Do you believe you take on some characteristics from your donor after you receive an organ?

I remember watching a Montel Williams show episode a few years ago on this topic. A lot of what they said seemed far out, but the people there were believable. They described things where they didn't like a certain food before and now loved it and turns out their donor did too. Or, they now liked a certain type of music, etc...

So, I would probably not have posted anything about this topic myself, but then today, I read this article: Click Here. It is an entertaining read.

If you care to comment and without being too specific or mentioning names to stay sensitive to donor families and living donors.. talk about your thoughts or experiences with this. Or your opinion about the article.

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It's strange yes, since receiving my heart 23 years ago I have gradually developed a huge taste for German foods, I have started learning the language and I am a MASSIVE fan of Rammstein and Eisbrecher (German Heavy Metal bands).

I go to see Rammstein live in February 2010 -CANNOT WAIT!!!!!
Oh i belive it. I had a kidney/ liver transplant in 99' when I was fifteen. pre transplant I not only did not like eggs I had a allergy to them. now i love them and am not allergic any more. Also before my hair was straight as a board now it's frizzy and poofy
I also have noticed similar changes in my hair. While I have always had some natural curl, I have noticed the frizzy part. Humidity seems to do a real number on it more so now.
Several years ago gave me a book, in Spanish the titule is a " Baile de corazones " that in English is something like " Dance of Hearts ", in a book written by a ballerina tx of heart, she reports many studies that I realize to confirm her, supcición brings over of if one inherits something from her donor, there is interesting the study, speech of the cellular memory that possesses every fabric of our bodies and that really is possible that us something is penetrated of the donor, as tastes that before you did not have, already be for to food or objects, etc., I am OK to seeking for the book pa to see the details for if someone they are interested her reading.

Claire Sylvia, who wrote " Dance of hearts ", a work in the one that gathers her own experience as transplanted of heart and lungs. According to this American ballerina, soon after the intervention ,she started feeling her donor of an intense way. Itshe was dreaming of him and even he knew his name in spite of the fact that nobody had revealed it.

Marcelita, I don't know if you are aware of this but Claire Sylvia passed away several months ago
Hello Jim, it did not have the minor idea, lamentably, now I will preserve her book with major reason. The book came to my hands years ago and to read it was of great help, to know myself.

Fondness and my excuses for reading now.


"Estoy segura que ahora danza como una mariposa"
Please find this link to the woman that you talk about I just watched a tv program with her in it http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/obituaries/articles/2009/08/20/cl... I think this is who's book you read.
My transplant was 6 years ago. When I was finally asked to eat after surgery I requested a cheeseburger and a piece of chocolate cake. I was one before who never ever ate cheeseburgers nor sweets like cake. Later on I had cravings for gummy bears. Once again never ate or wanted to eat a gummy anything. After talking with the parents about their sixteen year old daughter , my donor I found out that cheeseburgers , chocolate cake and gummy bears were her favorite foods. They also told me how on all birthdays she would bake a chocolate cake. So now on my birthday as I celebrate life I have a slice of chocolate cake for Shawna and I.
I used to love my coffee but since my Lung TX almost 3 years ago, I haven't had a single cup...Just the smell makes me nauseous :*(
I've allways had rain-water-straight hair, now it has a bit of a curl that my poor hairdresser is learning to tame LOL
I am addicted to playing with Photo Shop Pro..using digital images from people like Suzanne Woolcott, The Allen Girls and Popeye Wong.
I have found i have developed a very spiritual side
All these things are strange to me but I fully embrace the "new" side to me.
Positive thoughts, blessings, love, light, peace and karma to all
Hugz
Stevieanne

Pre tx (heart) I couldn't stomach tacos; watermelon & yogurt sent me straight to the bathroom, to hurl! Taste; texture & smell, with all of them was horrendous. Now, I eat them whenever I can. As for the food I grew up with, Cal/Mex; Chinese; Italian & lots of meat, with the exception of a very few things, most of the food either doesnt taste good or smells funny! However, I've developed a keen interest in experimental cooking! Couldn't watch anything except Food Network, after I got home. My donors family has recieved my thank you letters & updates on how their "son" is doing, but they've never answered & I have so many questions. All I know is that he was an expert skier (that terrifies me!) & extremely healthy. I have also developed an interest in the gym. I have no doubts that' in some strange way we two are now one-comingled. Does that sound strange? A lifelong Catholic, even before I officially converted, I've discovered a curiousity about other religions! Really strange. Sure wish they'd at least write, if only so I could tell them I'm doing my best for their son. Paula
I'm new to the Cafe' - found this site tonight, actually, as I was searching online for this very topic. I have found that since my transplant (kidney/panc.) 5 1/2 years ago, I love pepperoni pizza, ice cream sandwiches, and peanut m&m's. Pre-transplant I had an issue with pizza - had gotten sick after eating it about 20 years ago - didn't really like ice cream and was NOT a chocolate fan.
I do believe that many things are transferred with transplant. I have also found that I have had many different emotions - I thought that I would feel euphoric with the new things in my life, but have felt very hopeless and despondent since then. I am very spiritual, but could not seem to break out of the funk that had followed me - until the last couple of weeks. I have consulted a medium (don't freak out, please) and have been told that I have her spirit with me - my donor. Was told that she had been with me off and on over the years and was here so that I would know that it was okay, I can let go of my sadness over her death, and that she was here for me. I know this sounds totally out there, but since this happened my home has become peaceful. I no longer hear thumping during the night, no longer wake up knowing that there is someone there....she has crossed over and I am finally feeling peaceful. People in my life have commented on how "different" I look - brighter, glowing even....odd?? YES! You'll probably ban me from this site after reading this!! Or totally ignore my presence...but is there anyone out here who has had these types of experiences? This was not something I expected...was very afraid when these things started happening recently....can anyone relate? Experiences?
SinceI 'm fey, I'm a total believer. I've had new taste s& lifestyle experiences & feelings of not being alone. I don't talk about them, except to 2 of my daughters, as they are also Fey. Our Celtic blood. As for the sadness, it's called survivors guilt & EVERYONE has it to some extent or other, even if they don't say so. Let's face it, we are ailve because someone died. That is a given, unless you had a live donor/liver or kidney. Meds always play a huge part in our behaviour. Something all docs know about but seldom discuss, at any length. Hence, the cafes usefulness, to all of us. There are more than a couple of strange stories in here, so, don't feel alone. Lets face it, we are now 2 people, not just 1. To me. what you are feeling is perfectly normal. Relax & live to the fullest the new life your donor gave you. Hugs & Blessings, Paul

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