A “Good Enough” Recipient?

Sometimes, I compare myself to other patients. Thanks to both my level of charity involvement and the wonders of social media, I am pretty well-connected to a large number of other renal patients, all in different situations and with different experiences. Some are “much worse” than me. They have stories, from a health perspective, a […]

The other side of the story; Dear Holly

Several months ago, I mentioned having written a letter to the family of my donor. I did this not only to say thank you, but also because I wanted his family to see that I was a real, live person whose life has been changed by their loved one. I also wrote it knowing that out […]

Finding the path

After I’d sat down and written about everything that happened to me in the last year and a bit, plus another couple of posts inspired by conversations I have had with people, I realised I had reached the point where I had to decide what on earth to write about next! I have a huge file […]

Walking towards Hope

Hi, I’m Holly, and every day of my life I struggle with negativity. For as long as I can remember, even before I got sick, I have been more than just a glass half empty person. I’ve been the type of person who worries about leaving the glass somewhere it could tip over and spill, or […]