14.12.18 – In Time For Christmas

She’s had her SECOND transplant! I was so happy to see her doing so well when I went to visit her in Critical Care. It was so odd to see it all from a different perspective, but at the same time it was fascinating. She was clearly in another world after all the pain relief and drugs she had been given, but she was happy to see me sitting next to her. A family friend who is an anaesthetist was visiting patients on the ward. So I asked him how it all went. She had the same surgeon as me which was very reassuring as I do believe he is one of the best liver transplant surgeons out there. It was incredible to see the change in her appearance. Her eyes were white and her skin was much less yellow in colour. I’ve only ever known her looking very jaundiced so this was so heart warming to see.

I met her mum and her boyfriend who was sitting beside her when I arrived onto the ward. They were both feeling so relieved and overwhelmed by it all. She had only just been woken up at 6am that morning so by the time I saw her she was still under a fair amount of anaesthetic. I managed to catch her mum for a chat about her recovery who told me that the best idea was to go home to mum in Scotland. This was the best decision I had made when recovering as I wouldn’t have managed being back in my flat or at my boyfriends.

Im so thankful for my friends and family who have helped me recover from my surgery. Now that I’m well, I’ll be doing my best to make sure I’m there for those in need, as not everyone has others to care for them.

Get well soon lovely. I’m thinking of you. What an amazing Xmas present!

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