Heart Transplant

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NancyP
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Heart Transplant

Post by NancyP » March 29th, 2010, 5:08 pm

Hi, I haven't been on in a long time. Just wanted to let you all know I had a heart transplant Feb.18,2010. I am doing great.No more icd. I feel so much better. I have been truly blessed to have gotten a heart before I got too sick. God Bless you all. Nancy :)
Nancy Medtronic Virtuoso DR implanted
April 24,2009 Long Beach, Mississippi

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Re: Heart Transplant

Post by freckles1880 » March 29th, 2010, 5:29 pm

wowwow :hugg: What a way to kick the ICD habit. I am so glad you are doing well. Remember once a member here always a member, ICD or not.
Bob

Medtronic-Visia AF implanted 7-8-2016 stayed with the with 6947 Sprint Quattro Secure lead. Original ICD implant 2-4-2009. ICD turned off 10-6-17 as stage 4 lung cancer taking over.
Major heart attack, carcinogenic shock and quad bypass 10-13-08 post myocardial infarction, old inferior MI complicated by shock and CHF, combined, Atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic Aneurysm, Seroma 7 cm, left leg. Stent in the left main vein 10-7-2014

My "Wardens" are my bride of 54+ years and my daughters.

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Re: Heart Transplant

Post by lostit » March 29th, 2010, 10:44 pm

dancee :D :D :D tahdahh tahdahh :runn: :hugg:
I am so glad!!!!!!!wonderful!!!!

best of everythingAnita

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Re: Heart Transplant

Post by Elizabeth Martineau » March 30th, 2010, 5:45 am

That is such wonderful news! Good for you. A new lease on life!

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Re: Heart Transplant

Post by Suzanne » March 30th, 2010, 7:59 am

Wow!!
All the best to you Nancy!!
~ Suzanne ~

St Jude ICD and Lead Implanted Feb.20/09
8 Shock Storm March 21/09
Lead Dislodged, so Replaced with Medtronic Lead June 16/09
ICD and Lead Explanted Nov.23/09
Medtronic Reveal XT (Cardiac Monitor) Implanted Jan.25/10...explanted and new one reinserted on July 21/11

Cardiac Monitor explanted Sept.9/14

Mark

Re: Heart Transplant

Post by Mark » April 1st, 2010, 10:05 am

Nancy- wonderful news indeed. We are so happy for you, and remember you are still a family member here and your visits and experience can always be helpful, along with keeping up with everyone and posting on your progress.

so keep posting and again, I am so happy for you: it must be very exciting!! :)

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Re: Heart Transplant

Post by tomrostron » April 1st, 2010, 7:05 pm

Good luck to you Nancy. joe

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Re: Heart Transplant

Post by xislandman2004 » April 1st, 2010, 7:17 pm

HOW WONDERFUL FOR YOU.... what an amazing event.
--dennis

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - Heart failure
First ICD Medtronic 5/16/08
Pulmonary Vein Ablation 9/1/10
Second ICD Medtronic 5/8/12
AV Node ablation 12/23/13
Medtronic Viva CRT-D 4/14/14
Mitral valve replacement 7/14/15
plural and pericardia fluids (2.5 liters) drained 2/16


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Re: Heart Transplant

Post by leprechaun50 » April 2nd, 2010, 10:04 am

Great news. I hope your recovery from the surgery goes quickly.
Ed

Boston Scientific CRT-D implanted 8/17/09

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TruckerRon
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Re: Heart Transplant

Post by TruckerRon » April 2nd, 2010, 11:15 am

Remember, this isn't strictly a bionic group! We expect you to stay and let us know what we'll have to look forward to should we also the opportunity for a healthy heart someday.
TruckerRon -- Received Minion I on 17 Sep 2009, Minion II on 26 Jan 2015

Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy
Medtronic Viva XT CRT-D
No shocks yet...
My intro is at: http://www.icdsupportgroup.org/board/vi ... 099#p57099

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Charles Accardi
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Re: Heart Transplant

Post by Charles Accardi » April 2nd, 2010, 12:33 pm

You are very courageous!!!! and I admire you!!! Be well :wave:
Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else. ~ Ivern Ball
Guidant-ICD August 13, 2003
Replacement (battery) January 19, 2009

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Re: Heart Transplant

Post by Helen » April 2nd, 2010, 4:32 pm

Great news Nancy. It is so good for us to hear about happy endings in this group. There are new advances in medicine every day and you are a very lucky lady. :congratulations: Love, Helen
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.

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Re: Heart Transplant

Post by luz1055 » April 2nd, 2010, 7:04 pm

tahdahh Nancy, I am both excited for you and a little jealous. How can I possibly be jealous of someone who has undergone a major operation you ask? Well I guess I will have to PM and ask a few questions. I will be going in sometime in the near future for a work up for a possible transplant. What I would give to be able to be healthier and not have this ICD, even tho I know that it is my protector.

So happy for you....seriously. Wish I could be there to give you the BIGGEST hug!! Stay well and take care of yourself. I have a little guardian angel who watches over me in my Mended Hearts Support group. He is a heart recipient since 2003. You would NEVER know. I thank God for people like him, who encourage people like lil ole me!

Blessings.... wavhi
Lucy

July 09/St. Jude CRT-D 3211-36
7Aug14/VivaXT CRT-D
NI/DCM; CHF, (NYHA Class III,ACC/AHA Stage C); Orthostatic Hypotension; Angina
Coreg 25mg/2x, Digoxin 0.125mg, Omega-3 Fish Oil 1200mg/2x, Atacand 2mg, Spironolactone 12.5mg, Imdur 120mg
5/25/11 Ablation constant PVC's/successful
8/4/11 RV Lead rev (7120/65 Durata) & ICD Pocket Repair (TEE performed)
Aug. 2012 - Dr. Michael Fowler @ Stanford for Pre-Transplant

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Re: Heart Transplant

Post by Elizabeth Martineau » April 3rd, 2010, 4:45 am

I understand the jealousy thing, too, a new lease on life! Not envy like wanting to take it away from you, but wishing we all could have that chance. My doctor and I discussed it and if I were younger I would definitely be a candidate, but I was told the cutoff is 62 and that's how old I am. Of course, the owner of the Carolina Panthers just got one at age 72 -- but there was a wink and a nod and the doctor admitted that where there is enough money, suddenly a heart is found for them.

I more than understand since they aren't growing hearts on trees, and wholeheartedly agree that a younger person should be a candidate before someone my age. Still, didn't this guy's money take away a heart from a younger candidate?

More medical moral dillema.

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Re: Heart Transplant

Post by TruckerRon » April 3rd, 2010, 11:02 am

You don't have to be particularly rich to cut in line; no politician has to wait as long as a mere citizen. :(
TruckerRon -- Received Minion I on 17 Sep 2009, Minion II on 26 Jan 2015

Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy
Medtronic Viva XT CRT-D
No shocks yet...
My intro is at: http://www.icdsupportgroup.org/board/vi ... 099#p57099

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