Samuels first swing!

by The Squirrell 12. July 2012 13:20

After my transplant the simplest of things take on new meaning

and hold an enjoyment overlooked by those unfortunate enough

not to have stared death in the face!


People go through life missing the joy of the life changing

events that happen everyday for someone!


Having now got Samuel in my life, watching him discover things

we take for granted is a wonderous thing....TODAY HE LEARNT

ABOUT (Albeit wrapped in my coat!) THE JOY OF SWINGS!!




Samuel 8 months today!!....

by The Squirrell 8. July 2012 08:39

To those who have asked me how the little man is

coming on, he's 8 MONTHS old today!  (Time flies!!)


He is loved by all...He has just had cuddles with his GREAT

(In every sense) Grandmother!!


He wakes up smiling, and that seems to carry on all

day (full tummy and empty nappy prevailing!!)


Thanks to my wonderful donor, I get to watch this little

life grow, learn, laugh, cry, smile, and be loved by everyone he

encounters.... Thanks to everyone who has got me this far

and continues to support us all in this next phase of life....

Here's a synopsis of recent events in pictures!


Dads treat....

by The Squirrell 7. July 2012 12:33

What to get the man who has everything he needs, or wants

for his birthday?!


In "Typical Matt" style, I had a bright idea, that

(Oddly enough) Jane and Mum agreed was a valid one, so....

(I am not used to them agreeing that my "Ideas" are sensible!)


I chartered a Helicopter for him, to have a fly about in and see

some of the country side he drives through, from a different perspective!


I would have loved you to have seen Samuel...Mum was holding him when the

Helicopter (Approx 30 feet from us) powered up and took off....I WAS almost blown away, and poor Samuel lost his hat and "Nanny" had to take

a few steps back to catch her balance! (He was unphased if a little surprised!!)


Dad LOVED it, so maybe he can go again when my bank manager has

recovered from his stroke?!   ;-)



QEH today....

by The Squirrell 2. July 2012 22:30

Had my check up at QEH today...


ALWAYS an axious time for me! 


I drove myself up for my (yawns) 8.00am appointment and various

tests etc.


GREAT news was that all was looking okay and no dramtic changes from my last visit! Now not got to go back for 6 months!!  

HOORAH!!   :-)


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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