of this year and I was went my hubby. He saved my life this time. Most people die the first time. I have lived through two sudden deaths. I believe God wants me here. I am concerned about receiving a heart/liver. Baylor Hospital has only performed one transplant like this and the man died 2 months after surgery. I trust my team of doctors though. I look forward to meeting many new people.