The 21st of December.
Today is seven years since my liver transplant. Still so grateful for the gift my donor’s family gave me; without them, I wouldn’t have seen that Christmas, let alone this one. I got a reindeer charm because the hospital had a reindeer for the children to see but I couldn’t even get out of bed. I think that was my hardest year. Unable to eat, drink or even move independently. It’s been a long journey to get here.
Nick went to his new home this morning! We thought they were coming at half ten but I wasn’t sure, so when they arrived at eleven, I don’t know if they were late but it didn’t matter. I went through the boring paperwork with the mum in the living room, while Mommy took the daughter through to Nick – the father and son stayed in the car because he didn’t feel great. When we got Nick into the cat basket, he got really stressed and was very claw-y. I couldn’t bear it. After they’d left, I had a bit of a cry. I’ve had some updates and he sounds like he’s going to be okay though, so I feel better about it now.
This afternoon I have been very busily crocheting and watching Miracle on 34th Street, then Shrek 2. Mommy fetched Christine from the station so now we are all here! Daddy’s going to have to go and get Taid from Wales on Christmas Eve because he’s too weak to get the train by himself after being poorly, and I will be keeping a safe distance so I don’t catch his bugs.
The 22nd of December.
I had a horrible dream last night that someone was going to throw me over a fence into a sea of barracudas and dead cats. I was very pleased to wake from that.
I haven’t been able to wear any eye make up today because my left eye has been really sore and I can’t work out why. I think it might be my new ointment – the QE pharmacy have changed brand – so we’re going to leave that off tonight and see what happens.
Had a trip to hospital early afternoon to have my potassium checked. There was a palaver when I arrived because they didn’t have any forms or stickers for me, but then Maureen appeared with all the necessary bits and pieces and we were away! In and out in fifteen minutes.
Had a brief period at home before having to go back out to Black Sheep to have my hair brightened up. After it was done, I wasn’t happy, because I’d misunderstood what James could do with just toner, so he did a full colour and I was much happier. I was there much longer than I originally anticipated, but it was worth it.
Now, to paint my nails for the third time today. I keep messing them up!