Black liver :/

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Wednesday 4th to Thursday 5th November

I was tired when I woke up this morning and my body was aching just a bit more than normal, I’m guessing as a result of work yesterday. But I had a lot of jobs that had mounted up over the last couple of days, so I just got on with doing those.

In the evening I watched the last in the series of Gift of Life. This week it was a young man that had a heart transplant and a woman that had a double lung transplant. I’ve enjoyed watching that. I find all this kind of thing very interesting now. I would have definitely agreed to have had my story followed and filmed if I had the chance. And imagine being able to watch back your own transplant operation. A great thing in my opinion to be able to look back on.

I did manage to get a photo of my actual liver though! We asked before my transplants that if it was possible please could they take a photo. They can’t promise anything, as obviously it depends on how everything goes when they are taking it out I guess, but they managed to do it for meπŸ˜ƒ And here it is.

  

Looks very solid to me and black!! No wonder I felt so ill before they took it out :/  

I hope my new liver now looks a bit more like this one.

Oh it’s weird when you think about it all isn’t it? I now haven’t got the liver I was born with and that grew inside me for many years because something went wrong inside my body and that turned it into this black thing and stopped it from working. So then some very clever people had a dig about inside my body and replaced it with another one that I am very lucky and extremely grateful to have received. Twice …

On Thursday I decided I was going to give the bathroom a bit of a spring clean. This actually really hurt my back but I had decided that’s what I was going to do and I wanted to finish it.

No evening walk for me this week as two of the ladies I go with were on holiday. I don’t think I could have managed it anyway after spending most of the day, on and off, in the bathroom! And I need to be fit enough for work again in the morning! I did miss my walk though 😦

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