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Manic week

Posted by Oli on Sunday 17th February, 2008

Without doubt the last 7 days have been the busiest I’ve had in a very long time – pre- or post-transplant.

It’s been a whirlwind of trips here, there and everywhere that’s taken up the entire week without either K or I having time to properly draw breath.  We are both shattered.  I don’t know about her, but I feel shattered in a wonderful, sense-of-achievement kind of way.  K may just be shattered from trying to slow me down all week! (Not in a bad, I-don’t-want-you-to-have-fun kind of way, more a whoa-there-boy-you’re-new-lungs-are-only-three-months-old kind of way…)

I must apologise for the distinct quietness of the blog – I have attempted to redress the balance with a few days’ updates all at once this evening, because I feel terribly guilty for having neglected it all this week, although the truth is when I haven’t been either working or sleeping, I’ve been out and about this week.

Since Monday we’ve been to Stoke Mandeville, Oxford, Harrow, Olney, Deanshanger and Willen, not to mention the shopping trips, gym-visits, cups of tea and various odd-jobs which have taken us all over Milton Keynes.

Next week is looking like it might be mildly more sedate, although being half-term there is the chance to spend some time with my Godsons for the first time since my op, which I’m looking forward to more than just about anything I’ve had the chance to experience so far in the 13 weeks since I have my blowers swapped out for a shiny new pair.

I dearly hope the next week will bring a) more regular blog updates b) more pages completed on the new script (19 down, but none written over the weekend) and c) more firsts for the book of wonderment.


4 Responses to “Manic week”

  1. Bruce said

    You better. *shakes fist*

    I’m sure Elaine will back me up.


  2. Kat said

    Hi Oli, my name’s Kat, I’m a friend of Emily Thackray! I’ve been reading your posts since your transplant, and first of all I’d like to say how happy I am for you! 🙂 You really seem to be making the most of your new lungs, and enjoying life, which is great to read about!

    This might sound a bit strange, but I was wondering if I could email you and ask you some questions for my uni dissertation, which is on the use of lung transplants for people with CF? I’ll explain more via email, if you don’t mind helping me out?!

    Thank you! 🙂
    Kat x

  3. Audrey said

    Please don’t feel bad for not updating your blog, your readers will be delighted that you’re busy!!

    Great to read that everything’s going well 🙂

  4. Hayley said

    Hi Oli and Kati, it was fab to see both of you on Monday afternoon, I didn’t want to let you go Oli I could have hugged you for ever and Kati you are a wonderful person and we are really excited about finally meeting you and getting to know you. All Robert can talk about is Oli and Kati he was so thrilled to meet you and play PS3 with you both, show you his bedroom and just spend time with you. We have all been desperately waiting to see you both for such a long time and finally the day arrived. We are truly blessed to have you both in our lives and are looking forward to cooking that roast for you both in a couple of weeks.
    Love to you both
    David, Hayley and of course Robert xxxxxxxxx

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