Mark Jordan producer of ITV's the Tonight programme has one going out this Thursday 30th August 7.30pm on ITV about kidney donation. I get my 5 minutes of fame appearing in the programme talking about my kidney donation experience along with my views on various controversial methods of getting a kidney. Richard Pitman, ex jockey and broadaster will also be appearing, along with other people I don't know. The programme description is:
This week, a…
Posted on August 28, 2012 at 10:37 — 5 Comments
If like me, standard thyroid medication - levothyroxine - does not work for you 'cos you don't convert to T3 and so when saying how ill you still feel to your doctor and reel off the symptoms, your doctor greets you with
" I wish you women wouldn't keep blaming your thyroid for everything. Just look at your age? And your menopausal!" and ushers you out the door" you feel like screaming.
So I have to pay privately for diagnostic tests and get them interpreted privately and pay…Continue
Posted on November 28, 2011 at 18:24 — 9 Comments
Giving your kidney to someone you don't know is called Altruistic donation or non-directed donation.
The oldest altruistic donor in the UK is 82 years old. The youngest is 25 years old.
One of the advantages of getting older is that I no longer have any dependants and so have the total freedom to do as I please! My son, Matthew, had long left home and set up his own life. I was at a stage in my life where I was free to do my own thing. Someone I knew abroad donated…Continue
Posted on November 2, 2011 at 11:58 — 5 Comments