Finally I’m starting to feel like I’ve got an appetite. These steroids are likely to be contributing to the hunger. Nevertheless, it’s definitely positive as I’ve struggled to stomach much since the operation. My mum and I have been out shopping, been treated to a hair cut and eyebrow threading. I can shower standing up […]Read More 18.04.18 – Home Trial
5 weeks post transplant. It feels like it’s only been a week! I haven’t blogged for a couple of weeks because I’ve been a bit up and down trying to take each day as it comes. I’m at home with my parents who are looking after me very well. I’m doing my best to stay […]Read More 14.04.18 – 5 Weeks Already?!
Saturday 10th March I was woken up on Saturday to see my mum and Maya sitting next to me. It’s only 2 relatives per bed allowed in Critical Care, so they had to keep taking it in turns. Shortly after, Nate and my dad visited. Unfortunately Harriet had to work over the weekend, but managed […]Read More 27.03.18 – “Mid-Way Cuckoo Land”
So here I am!!! Sitting here with a new Liver! I still can’t actually believe that this has happened. To have been waiting and not really believing it will happen any time soon. And then be called, still telling yourself that it may not go ahead incase it doesn’t. I have learned that through these […]Read More 18.03.18 – In Theatre
Oh my gosh! I have to write this quickly because I’m about to go down for my transplant. I was called around 18:45 on 08.03.18. The liver I will receive is from a young donor. It’s a DBD donor (Brain stem death) which is the best kind. I’m in good hands and the surgeon performing […]Read More 09.03.18 – The Call
Who knew that dogs teeth are similar to human teeth in the way they develop from baby teeth to adult teeth?! I never knew until we got Logan. Within the past 4 days, he has lost 4 premolars (we think). I managed to save 3, of which I’m going to keep in a little box. […]Read More 08.03.18 – The Tooth Fairy
What words pop into your head when you think of mindfulness? De-stress, focus, awareness? The act of mindfulness has been something that’s helped me a lot over the past few years. The ability to stop, take a breath, de-stress and just getting on with it, really can make a huge difference. I was discussing mindfulness […]Read More 01.03.18 – Mind Full or Mindful?
I woke up at 05:20 this morning for work which didn’t seem as hard as it usually is today. Maybe it’s because I sleep a bit better now that I take my paracetamol to get my temp down. I wasn’t sure if the advice to take it was working, but now I recon it makes […]Read More 26.02.18 – Its a bit chilly, aye it?!
I’m always keen to get involved with spreading awareness in organ donation, so approached, NHS Blood and Transplant to offer any help. They gave me the opportunity to be featured in an article in The Mirror online. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/knowing-theres-someone-out-who-12073341 Today the MPs debated the legislation to bring in an ‘opt-out’ system for organ donation. A similar […]Read More 23.02.2018 – Opt-out?
I had a session with my psychotherapist today followed by an abdominal scan. They both went well and left me feeling less anxious about concerns I had. Today reminded me of the time when I last had an abdominal scan whilst on the transplant list. I had the call after waiting 8 months in 2015 […]Read More 20.02.18 – Deja Vu