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  • Hi it took a long time to connect with you all . Wanted to let you all know l am 21 years out with my heart transplant. It comes each day with a lot of things . Contact me and we can share ok  Ivy 

  • Hey Guys! 

    I dont post much, but I read a LOT! My husband had his heart transplant July 2, 2014 - so we are almost 5 years out. Everything has been going wonderfully for the past 5 years...until now. He works nights, in security, and came home this morning with his legs so swollen! He has been sleeping in his recliner all day, but they are still really swollen. We are contacting his Drs first thing in the morning, but I am wondering if anyone else has had this issue? I am so worried. Not really shirt of breath, but his legs are really swollen. I havent seen them like this since he was in severe heart failure, pre-transplant. 

    Thanks for any replies with experience here..rejection is always in the back of my mind.

  • Hi everyone! I just had my 13 year check up and everything is going well still, but around this time every year I start having horrible anxiety. I am so worried about how much longer things will still go well, what will happen when things get bad, have fear of dying, etc. Does anyone else feel this way? I need some advice of how I can focus more on the quality of my life and not the length, however long or short it may be. Thanks everyone ❤️❤️

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  • I had my transplant at Papworth 9 years ago and have been extremely well since. At my 6 monthly check up last week I was given the news that it is starting to reject,  mainly due to high blood pressure.

    As I care for my wheelchair bound husband who has suffered strokes as well as has numerous other medical problems, this is going to cause major disruption to both our lives.

    I really have no idea where to start, or what to do.

    If anyone has had similar problems please would you share your solutions with me?

    Thank you in advance, and the best of health to all of you.

    • I am also 9years out. This is concerning  Let us know what happens. I will keep you in my prayers. 

  • Good morning!

    Anyone out there living with Coronary Artery Vasculopathy?

    One year out on 3-11-2018. Just completed 1st annual eval. Did e extremely well until day 3,when this issue raisedised it’s ugly head. Have not found anything particularly encouraging yet. Won’t get to see Dr. till next week. In the meantime I am concerned as to % present  vs statistics I’ve read in medical articles.

    I wanted to reach out as I am wondering what is in front not of me in what appears will be round 2 for me.

    Thank you.

  • My daughter had her heart transplant Dec. 29 2013.  During our time in the hospital waiting for her gift of life, I kept a daily journal.  Since then I have turned my journal into a book.  "Strength in a Heartbeat", Diary of a Heart Transplant.  Reason to create the book, I wanted to help other families going through the same journey, something they could relate to.  They are not alone.  It is a lonely life living in a hospital.  We spent close to 18 months, pre-transplant and post-transplant.  www.strengthinaheartbeat.com Please check it out, and share.

    Lynne Robitaille 

    Lynne M. Robitaille
    Author, Organ Donation, Heart transplant, story of heart transplant, donate life
    • Thank you for sharing your book. I look forward to reading it. 

  • i had my heart transplant 11-24-1994 from a 24yr old male at Temple University Hospital

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