Xmas 2013...

by The Squirrell 25. December 2013 23:11

A huge milestone marked...Another Christmas....


We had a lovely day, and I relished every minute of

love and laughter with my family. BUT this was tinged

with sadness and empathy for my donors family

who had another Xmas without a loved one at the table.


My thoughts go out to them with much love and respect....



New Wellie boots !...

by The Squirrell 3. December 2013 23:13

Samuel got his FIRST (Of many to come) pair

of Wellies today!


He mastered getting them on okay, and so we

celebrated (With an exhausted Nanny) in the

garden finding things to sweep up, splash amongst,

roll in, and wade through in dry warmth!


It was a cold, invigorating day, but my wonderous new ticker

kept me warm and propelled throughout. Today was good day

when all the tablet woes, achy joints, upset tummy, lethergy etc

went away and Samuel and I had laughter and love doing "Man things"

in the garden!


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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