I am a world class procrastinator. Today I have been doing work and by work I mean uni revision as my last uni exam is on Wednesday Honestly I just can't wait for it to be over and for me to be able to move onto the next chapter of my life. It's a little annoying for me because I just think how this should have been finished last year and for some reason that affects my motivation a little bit but it's very exciting that by 13:30 on Wednesday I will have finished my uni segment of my life I honestly can't tell you how excited I am for it, I feel like it's kind of the bit I'm waiting to be over before I can start to do things although I know that isn't entirely true because I have to wait till the end of November before I'm properly allowed to you know use public transport again.
Because I can't drive I do feel slightly restricted by the fact I can't use public transport yet although after my exam is done I plan on learning how to drive. I'm going to take the easy way out though because I really don't think I would be able to learn to drive a manual so I'm going to try automatic. I have to wait till the end of September though because then it will have been 4 months since the old transplant which is how long you have to wait. Does anyone else feel like it's been absolutely forever?!
Hopefully though I can do lots of exciting things. I've got my PHA conference at the end of October which is exciting and scary at the same time. I'm talking at it, hopefully not for that long, but about blogging, about why I do it, the increase in people with illnesses taking up blogging, whether it helps and social media within PH and transplant and the effect of it. It's really exciting for me because I've been a part of the PH community for 14 years now and for me it's just kind of coming round full circle for me. I used to go to their family weekends when I was a teenager and they were awesome and I've been going to their conferences for several years now and it feels nice that I can kind of give back a bit I suppose just for doing something I love doing and not just newspapers, news and magazines. It's quite amazing how many people have taken up blogging now though, I know when I started I kind of felt a bit odd because I only knew a few transplant people who were blogging at the time and then a few PH people started doing it too but that was it so it was a bit strange to be pouring a lot of yourself into a blog and letting people read it but it always seemed to help. Now though there are a lot of PH people who are blogging and it makes me happy because there are so many different sides to PH, more than any one person can cover so it's nice that people have different peoples experiences to read through as I'm sure someone out there with PH will have also have experienced it at some point.
I'm still not sure what I want to do after my exam and after I've had a bit of fun but I do know that I want to do something that helps people. I like the idea of doing something to do with transplant and PH because I would like to give back, they've given me so much over the years. It's just hard to know what really. I suppose we'll see just need to get Wednesday over and done with and then I can contemplate my life, it's really nice that I now have that luxury :) I know that I will be redesigning my blog very soon so I've got that to look forward to yay. I need a new look for my new life and fresh start :-D
As always, thank-you for reading guys and chat soon
I'm in my 20's and after waiting 3 years,
I underwent a heart and double lung transplant because I suffered from a illness called Pulmonary Hypertension.
This blog is where I documented that journey and will continue to document all the amazing highs and the lows post-transplant. I hope to continue to raise awareness for both PH and organ donation and I would love for you to continue to share this journey with me.