Sunday, 16 August 2009

Still here

I have neglected this blog for long enough... Were any of you readers worried?

I'm pleased to say that my Tacrolimus levels are back to normal, no idea what caused them to go sky high, maybe interactions between tablets. I have a clinic appointment on 24th August so will be getting my levels checked before that date. I will also be speaking to the doc about my Sodium Bicarb tablets, I was lazy recently and wasn't taking as many as I should, but now I am taking the prescribed dose I keep getting bad stomach pains, so I will see if there is an alternative tablet I can take.

So what have I been up to... (short but sweet)

  • I have been enjoying spending time with friends, having a good old gossip, playing drinking games and having lots of fun in a hot tub!
  • I have also spoke to a journalist who was keen to hear my story, if I find out anymore about this I will let you know.
  • I have been doing Uni Work, as some of you may no when I was recovering from my transplant I had to defer an assignment... luckily it was only one, I completed some of them from home without attending lectures. I have to create an A1 poster on Leadership in Early Childhood settings and a 1600 word essay to back the information up. I am making good progress with this so I am hoping it goes well when I present on the 26th August.
  • I had my shoot for the Gifts of Life project! This was lots of fun, Sarah, Wills and I wandered around Manchester while she took pictures of me in various places! Including some eating an Ice-Cream! Can't wait to see them. You can get an account of the shoot here on the Gifts of Life blog. We then had lunch and made our way to the train station, I got the train home on my OWN!

Heres a picture from the shoot - me enjoying my ice-cream, which I couldn't really have before transplant because of my fluid restriction.

I'm getting good at this doing stuff on my own lark, this was good practice for me traveling to London on Saturday for the Live Life Then Give Life's advocate weekend, I am so looking forward to it, although I am still a bit nervous, this will be my furthest trip away from home and I will be staying in the hotel on my own. I know its got to be done and I will wonder what I have been worried about all this time. Watch out you guys... I will be traveling up and down the country soon and will need places to stay!

I think that's about it for now, will try and update on my goings on this week before I head off on Saturday, and I will try to make it a more interesting blog (without bullet points)!


  1. Glad to hear your Tac level has settled again Holly. I hope it continues to behave itself. Mine has dropped and risen in the past for no obvious reason, so I guess it can just be one of those things. Sorry to hear you're getting stomach pains from some of your tablets, I hope you can swap to a different tablet, as stomach pains are horrible.

    Glad to hear you've been having lots of fun over the last few weeks :) And well done with your progress on your final uni assignment. The photoshoot photos are lovely.

    I hope all goes well when you travel to London on your own this weekend. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you return.

    Take care Holly.
    Moll x x