I would like to hear from others who were on the waiting list for a donor heart to find out how long you waited before a Heart was available?
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Spend the day relaxing or go see a movie by myself and buy myself a cheese cake
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@glinda, Oops, January is a new year! I am happy that you are going to do something special! That sounds great. My husband and I were advised early on, to do something special to remember the anniversary of my transplant. He likes to go out to dinner, and lets me choose where we will eat:-) And I always allow myself to splurge with a yummy dessert!
And please feel free to ask me any questions concerning me and my transplant at any time
I have 1 son and 1 daughter my son was 23 and my daughter was 18 and neither one took it very well they were extremely scared and worried i wouldn’t survive the transplant as they dont like and can’t handle change as both are special needs
That sounds fun I’m glad you had and have that support when i had my transplant I went to the hospital by myself and had the surgery by myself and had strangers as caregivers for the 3 months that i had to stay in rochester after my transplant so i don’t mind spending my anniversary or as we heart transplants say are new birthdays by myself
Not many people understand everything i went thru with the transplant here where i live in eau claire wisconsin
Glinda, I know what you mean. In fact that is the reason that I joined Mayo Connect in 2011. When I was diagnosed with my liver disease, I didn’t know anybody with a transplant, and I had never met anyone who shared my disease. I discovered terrific companionship here, as well as an opportunity to support others.
Where did you have your transplant? I had to be transferred to Mayo Rochester from Kentucky. Every year we drive through Wisconsin on our annual trek to Mayo. We pass the eau Claire highway split.
I will celebrate 9 year anniversary in April.
In Rochester Mn. also the only place i would go for my transplant i actually got my transplant 2 days before my mom and kids would have been planning my funeral so i was extremely lucky as getting an 0 positive heart is really rare according to my transplant team
Dear heart transplant recipients and caregivers, I want to drop in and say, ‘”HI.”
All of us here on Mayo Connect hope that you are continuing your recovery and are able return to normal activities as a result of your transplant. If it has been a while since you have posted an update, we would love to hear from you! What has been happening since your transplant?
@lupedelarosa12, @fatherscaregiver, @amynewheart, @eileenheart , @bsox1901, @incrediblemulk98, @vacamrc, @linda59, @mlee1969, @packrat, @mel, @angell640, @anon07353447, @spoiledblurose74
I would also like to take this opportunity to introduce two of our newest members: @glinda, and @buckeyegurl
I feel certain you will want to come by and join me in welcoming them to this amazing group of heart transplant patients and caregivers.
I look forward to reigniting friendships and to sharing more of our miraculous stories.
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