Well D-Day is nearly here! My Battlefront Programme airs tomorrow!
I can't believe how much support I have had from family, friends and complete strangers it means so much!
I am really nervous about watching tomorrow, I will probably do so behind a cushion! (I still haven't watched the GMTV interview.) I have no idea how it has been edited, what has been cut and what they have kept... I will see it at exactly the same time as everyone else! I'm afraid that I am going to come across as a complete emotional wreck, as I did cry on a few occasions!
I went to Clinic today for blood tests and everyone was so nice, the nurses on the two renal wards are going to club together to get two tv cards to watch me! I put up posters around the hospital about the programme airing and I spoke to Mr Bakran's secretary so she could let him know that the programme will be on. All went well at the clinic, I didn't see a Doctor - as this was just a blood clinic, I did mention to the nurse about the problems with my knee and she did some extra tests so I will find out what this means on Monday when I do see a Doctor at the transplant clinic.
I have been asked to do a few talks recently, public speaking is not my forte so I am not too keen, but I think I might just have to bite the bullet and do it, otherwise I will get nowhere with the campaign! I have been asked to do some talks on organ donation but also a talk to renal patients about dialysis and kidney transplants etc! I wish that when I was first diagnosed this had been an option to me, but as I "Crash landed" as they say (diagnosed over night and straight on dialysis) this just wasn't possible.
I have been trying to get into the media for a last push before the programme, I have managed to get articles in two local newspapers, The Warrington Guardian and The Manchester Evening News, so they will be in tomorrows papers and will hopefully encourage more people to tune in!
Finally I am really chuffed to say that this week I found out I had won the McCormick prize for volunteering (the one I had to reluctantly nominate myself for) but I was also really surprised to find out that I had won another citizenship prize for a selfless act in the community! The prize giving is on the 5th June so I will keep you updated...
So tune in, Tomorrow, Channel 4, 11.30am!
No going back now!
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