Thursday 28th to Friday 29th July

Even the regular parking attendant man at the Park & Ride said I looked tired when I arrived there this morning! And I was incredibly tired. I felt as if there was just nothing left in my body. I think everything must have caught up with me πŸ˜–

But I think my volunteering visit to the John Radcliffe was successful this Thursday morning. I went to visit a man that wasn’t keen to talk at first and then it ended up with him saying to me ‘I’ve told you more about my life than I’ve told anyone and in a very short space of time!’ His story was heartbreaking at times really. I do hope he will be okay and I hope that my visit was of some use to him. I then went to find Mark and while we were chatting the other men on the ward started to join in too. 

I didn’t really have the time to spare but I drove into Banbury afterwards to do a bit of shopping and I also needed to return some things I had previously bought, as I knew I wasnt going to be able to do it at the weekend.

I went for my walk in the evening. I did notice when I got back that my feet and toes were particularly painful this week. 

And then even though I was tired I thought I had better make a start on getting some packing underway for my holiday. It was a bit of an effort but I made myself go up to my bedroom to sort out some clothes!

The British Transplant Games have started today until 31st July. 

‘They have been in existence for over 30 years. Developed by the Transplant Surgeon Maurice Slapack in 1978 the Games was originally an international event welcoming teams from France, Greece and even the USA, today the British Transplant Games see teams from hospitals across the UK come together to compete. Many athletes also go on to take part at the World Transplant Games.

The Games help deliver Transplant Sport’s aim to demonstrate the benefits of transplantation whilst increasing public awareness of the need for more people to join the NHS Organ Donation Register and discuss their wishes with their families.
They have been staged annually since 1978 in cities across the UK and this year’s Games will be held in Liverpool’.
So over the four days there are over 25 different sporting events, over 700 recipients take part and it is watched by over 1,250 supporters.

I wish everyone taking part the best of luck. Maybe one day I will be one of those people! But goodness knows what event I would take part in πŸ˜‚

On Friday I went to work as normal and then spent the rest of the day and evening doing final packing and tidying up the house a bit so at least I left it in a half decent state before I went away.

And then Robyn gave me this, before I left with my suitcase and bags to go to Gary’s.

She’s so kind 😊

Time for a recap on all my recent results just so that you are up to date with it all! 

The incision from having my mole removed has all healed nicely and the result from that was a ‘harmless non cancerous lesion’.

The ‘wart’ on my lip has gone, I have no scar there and thankfully there is no signs of it coming back at the minute. This apparently was ‘solar keratosis’ which is the most common skin condition resulting from skin damaged by the sun over many years. ‘Solar keratoses’ are usually rough, scaly patches on sun-exposed areas such as the head and face. They are common, especially in older people, many of whom have more than one. But thankfully so far I have only had this one!

The result from my ultrasound (because of my heavy bleeding) was that I have not got fibroids, so that was good news. I think maybe that must have been just one of those things as, thank goodness, I haven’t suffered with it again. 

I am still waiting for my blood results to get back to my doctor’s surgery to see if CMV was the cause of my recent illness.

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned that I recently got a call from my GP telling me that my uric acid (urate) level in my blood was too high so I needed to pick up a prescription for some tablets which I would need to take ☹️ This can cause Gout, which is a form of arthritis, so I guess I need to not be stubborn and take the medication. I have to get my blood taken again in a month’s time to re-check the level.

At least some of the results are good so far 😐

4 responses »

  1. is there a catergory for ‘hoarding’ in the transplant games !! that would be an easy gold medal for you , mind you john would give you a run for your money , hes had a hip replacement does that count as a transplant ! ha ha !!!!!


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