27.08.19 – Rest day

Chronic pain: Chronic pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment.  My patient: Are you ok dear? Me (his Nurse) – Yeah, I’m okay thanks. Don’t worry about me. My patient: Looks like you need this bed more than me! Me: 🙈 This morning I was sent home […]

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23.08.19 – Pain Team

I’ve recently had an appointment with the pain team to try and decide what alternative treatment could be offered. It wasn’t easy to hear them saying that I’d probably have this nerve pain for life. That hit me harder than I thought but I think it was because I had heard it from a professional. […]

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01.07.19 – Hospital Visits

I’m back in hospital, not as an inpatient, but visiting friends. One went home a couple of weeks ago, the other a few days ago. I ended up bumping into one friend during my last clinic appointment. She’s doing incredibly well. I was very surprised on how well she looked too. This is the girl […]

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16.06.19 – 5000th liver party

On Saturday 15th June my dad and I attended a day time event to celebrate 5000 liver transplants at QEHB. We spent the day sat in talks delivered by Doctors and Specialist Nurses. They were all brilliant and very interesting. I had chance to say hello to the Doctors and Nurses who have looked after […]

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28.03.19 – Birthday Time

Yet another birthday spent in hospital. Luckily I was well enough to go home in the afternoon to spend time with friends. Instead of hospital dinner, which isn’t as bad as some make it out to be, we ordered pizza 🍕. I went home on Thursday 20th so I was able to celebrate properly at […]

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15.03.19 – Liver-versary

Ahh! A moment of euphoria seeing myself on TV! I was on ‘The One Show’ last week talking about my experience with organ donation, how great I feel and honoured to have been given a second chance of life. It was also my first liver transplant anniversary last weekend, so I celebrated it as a […]

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