Weight battles...

by The Squirrell 27. January 2012 19:42

After a recent telling off at QEH I am BATTLING to

loose some weight...It is proving harder than I thought!


I have been trying everything and (dishearteningly) not

getting very far!



Any ideas?....


Happy Days!

by The Squirrell 10. January 2012 22:56

Brian just rang....


"Rejection free" !! I can breath again!!...


Slight problem with my blood tests, THEY GOT LOST!



(Presumably the new QEH labs are still settling in? SO

GP doing them so I can send samples up via carrier!)


Blood pressure and weight up, thats a concern, but I

have faith in QEH !!





by The Squirrell 8. January 2012 19:42

Back up to QEH tomorow for my 3 year



Hoping that Majid does my biopsy, as he is GOOD

and almost painless for the most part!!


Wish me luck followers!!


Found it...

by The Squirrell 5. January 2012 23:56

Found out what that scratching noise was under the bed!!






3 Years!!

by The Squirrell 2. January 2012 01:02

Today is my 3rd "Birthday"!!


It is the 3rd anniversary of my Heart transplant!


Today has been one of mixed emotions... I was having

a wonderful celebration lunch with my Jane, my parents

and the family, when my thoughts turned again to my

donors family, who's day was no doubt the opposite...


I will be eternally grateful to my donor for his generous

signing of his donor card, and of course to all the wonderful

staff at QEH who continue to support my journey...

Watch this space for 2012s journeys!!


About Matt.

My name's Matt. I was born with a congenital heart defect which hampered me in my youth, and sadly became a terminal conditon recently, and beyond the (amazing) care of the BRI-Bristol Heart team.

In 2008, my condition deteriorated, to a point I was happy to see Xmas 2008. I had prepared to die.

Then in January 2009, a late night phone call from QEH-Hospital Birmingham changed my world, when they offered me a heart transplant, if I could get there pronto!!

6 months on, after a rocky start, I am still alive, thanks to them!

Read on to see how my new life is taking shape, and my adventures to date!....



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