I only have two clear memories from the three days I spent on the transplant list. The first is one that scares me whenever I remember it. The second is one I never want to forget...Read More
In the few days before my transplant, when we were waiting for a donor organ to become available, I have very few memories. Toxins had started reaching my brain and if I wasn't asleep, I was confused most of the time. Here is one of only two clear memories I have...Read More
Yesterday was the one year anniversary of my liver transplant. I thought it was going to be a hugely important day for me. And it was, but not for the reason I thought.Read More
So, it's been a busy day, by morning I was hanging out on the radio, by afternoon I was vay busy going viral darling. Haha...it's been a wonderful day for spreading the message of the importance of organ donation, and has felt very special thanking my donor so publicly.Read More
After my transplant I was desperate for a blog post like this one, so I hope it gives a little guidance if you're on the recovery journey too.
Something I struggled with big time after my op was how to get back to fitness. With the best will in the world our NHS is so overrun it had no choice but to kick my ass out of hospital the moment I was safe to be let lose (10 days post op). Physiotherapists were, and quite rightly too, saved for those patients that couldn't walk, not those that wanted to run...Read More
Before Christmas I was lucky enough to be asked to speak at Organs for Organs, a Carol Concert with a difference. A collaboration between NHS Organ Donation and Mother London creative agency, hosted to raise awareness for organ donation.Read More
I'll keep saying it because it's true: being able to promote the importance of organ donation is a huge privilege! Being able to do it on the BBC is, well, it's a get-the-red-lippy-on sort of occasion!Read More
One year ago I went from running every day, all over the world, to having less than 48 hours to live. I still have to look at my scar to believe it. This story is an attempt to understand what happened.
It was first published in Like the Wind Magazine in July 2017.