I had the phone call yesterday from Papworth hospital to tell me I am now on the waiting list for a single lung transplant. My bag is packed and waiting in the spare bedroom. I am on a mission now to eat whatever I fancy to gain some weight. Many of you will know how difficult this is, due to lack of appetite and tiredness. Emotions all over the place, knowing what it will cost someone else. It has been nearly a year since the doctor at Royal Brompton said he would refer me to Papworth and up till now I have pushed it to the back of my mind. But as soon as I had a 3 day assessment early in December things have moved on and it is, of course, the biggest thing on my mind. I need to push it back again and get on with living.
I am very grateful that I now have another choice.