My Liver Transplant done in - 18/04/2002
My mobile rang about 10:00 pm of 17-04-2002 while I was watching TV.
That was the transplant coordinator of St Vincents Hospital in Dublin telling me that a suitable Liver had arise for me and that I had one hour to get ready as one ambulance is going to pick me up.
Although I was waiting for this call for one year you are never really ready and for some moments I've questioned myself if that call really happened......
My Transplant was
going to take place in Kings College Hospital, and I was very impressed
with all the organization and how quick they take me from Dublin to
London. It was like being a "VIP" for one night as I got carried away from
the ambulance to the military plain and in Heathrow to another ambulance
in less than 3 hours I was in the hospital bed doing tests.
But everything went
well and the operation started at 9:00 am of 18-04-2002, I've waked up at
04:00 pm in Intensive care.
I know that I also have to take it easy especially in the beginning but the idea of loving, having children and grow old is now a reality and that's very important to keep me going.
My Father never
prepared me for this, but I think that the time has finally arrived; it's
time to let him rest and say good-bye.
I would like to say thanks to all the ones that helped me thought out this process in so many ways and especially to my mother and my wife.