Thursday, 25 June 2009

My month in pictures....

Today I am 8 months post transplant! I can't believe how quick it has gone! Life is as busy as ever at the mo so thought I would do a round up of this months events in pictures... Enjoy!

Making the most of finishing uni and celebrating my new life!
(I think I was the only one aware that this pic was being taken)

Spending time with friends!

Finding new ways to promote the campaign

These are what keep me alive! My anti-rejection (immunosuppresent drugs) - MMF (CellCept) Tacrolimus (Prograf) and Prednisolone (Steroids)

3 months supply of most of my tablets

London - outside Big Ben

My meeting with the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF)

After the meeting - I changed from my high heel shoes to my flats! (Mum thought it would be funny to take a pic!)

We stopped at Stratford-upon-Avon on the way home from London and saw where Shakespeare was born

I have enjoyed many afternoon naps with Abigial - snuggled up on the sofa!

She makes me smile!

and... she gives great cuddles!

Also this month... I received my prizes from University! The McCormick Prize for volunteering and the Citizenship prize for a selfless act! They arrived in the post as I didn't attend the service as I was not allowed to take anyone with me! There is an article here about it and I appeared in my local Warrington Newspaper too! I received 2 lovely certificates and 2 cheques, I'm going to think about what I am going to buy very carefully... I will let you know what I decide!

I also found out that I had passed my dissertation! This means I will definitely be graduating, at one point this year it was suggested to me that I could always give up and go back next year, due to me receiving my transplant, being in hospital and then recovering as well as the campaigning, going to university and doing all the assignments as well as the dissertation! I am so pleased that I carried on, I passed with 61% which doesn't sound a lot but this is a 2:1, I am really chuffed that I will be able to graduate with my friends. My Brother, his Wife and Abigail bought me a balloon, card and some flowers to say congratulations which was so kind of them! I get my results on the 6th, however I still have one assignment to do (as I was in hospital at the time it needed to be handed in), this will be done in August and then I will graduate in November!

That's it for now... I am at a children's party tomorrow morning, Emily is coming up about 2 o'clock and then we are off for a fab night out I'm sure....

Come on, Come on, Come on.... TAKE THAT... and PARTY!


  1. Love the photos, thanks for sharing them :) It sounds like you've had a busy but enjoyable month. Congratulations on your uni prizes and passing your dissertation :D

    I hope you and Emily have a great time tomorrow night :D I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

    Moll x x

  2. Well done on passing your degree especially with so much to juggle with etc too...Your family must be soooo proud of you!

    take care best wishes Elaine Rach & family xx