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hollyvshaw Patient Expert

My name's Holly Shaw and I'm 21 years old... I am in my 3rd year at Chester University (Warrington campus) doing an Early Childhood Studies degree! At the beginning of 2005 I was diagnosed with Kidney failure and dialysed 3 x a week for 4 years. I received my new kidney on 25th October 2008. It... Full Bio
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Quick one... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Just a quick one (I promise), just to say I had a lovely weekend with my Mum and Abigail, lots of playing and giggles! On the Sunday The guys arrived home from Wembley at ... Read on »
Step forward... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Another step forward... I went to the hospital in Liverpool today ON MY OWN! I am not the most confident when it comes to driving on the motorway but have had a few pract ... Read on »
I did it... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well as the title suggests, I did it! I went to London all on my own! I haven't updated the blog in a while... I bet you all thought I got lost in the Big smoke didn't yo ... Read on »
Still here by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I have neglected this blog for long enough... Were any of you readers worried? I'm pleased to say that my Tacrolimus levels are back to normal, no idea what caused them t ... Read on »
Putting things into perspecitve... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Just a quick one to say all is well. Some of you may be Facebook friends and might have noticed over the past few days that I have been keeping you up to date about what ... Read on »
Stockley Farm by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure We took Abigail to Stockley farm this week! We started and finished the day out with a trip in a tractor and trailer. Abigail really enjoyed looking at all the animal ... Read on »
LLTGL on ThanksTo.com by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I love ThanksTo.com at the minute! Its a great website which is a new way to thank the people who have really made a difference to your life. It could be a teacher who inspire ... Read on »
We're all going on a summer holiday... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure A quick blog before I finish my packing for my first summer holiday POST TRANSPLANT! It will also be my first holiday with Abigail... I'm so looking forward to it! H ... Read on »
LLTGL talks by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure So this week like I have already said is National Transplant Week... (5th July - 12th July), to mark this Turton High School in Bolton requested that a representative from Liv ... Read on »
Engage Magazine by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I am on the front cover of engage! Here is a snippit from the National Council of Voluntary Organisations... Getting your message heard in a world that seem ... Read on »
Pictures from the DFN weekend... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Here are the pictures I promised you from the Donor Family Network weekend. These are some memories I will treasure forever. Me and Oli Pauline and Will ... Read on »
Emotional but enjoyable.... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure As the title suggests it was an emotional but enjoyable weekend, full of moving stories and inspirational people. Firstly... I survived the train journey, YAY! I don't kn ... Read on »
The Gift of Life debut talk.... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Yesterday me and my friend Sally got up at the crack of dawn (well 6.30, which is the crack of dawn for students like us!) We were driven to Westhoughton High School in Bolton ... Read on »
Fundraising for LLTGL by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Ok so I've wanted to do a big event to raise some funds for Live Life Then Give Life for a while now! I Spoke to a fellow kidney transplant patient yesterday and he said ... Read on »
A big step... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure ... well not for most people, but for me it is! On Saturday I will be getting the train down to Birmingham ON MY OWN! This is the first time I will have done this since ... Read on »
Come on, Come on, Come on... TAKE THAT... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure ... and party! That's exactly what we did! Me, Emily, Fiona (bro's wife) and Lisa (Fiona's friend) had a fantastic night. The boys put on a fabulous show with lots of ... Read on »
My month in pictures.... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Today I am 8 months post transplant! I can't believe how quick it has gone! Life is as busy as ever at the mo so thought I would do a round up of this months events in picture ... Read on »
A personal story... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I always think the best way to reach people and encourage them to think about organ donation is sharing personal stories. These often have the most impact and maybe prompt pe ... Read on »
LLTGL and My Sisters Keeper by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure As I have talked about previously, On 26th June 2009, My Sister's Keeper is being released in cinemas throughout the UK, the main theme of the film is blood, bone mar ... Read on »
Busy Times ahead.... by hollyvshaw Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure So my diary is looking pretty chocker in the next coming months! Thought I would keep you in the loop so that you might understand if I neglect my blog! Tomorrow - I'm go ... Read on »