by The Squirrell 26. May 2010 03:57

QEH rang...

Rejection still low!...(Wipes brow!)

Got to alter medications a bit, but otherwise okay for a while!

SO pleased, as I was convinced I had rejection, as I felt very achy,

breathless, hold and cold, lethergic, maybe I just got symptoms

confused with a BAD cold I just had?! Back up there begining of July....

Happy Squirrell !!



by The Squirrell 21. May 2010 02:44

Off to QEH Monday, for operation/Biopsy, Xray, ECG,

Echo, Blood tests etc, to check for rejection....

Feeling lousy, achy, legs heavy, lethargic, sleepy,

no energy.  Got STINKING cold/bug to! . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Wish me luck!


Mother Nature......

by The Squirrell 17. May 2010 09:44

Mother nature fascinates me!........

Whilst clearing a freinds pond, the diversity of life was

amazing! Creatures of all shapes and sizes that had

found the pond (That is out in the middle of nowhere!)

and were happily living and breeding!

As you know, Greater Crested Newts are protected by law,

and it was wonderful, to fill 2 buckets with them!! Also I had

forgotten what awsome and menacing creatures Dragon Fly Nymphs


All accompanied by the sun, and a big, happy, healthy Toad!


Squirrell GeoCache!.....

by The Squirrell 7. May 2010 08:27

Got the GeoCaching bug now!........

Decision made to place and upload a "Squirrell Cache"!

After finding a suitable and water tight container to bury,

I decided I would use this new  and increasing popular

hobby to promote the organ donation register etc!

(Any excuse to get more donors registered and a fun and

novel way to do it?!)

I crammed my "Cache" with donor card applications, put in a

few balloons, pens, donor "Gonks" and a few

trinkets for the kids? (As it appears families take the kids on these hunts

as a cheap and fun day out?) Then I put in a fun scroll to read, about when and

why I put this stuff in!

I worried about it being found okay, so chose a good, easy to find location under

our HUGE local Ash Tree, and decided to mark the hole with a "Squirrell" stone

to make locating the burial site easy and entertaining! I cut a stencil of a

Squirrell, sprayed in onto a stone slab and dragged it to my spot!!....

Wait and see if anyone finds it now,and keep an eye on my "Cache Log"!!




by The Squirrell 5. May 2010 05:17

Found a top new excuse for a walk!....

(Not that I need an "excuse" with my great new ticker!

Love to walk, JUST BECAUSE I CAN!!....) !

Its a fantastic idea to make going out for a walk fun and exciting!

The premise is simple. You set up/join (Free!) and then have access

to the GEO-graphical CACHE -stashes! People hide/bury "Caches" along

foot paths, public areas etc and then post the co-ordinates as a kind

of "Treasure Hunt"! The rules are simple. You respect the users and the

web sites ethics etc, and play fairly! Everytime you find a "Cache" you

open it, take something (small toys/trinkets/novelties/pen etc) write a

note in the visitors book in the box/container, put your own thing in to

replace the taken item, reseal-rebury it, log on and update the cache

log so the original stasher knows who's been to thier "Treasure"!

My friend Lewis and I decided to try it, and found our first one! It was

so exciting looking for it, and we eventually found it hidden low down in

some tree branches, in a clump of trees in the middle of a field! We found

all sorts of things, and read the various visitors notes, and found an E-trackable

token, which we will "re-locate"!

We had a great walk in the fresh air some laughs trying to find the Cache!

The Squirrell will have to do one now! 


(Watch this space!)




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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