I would like to preface this by saying that I am incredibly grateful for the second chance I’ve been given. Without the immense support I’ve received from countless people, who knows what state I’d be in right now. That being said, I started this blog to help others, which I can’t do if I’m not … Continue reading That Little Voice
Six months later
It’s honestly amazing how quickly things can change. When I think about where I was only 4 months ago, I can’t believe I’m the same person. When my body was so blown up with fluid that my clothes no longer fit, when I had to sit to shower because if I stood for more than … Continue reading Getting Past Pain
A couple of weeks ago I went out to a bar to hang out with some friends for the first time since my hospital admission last September. It was great fun! I caught up with old friends and made a few new ones - it was just a good night out. I may have smuggled in a … Continue reading Acting Normal
10 Perks Of Being In Hospital
I’ve been thinking a lot about my donor and their family in the last few weeks. Now that I’m well enough to have something other than recovery on my mind, I’m becoming increasingly curious about who my new liver came from and how I can thank their loved ones for making the difficult decision to donate. Here … Continue reading My Donor
It’s been 5 weeks since I was discharged from hospital, and things appear to be going great. My bloods are looking good, I’m slowly starting to get my strength back, and I’m spending less and less time visiting hospital for these post-transplant clinics. These clinics are one part of the recovery process I never really … Continue reading Outpatient Clinics
I don't know where else I could possibly begin writing about how a transplant has changed my life without first recognising those who are responsible for getting me here. I may still have a long way to go before I'm running marathons and lifting kayaks, but I'd be a lot further off if it hadn't been for the … Continue reading Thank you.