Well I don’t know where to start! This week has been busy so far. I’ve had NHSBT Ambassador training, Liver Clinic appointment, Birmingham Mail story came up and therapy session. I’m so tired now.
NHSBT training was an afternoon of going through key information regarding organ donation, what is expected of me and how to get others interested in the idea of organ donation e.g. telling my story, asking if they are an organ donor. The idea that I’ll be going out to discuss and get others talking about it excites me. I’m hoping to get as many people as I can to sign up. I know it’s not for everyone so I can’t be disappointed if some aren’t into the idea.
I’m waiting for my starter kit with everything I need to start going out and spreading the word about organ donation! I’ll have a bright pink t shirt, a banner and a few flyers! 😁.
My Liver Clinic appointment went well. My bloods seem pretty good, apart from being slightly anaemic. I’ve been started on Ferrous Sulphate (Iron) tablets which should help with my energy. I discussed with the dr how I’ve been feeling a bit anxious about the letter I was sent a couple of months ago. It was following a meeting I had had with the Liver Transplant Co ordinator. A letter had been sent covering all we discussed to myself and my GP. I found it quite hard hitting as it went through so many risks when taking Prograf (immunosuppressants) and in general following a transplant.
The consultant on Monday told me that it’s normal to feel quite overwhelmed by all this, but it needs to be addressed. The risks listed could apply to anyone, however I am at slightly higher risk of these health issues. Luckily I will be screened more often, therefore something may be picked up quickly so that there is more of a chance of doing something about it. I’ve booked in to have a cholesterol check next week.
Finally this Birmingham Mail story. Let me know what you think. I’ve been quite open here!
Click here to sign up to organ donation! It is equally important to discuss your wishes with your family, as they can override your decision. Thank you!