I had a heart transplant just over 12 mnths ago , would I recommend it?? I don,t know . If someone could guarantee that it would be straight forward I would , but i wished someone had told me what the side affects were and what could happen.I had the operation then the new heart stopped beating . so they had to operate to jump start it ,just when they started to relax, my blood pressure started to drop ,I was bleeding internally ,my husband was told to ring the family to say goodbye.Then they found the bleed , but my kydneys were failing so they had to put in a central line and put me on dyalisis, then my leg started to leak , and they realise when they used the echmo they had pierced my gland so I was attached to a vac machine designed to suck the fluid out of my leg and I was healed from the inside out . I had developed blood clots in my arm .I had diarrhea . On the up side I was kept in a coma for aweek i think .The upside to that was by the time I was out of the induced coma the scar had healed the downside was that I was rendered helpless I couldnt walk , I couldn,t feed myself I couldn't do anything for myself I had lost my taste .I was in the hospital for 3mnths . There were other complications .It has been along and frustrating recovery , but none the less I am getting there .The medications also give halucinations and muck you up emotionally still . Its taken 12 mnths to recover and now I am grateful for my new heart. So if you dont feel too grateful whilst you are going thru a traumatic experience don,t be too hard on yourself and don't let others make you feel guilty because you will be grateful in time .I am very grateful now I guess I always was but only now can I show it.
I had a heart transplant just over 12 mnths ago , would I recommend it?? I don,t know . If someone could guarantee that it would be straight forward I would , but i wished someone had told me what...... (more)