It has been one month since I received my new Liver and I have been home now for 2 weeks. Eating quite well and over the past week I have gained 1.5 k. I now weigh in at 74-5 k. My fighting weight is 85 k. So there is a great deal of eating to be done.
Although I have been keeping myself clean with wash downs, I have only recently been allowed to bathe fully. “Shock horror”… when I saw myself naked in the mirror “oh dear me” My backside has disappeared, I can span my thigh with two hands and my ribs are standing proud. (don’t know if “proud” is the correct terminology here) I look like an emaciated dog. Well that is in my opinion, as I am used to seeing myself with a good and healthy covering of rippling flesh. However, learning that I had gained a little wight over the past week, was most heartening.
On the downside, I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This is a whole new experience for me. I am no fool but then neither am I an expert on diabetes and the regimes that it involves. My pool of knowledge regarding the subject, is but a very small puddle of murky water. But I have learned much from reading e/mails sent from your friend and mine. The Lady of the Cape. “Curious Kate” Her e/mails were most enlightening. Thank you Kate. To the end of the World , you are a shining example of kindness.
Today dawned, the gales had abated and not a cloud in the sky. A wonderful crisp/clear Autumn morning. I had not been out of the house walking, since before i had my transplant. I have been sat under house arrest it seemed, day after day licking my wounds.
Around 11am Dave an old friend of many many years standing called. He asked if I would like to go for a drive out somewhere. I nearly bit his hand off 🙂
So throwing some warm clothes on, we were soon heading for the hills. the Cleveland hills that is. To the lovely village of Great Ayton. I have many memories associated the place. A beautiful place with the most tastiest of Ice cream. “Yes I know it has sugar in it, But flaming hells fire damn it, it was my Holliday out. Today has been a good day The first of many more to come, I trust. I am recovering slowly but surely, and one fine day I shall be a none smoker. “Or is that just another impossible dream. We shall see 🙂
Dave is a clever man and I like him. He always knows wich way the wind is blowing.
I could feel the warmth of the sun kissing my cheek and it was nice.
Until the next time.