Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Long time no post!

Ooops, sorry for the huge lack of posting on this blog, hopefully those who follow my
main blog will know that it is because I have been out and about doing an awful lot of living, so for good reasons!

It has taken me some time to get back to strength from my last infection, but I am gradually getting less breathless and able to do more. when I first came out of hospital I was extremely breathless moving from one room to the next, but now I am much more mobile, which in turn will help strengthen my lungs further, hurrah! My physio came yesterday and checked my lung function and oxygen saturations, both of which are fine and stable. I am building up again on the walking front, and itching to get back to my good old wanders down the road.

It is National Transplant Week this week, and excitingly Emma and I were invited to the launch at the House of Lords, where I did a speech (which Emma was forced to contribute to due to my lungs not liking the idea of talking solidly for 10 minutes).

We have also been on various news items both on TV and radio round the country, so a busy week, but a good one. Whilst talking is infact like training, as it leaves me very tired (although some may dispute whether that is due to poorly lungs or the sheer volume of chat) I think it is really time that I got my training back on track, so will be dragging my sister down the road with me once more in the very near future - watch this space!

Photo 1: Sue Saville interviewing us for ITV news.

Photo 2: Me and my "I'm serious here" face and excessive gesturing.

On first attempt at publishing this blog I appear to have got far too over excited and published it three times, perhaps subconsciously trying to make up for the long gaps between updates. Hopefully it's correct now!


Elaine & Rach said...

Just wanted to say what a fantastic job of promotiong organ donation etc through publicity etc. Saw you on GMTV, HTV local news and Itv really did make us feel soo proud to see promotion the need for more organ donors etc. Have made a doantion to your sponser event and want to let you know how you are all so amazing.Rach has been doing lots of organ donation/promotion at her 6th form in Wilts and Rach has been wearing her givelifelivelife t shirt with great pride too.

best wishes to you Emily & Emma 'go girls' ;) hugz Elaine & Rach & family.xxxxxx
ps your blog is fab :D

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I have stumbled onto your site thru looking at hospitals who have facilities to treat lung transplant receipients! I had a lung transplant on March 28 this year, things are going really well! I hope to travel to UK next March. I have read all about you guys - keep positive - never lose site of the mountains - regards Heather (Australia)