Received 2 heart transplants at Mayo Clinic

Posted by Michaelb @bsox1901, Jun 11, 2016

My name is Michael. I am 44 years old. I have been blessed with receiving 2 heart transplants at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. I am glad to meet everyone.

@colleenyoung

@bsox1901, I would like to add my welcome. So glad that you connected with @linda59 and @rosemarya here. Your discussion will be welcome by others seeking support for heart transplant. You may also be interested in following some of the discussions in the Heart & Blood Health group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/heart-blood-vessel-conditions/ For example:
– Dilated Cardiomyopathy https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/dilated-cardiomyuopathy-meds/
– Coronary Artery Disease https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/im-a-46-year-old-female-who-had-recently-been-diagnosed-with/

Michael, what care must you take now to keep you and your heart healthy? How is your short-term memory now?

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Hi there,

One of the major things that helped our son grow strong, healthy and fitter was a freestanding bike frame that he cycled on at home before he could even use his upper body much! It gave him confidence to grow a little healthier each day! Now he’s peddling 15 miles per day to work on an extremely hard terrain in the countryside!
Who knew this was possible 2 years on!!

Happy cycling folks
XxL

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@bsox1901

Rosemary, Thank you , and yes i am doing great. I was very sad at first. I was no longer the body God created. I have since realized that I am the body he saved. Both of my heart donors sole purpose in life was to save my life. We will never meet on earth. Maybe one day in Heaven.

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Michael, I have sent the Life Restored Poem to you via private email message.
I do not want to infringe on any copyrights. And I do not know the source to mention in credit. So I’m sending you a personal copy for your personal reflection.
Please let me know if you receive it.
Rosemary

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@bsox1901

Rosemary, Thank you , and yes i am doing great. I was very sad at first. I was no longer the body God created. I have since realized that I am the body he saved. Both of my heart donors sole purpose in life was to save my life. We will never meet on earth. Maybe one day in Heaven.

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I found the author.
The poem is from a book written by Joseph Kralicek in 2007. It is called “The Courage of One: The Inspirational Poetry of a Transplant Recipient”
I am still deeply moved by this message. My donor is always in my heart.
Rosemary

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@bsox1901

Rosemary, Thank you , and yes i am doing great. I was very sad at first. I was no longer the body God created. I have since realized that I am the body he saved. Both of my heart donors sole purpose in life was to save my life. We will never meet on earth. Maybe one day in Heaven.

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Yes I did get it. That was amazing. Thank you.

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