De Vingard wrote:...life's not always a chocolate cake...
Thank goodnes! I hate chocolate cake
Thanks guys. I'll be trying to keep as positive as I can, its only just starting to sink in though.
Its only one day since I've been given this diagnosis, and I won't be meeting the specialists until about a months time, when treatment regimes/medication will be dicussed and a full assessment is carried out.
Some offers have been amazing - 3 mates who are Paramedic's have offered, in the eventuality of me getting a transplant offer, to drive me to whichever hospital I'd need to be at whether they're on duty or not. Its really strange being on the receiving end of NHS treatment after years of working in the National Health Service.
It seems cruel to have had, in one day, the vast majority of my dreams shattered, be they climbing or riding goals, but the hardest one is that I'll not be able to do my EMT/Paramedic training. On the other hand I've made some great friends, been to some great places unlike the patients on the ward above me (a childrens intensive care unit specializing in ECMO
) who haven't lived much at all. At the moment the symptoms just mean that I've stopped riding until I get told if its safe, but will still be climbing.
I'll keep you all updated though. Thank you for the support guys, it does help with a positive mindset