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Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Browsing for Heart Transplant Friends


Are You Male or Female?

Male


Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?

I had high blood pressure for over 25 years undiagnosed that led to cardiomyopathy. A gradual hardening and weakness of the heart with insufficient pumping power.


Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.

On January 21st I received a new heart and on the 22nd a new kidney


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

I love good food...but I must stay within the low sodium guidelines.


How many years have you had your Transplant for?

I am working on my sixth week


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

Transplant Friends immediately know what you are going through and, understand the hard fought journey.


Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?

Midwest Heart Institute St Luke's Hospital Kansas City


Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

Before the transplant I would lay in the bed afraid to move, thinking that I would have a V tach and A defibrillator shock. I tried to continue to work but gradually begin to weaken. My family was on edge not knowing when they would have to call an ambulance again. Not knowing if this was dad's last Vtach and shock. The transplant changed my life to the point that I cry everyday for such an amazing gift from someone who thought about passing life on when their life has ended.


Share whatever information you want us to know about you

Just like most life saving transplants, you begin to wonder what your course of life are you to travel. I guess I am to tell My Story. I was prepared to stay in the hospital for 6 months to a year. Maybe longer. My last V tach placed me in the hospital for five months (Sept to Feb ). I wasn't on the transplant list at that time. I had insurance that would not be in place until January 1st, 2017. After the final workup and activated insurance, I made the heart transplant list January 13th. I was very happy and prepared to stay for 6 months to year...or longer. I prayed. That day and asked the Lord that if you give me the gift by January 27th, my birthday, I would be eternally grateful. Then I asked again. God if you could give me the heart on January 22nd is what I really want. And, January 21st, God, is probably being greedy. At 2:30pm 10 nurses came to the foot of my bed and said. ..your gift has came in. It was January 21st. The heart January 21st and the Kidney January 22nd. We all cried and rejoiced. God showed mercy and grace. AWESOME


Share your interests and hobbies

I spend a lot of time working on websites and exploring life all over again. Everyday is a day I never recognized before. Whole new outlook. Plus, I have some payback to some mountains that would not let me to the top due to my weakened heart.


What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country

Missouri United States


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  • Welcome Robert.  Great and awesome story. What a testimony ! You received you greatest birthday present and gift.........a organ from a donor who has given his life in order for you to live. This is what God has done for you and me. For us as recipients, it is just SPECIAL.

  • Greetings and Welcome to Transplants Friends, Robert.

  • Hey Robert ,  welcome to friends !  glad you have found us !

  • Welcome Robert to Transplant Friends and congratulations on receiving your Tx!  Thank you for sharing and I hope and pray you enjoy many, many years in good health.

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