I’m not afraid to say that I’ve had my first therapy session post transplant. I was receiving them pre transplant for about 5 months, whilst I was on the list. I forget that so much has happened in the past few years, and how life has changed so much since my transplant. I can’t explain how lucky I am to be here! I don’t think that it’s sunk in yet, so I’m still processing it all.
Prior to my op, all I thought about was getting through the day and feeling desperate for that liver. Now, I’m feeling a sense of loss. Missing out on so much in my 20s and during my career. I can’t help but compare myself to others who are progressing in life, their experiences and confidence. All I’ve been concentrating on is my health, so everything else has had to take a step back. So this is what I’m getting help with. To get over these thoughts, but I know I shouldn’t focus on them, because they are all in the past.
I am still young, but I can’t help but wonder what life would have been like if I hadn’t been born with liver disease. I wouldn’t be me though would I? I wouldn’t have had these experiences, to understand how my patients feel. I wouldn’t be blogging or campaigning about organ donation. Those individuals who have signed up to donate, because of me, may go onto save lives!
“Keep thinking these positive thoughts”, I’m telling myself, because actually, my life starts NOW! 🙌🏼
Shout out to my cousin Amee who had a baby girl yesterday. She’s named her ‘Leela’ and she’s absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations guys!
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