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I was born in 1977, from day one of my birth, I had open heart surgery when I 8 hours old, then had a second operation at 9 months old. I was born with Greater Transpotion of the vessel's, my blood flow was flowing in the opposite directions. And all of this took place ( the operations) at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville Tn, my doctor was Dr.Graham who passed away this year, I do believe he was in his late 70s. In 1999 I had a stint put in. I was doing good until a few years ago. I was told that one day I was going to need a heart transplant, well that day has come. I have been diagnosed with CHF, and other symptoms. I had been working with the city I lived in which is the City of Temple TX, I have worked there for the last 15 years,until now. With my condition and waiting on a Heart transplant, I can no longer work. I do believe that God has his reasons for this, I have a 4 year old little girl, who at first was a mommy's gril,girl, ever since I have been off that has changed. I was talking to my wife one night about possibly going to work at Walmart once all this is done. My little girl looked at me and said Daddy I don't want you to work, I like being home with you,talking about tugging at the heart. So like I said I have a little girl, but now we are having twin boys who are due in April, but with twins they arrive earlier. So there's a some more test I need to get done, so my doctor's told me it should be another year or two that I will get on the transplant list. So that's just a little about me. Thank you for taking the time to read this. GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE!!!!
AHAModerator, December 26, 2020 2:33pm EST
Thanks so much for sharing your story with the community. I am sorry you are going through this tough time, but it sounds like you're on the path to a heart transplant.
While you are getting those additional tests done, here are some resources about heart transplants:
Please keep us up to date on your progress, and about your twin boys! We are wishing you all the best!
JamesPL, December 27, 2020 8:38am EST
So sorry to hear of the difficulties you've had to endure. But it is also nice that you have been blessed with a little girl that loves you and now twins on the way. With the news that you're on a transplant list, you have much to look forward to! Perhaps you should take your daughter's advice and put off working for a while if you can. The time you spend with her is precious as they grow up all too fast!
I wish you all the best!