2021 Transplantiversary

2021 Transplantiversary

My 2021 transplantiversary marks the TENTH year of my transplant! It feels like a real achievement, and I feel like I should get it a gift to commemorate the day we met.

Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

I was trying to work out what happened to last year’s celebration, but then I remembered I had a stroke last September and was busy freaking out about not being able to string a sentence together to save my life.

So no doubting the situation is better this year!

The Kidney

Weirdly enough, it’s stable.

Possibly as I’ve slimmed down a bit, got fitter and increased my endurance. Mainly through taking Clever Girl for walks, but also eating better and getting more sleep.

I still have problems with sodium (salt) – it’s my kryptonite. I love salty Asian food, and would rather eat a bag of chips than a cake… But I’m snacking less, so it’s not all bad.

The Body

The body is not doing too badly either, though I’m dying for a haircut. Post Covid has made hair appointments as rare as hen’s teeth and I haven’t been able to get in any earlier than December – at least I’ll be good for Christmas!

My skin has become more sensitive the longer I’ve been taking the immune suppression, so I need to look for another sunscreen, and get into the routine of applying it more frequently.

And now that my voice came back, and I’m better at focusing, I think it might be time to rethink my presence.

The Work

I’ve written a lot, and published these new books:

Which looks like a lot, though looking back, doesn’t seem like much.

And some of my older short stories too:

So I’m pretty proud of that.

The Verdict

I’m going to go ahead and say that despite the early signs, the 2021 Transplantiversary, my tenth, marks my most successful year to date.

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3rd November 2021

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