Unsurprisingly, having as many hospital appointments to attend as I do isn’t fun. However, this week I’ve been to two appointments and come away smiling!
On Monday, I got the fantastic news that on 4th January, after exactly a year on antibiotics, I will take my last little red and yellow pill. The medication has been part of my life for so long now that I’m really excited to turn off the alarms that go off on my phone three times a day. I’ll hopefully also be a little bit less tired and less hungry all the time!
Then, on Thursday I had an appointment with the Ear Nose and Throat team. Everything looks good and they’ve put me on the waiting list for my final surgery. The wait list is currently four to five months, so I’m hoping that by next summer I’ll be able to put all of this illness behind me! It also means that I get one more shot at rocking this awesome hair style!
Whilst I can beat the illness and be cleared of infection, I’ll have the lasting effects of a brain injury far beyond next summer. Whilst the brain can heal, it’s much slower to heal and I might never get back to where I was pre brain injury.
Headway have helped me move in leaps and bounds already and I’m so excited for the fundraising plans I’ve got over the next few months!
Running is going well, even in the cold and I’m really humbled by some of the amazing donations people are making.
In addition to running the marathon, I’m organising and hosting a pub quiz and silent auction in Oxford on 19th February. I’ve had huge support from businesses in Oxford so far, but I’d love it if some of my readers could donate an auction lot or two. Maybe you have some sports memorabilia in the attic that you don’t want? Or a holiday home that you could spare for a few days? I’d love to hear from you. Just use the contact form on my blog or send me a message on social media. If you want to come to the event, then tickets will be on sale soon after the new year. There are just a few details to iron out!
Finally, listen out for me on the Kat Orman show on BBC Radio Oxford on Tuesday 17th December. Kat and her team have asked me to come in and tell my story to their listeners and I’m so grateful for the opportunity!
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