Janes canal Birthday....

by The Squirrell 28. August 2012 14:51

I had no idea what to do for my darlings Janes Birthday,

so I went a bit "Typical Matt" and with no experience, no

particular skill, and a dopey idea that "it might be fun", I

hired an electric launch !!


We went up the Bradford on Avon Canal (And I didn't hit

one boat!!) A memorable day thanks to my new ticker!


Some beautiful, tranquil, scenery...




Samuels growing fast....

by The Squirrell 15. August 2012 14:36

Thankfully all remains stable in Team Tansplant land !


Samuel however, is growing up fast and making good progress

with standing, "talking" and of course eating and sleeping!!


For those of you who have emailed here's some recent pics.... 


QEH meet up....

by The Squirrell 3. August 2012 11:27

Had a lovely day today...


When I was in QEH, "Big Phil" (An orderly) was SO kind to me, and helped

me enormously, not so much with my physical recovery, but my MENTAL

recovery and coming to terms with the new heart and lifestyle etc....


He has a similar outlook to me and the same awful, (often "black) humour"

I have and we hit it off.


When I left hospital we remained friends, and kept in touch. Toady we

had a QEH reunion and he got to meet Samuel (Sadly Jane could not

join us this time.)  We agreed that who would have thought almost 4 years

ago, we'd be sat having lunch together taking it in turns to entertain Samuel !!


To you Phil, I give my heartfelt (pardon the pun) Thanks!


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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