Jan 2018 MOT

by The Squirrell 8. January 2018 21:22

Just back from QEH for my "MOT".


Happily 2017 was a good one health wise, and they

and content with progress. No meds changes and onwards into 2018 !


Thanks to all for your support, love, kind messages etc.


It is MUCH appreciated !


Dec/Xmas 2015

by The Squirrell 30. December 2015 23:24

Merry Xmas followers !


As 2015 winds up, we celebrate...


Not really the over commercialism of the period! But

the fact we are all together, healthy (ish!) and embracing

the love and laughter that 2015 bought to us all...


Bring on 2016 !...




November 2015

by The Squirrell 16. November 2015 23:17

As winter creeps closer, we hunker down !


Health seems ok at present, due for an MOT

soon, so anxiety builds as it approaches, with

ever more hope of good news after the test are done.


Lifes adventures keep coming, and we embrace them all !



And Sam turns 4 !!.....


October 2015

by The Squirrell 17. October 2015 23:12

Happily an uneventful month...


"No news is good news !".......Had another lovely


Birthday with my Mum...


Sept 2015

by The Squirrell 16. September 2015 23:03

Happily the health remains stable...


Weight coming off a bit, trying to eat less,

exercise more, as I find the pills make me more

hungry and prone to "binges"!




Still keeping the "Carpe Diem" attitude though!


1st Day at school

by The Squirrell 4. September 2015 23:11

Here's a milestone I thought I would NEVER

get to see...


My little lads first day at school....


August 2015

by The Squirrell 1. August 2015 22:55

As 2015 ebbs to a close, and autumn

draws in, I thank all around for the love

and support, and QEH for keeping me going and

the ongoing monitoring and med's juggling to keep

me as sane as possible !


July 2015

by The Squirrell 13. July 2015 22:47

Still we enjoy life, take the pills

and keep fingers crossed for more

days to relish...



Sam and I put flowers


on my brothers stone, we remember him with love on his Birthday...


June 2015

by The Squirrell 16. June 2015 22:34

Fun in the Sun...


Picked up a bug that i am strugging to shift, but hopeful

to stay out of hospital and Doctors !!



Le Man 2015

by The Squirrell 15. June 2015 22:39

A lovely weeeknd, with old friends.


Le Man 24Hr race in France for the weekend !


Laughter, beer, camping, and more laughter...

A remedy for any medical woes!


About Matt.

My name's Matt. I was born with a congenital heart defect which hampered me in my youth, and sadly became a terminal conditon recently, and beyond the (amazing) care of the BRI-Bristol Heart team.

In 2008, my condition deteriorated, to a point I was happy to see Xmas 2008. I had prepared to die.

Then in January 2009, a late night phone call from QEH-Hospital Birmingham changed my world, when they offered me a heart transplant, if I could get there pronto!!

6 months on, after a rocky start, I am still alive, thanks to them!

Read on to see how my new life is taking shape, and my adventures to date!....



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