11.7.13

Papworth transplant patients day...

Good evening Blogland 

So today me and my twin sister Megan went to a transplant patient day at my transplant hospital Papworth, where they set up a marquee where we could all mingle and and listen to some of the doctors and nurses talk about all transplant things. For me it was a little disheartening in some respects because I asked if they were planning on doing anything on improving how many heart and lung transplants they are doing and the answer was a bit rubbish. Sometimes I feel like those of us waiting for all three are kind of at the bottom of the heap in regards to be chosen, like sometimes I think the only reason I had my false alarm is because the  the organs were from someone who had a history of drug use. Also in the last year medical year (which runs in the financial year April-March) there was only 2 heart and lung transplants which actually was only really one because we know the person who got them LOL. 

The great thing about today was I got to meet a a fellow transplant buddy Bernice who is also waiting for a heart and lung transplant but has Cystic Fibrosis which is why she is waiting. If you want to check out her blog please do it's great and from a different perspective on the transplant thing from the eyes of a different disease. Her blog is either in my sidebar or you can get to it by pressing here. I also got to see my friends Kath who is a fellow Pher and heart and lung transplant awaitee and her husband Rob and it was really lovely to see them I hadn't seen them since October so it was good to catch up. Kath also has a blog and it really is a good one she writes amazingly and I highly recommend it, once again it's in my sidebar of you can see it by clicking here

Also the wonderful part of the day was that I got to see my friend Anne in intensive care with Kath. Anne had a major setback last week and she is still in quite a bad way but she was awake and talking and seemed really pleased to see us both and it was just great to get some reassurance by actually physically seeing her and talking to her. Also it was actually really cool to see the inside of Intensive care. I've never been in it and I assumed it was going to be like the rest of the hospital which has quite dark, slim corridors and sometimes seems quite small (I know it isn't but it seems that way) but anyway I walked in there and it was HUGE! I really didn't expect it to be so big! So basically I was pleased because I got to see where I'll wake up after my transplant. I like to prepare myself for things and it was good to see it :).  

I took a few photos nothing all that interesting but I got bored in the car for 6 hours LOL 






Kath, Bernice, Me and Megan :) 

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a really interesting day for you!


    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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  2. Such a cute photo of you and your camera! x

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  3. This sounds like a really sweet day and it's really nice that you got to do it with family too :) Can I ask what camera you use as the pictures are really great?

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    1. Hi Natasha I actually use a Nikon P500 but I'm saving for a new camera at the moment. It's really good for taking pictures in the light and daytime and actually at night time too but sometimes in the dark the flash can be a lttle overpowering but overall I like it :)

      xoxo

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