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loulou_787

Surrey, United Kingdom
I am a 28 year old who has recently received a lung transplant after an agonising wait.  I have pulmonary fibrosis and it is thought to have developed as a result of aggressive cancer treatment received for a childhood cancer called Wilms' tumour. Sadly, I had a number of post... Full Bio
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All change please!! All change! by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine So, the new extension to the East London line was unveiled the other week...for me this morning I unveiled an extension of my own, on my chest.  There are some additional b ... Read on »
Bye bye TENS!! by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I'm breathing so I must be ok right?  What if my breathing is quite painful to do?  Is that alright?  Well...I'd ay probably not but for me its pretty normal and I usually ... Read on »
Taking a back seat by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was just about to pile up some cushions for my feet and lie down in bed and thought I'd write a quick post here. The past couple of days have been tough going for me...I ... Read on »
Getting to know me by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine "Is all well?"  "How do you feel?"  I feel perplexed at times when asked such questions as I really am unsure whether to say what I think would make things simpler or wheth ... Read on »
Tiredness: more than a state of mind by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Its been a tough few days of balancing lethargy with pertinent tasks and I just don't seem to have the balance right this week.  I have felt low and emotional.  Not like th ... Read on »
One step up, one step down by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Things have been looking so well generally and once again, I decided to fully embrace this spell of feeling pretty good (what I consider good anyway!)  But sadly I seem to ... Read on »
Happy 2nd birthday!! by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just a quick post to say a huge 'THANK YOU' to everyone that has supported me by taking the time to read my blog. It celebrated two years online on Wednesday 14th April 20 ... Read on »
Dear Mr Pain by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am feeling a bit grumpy tonight as I have been ifeeling you all afternoon, really badly and you don't seem to ease no matter what I do. I have increased my pain relie ... Read on »
Hospital meme by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine  A lovely lady named Emma did this meme and asked others to pop on their blog to answer, so here I go:   HOSPITAL: 1. When did you first go into hospital? ... Read on »
withdrawal and washed out feelings by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Had a lovely time in Brighton yesterday. The fresh sea air and chilled out vibes was all good. My mate C and I didn't go crazy in the clubs and bars and decided to have a ... Read on »
Feeling nauseous by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Feeling pretty sick this morning...not sure why? I have taken my meds on time as usual, my temperature is fine but I feel terribly nauseous. I just hope I don't actually e ... Read on »
There's nothing like this... by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Its been a while now since I blogged and I promised to do a week of vlogging. A video blog diary. Well, I must confess that I didn't get around to doing a week's worth but ... Read on »
Great news about Rachy!! by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This is a short post to say that Rachael Wakefield had her double lung transplant just over a week ago and has woken up and familiarising herself with the world once more. ... Read on »
Rachael gets the gift of life! by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am thrilled to say that the lovely Rachael Wakefield (yeh, shes the gorgeous one here on the right) has had a double lung transplant today...she is likely to be in theatr ... Read on »
Healthy mind=a healthy body? by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine All things health wise have been pretty steady in my world lately. The end of last week was a little scary as I had an unpredictable funny turn. I felt very very spaced o ... Read on »
Meme moment by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I was reading my friend Molly's blog and became fixated by her post which contained a meme. I then googled and discovered that : A meme (pronounced /ˈmiːm/ , rhyming wi ... Read on »
Positive mind, positive body by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Meet the sock monsters and hoppers I've been making Feeling like an emotional wreck really isn't the most pleasant of times and it ... Read on »
There's no business like showbusiness.. by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Sometimes I feel like my life is a bit like a gameshow. There are rules to follow(taking my medication, being careful as immunosuppressed) and different people coming up w ... Read on »
All you need is love! by loulou_787 Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Me and the Great Valentine's Cake Bake Team Its been a while since I've blogged, mainly because I have just had so much o ... Read on »