Recently a friend sent me the below heart picture. I don’t know who the artist is so I can’t credit them. Nor, do I  know the title. The file name was “Fear”, so maybe that is the title? 

Fear!! I admit I have occasional tiny doses of fear. I’m willing to bet that all heart transplant patients have some tiny doses of fear. Living with someone else’s heart in my body, taking so many medications daily to prevent rejection, the medical tests that we subject ourselves to, all allow for a bit of fear to enter our minds. Add to that, all the other fears one might have about life in general, money, safety, family, etc, etc. 

Logical or not, fear can come any time, any place and can be triggered by almost anything or anyone. The key is to not let them take over. Trust in yourself, in your faith and in your knowledge about what is or isn’t real. If your fears start to take over your life, talk to someone. Family, friends, a professional to rid yourself of the fear demon. 


Based on this quote by Mr. Emerson, I guess we are all learning the lesson of life. 

He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Fear ?



About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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3 Responses to Fear

  1. Is that heart getting a biopsy? Cause that’s how I feel.

  2. my2ndheartbeat says:


    When I first saw this piece of art, my mind immediately screamed “ablation” which I am told I endured 6+ hours worth in the days leading up to my transplant. The nails being the electrodes.

    But, a biopsy is a strong possibility as well. I feel it each time they take a little “nibble”.

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