The Transplant: In Pictures

WARNING: These are not glamorous photos…. there a couple that squeamish people won’t like!!

8th November 2011

At HDU Brompton- just before move to Harefield- Nov 2010

9th November 2011

What Brompton did to my hand!

13th November 2011

Pre-transplant, trying to sleep in Harefield

14th November 2011

Bruises!

15th November 2011

At Harefield pre-transplant and very swollen feet!

At Harefield pre-transplant- bi pap machine doing most of my breathing!

Harefield pre-transplant

16th November 2011

The evening after my false call and before my total collapse later that night.

The evening after my false call and before my total collapse later that night.

The evening after my false call and before my total collapse later that night.

Bruises from attempts to get lines in!

17th November 2011

On the ventilator after my respiratory and cardiac arrest.

On Ecmo in ICU

ICU- all the tubes etc!

On Ecmo in ICU

18th November 2011

Mum's escape!

23rd November 2011 (just before transplant)

On Ecmo and ventilator in ICU

On Ecmo and ventilator in ICU

25th November 2011

Mums room in Parkwood

29th November 2011

First pic post transplant in ICU- still on ventilator

Post transplant in ICU- drains still in

Post transplant in ICU- still on ventilator

Post transplant in ICU- still on ventilator

3rd December 2011

First sit out in a chair post transplant

First sit out in a chair post transplant

First sit out in a chair post transplant

9th December 2011

ICU having a neb on c pap machine, with Phil

ICU with Mum

ICU on c pap

14th December 2011

first snack on the ward of pringles and dips, post transplant

17th December 2011

With Kim and Ed post transplant on E Ward

20th December 2011

On E ward, no tubes and more snacks!

21st December 2011

Harefield outside and my bedroom window on E Ward!

Harefield outside

Harefield outside

Harefield outside

Harefield inside

Harefield inside

My cards and xmas decorations!

Sitting out of bed in E Ward and trachy gone!

Sitting out of bed in E Ward

Parkwood from the outside

25th December 2011

Christmas Day- presents! 🙂

Christmas Day- My Room

My cards

Christmas Day

5th January 2012

About to master the stairs!

Getting there....

Now I can go home 🙂

10th January 2012

Last snack before home 10.1.12

Welcome Home! 10.1.12

Welcome Home! 10.1.12

25th January 2012 (9 weeks post transplant)

10 Responses to “The Transplant: In Pictures”

  1. Maysa January 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    I am waiting desperately for the pictures and see u know how different are u!

    • kerrym82 January 12, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

      Sorry they are all on my Mums camera and she forgot her computer lead this week. Will post the pictures next week xx

  2. Esther Chevassut January 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    aww great to see all the pics, what an emotional journey.- you’re amazing kerry! xxx

  3. Maysa January 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Hi Kerry
    What amazing pictures are they and ur wonderful after the transplant. You look much much better as well after the transplant u had.

    You are such strong person to have undergo this kind of complicated and difficult operation.
    I wish u all the best from my deep…deep heart to have a new wonderful and healthy life.

  4. Lucinda January 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    I have never known such an inspirational person in my life, you are truly amazing Kerry and deserve a long, happy and healthy life. With much love ffrom Lucinda xxx

  5. Maria Weston-Dingle. January 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Oh my Kerry , haven’t you come a long way!?What a journey!
    Wait until James sees that bruised arm photo !
    Love you brave girl.
    Maria. X

  6. Suzie Foster January 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    Kerry, those photos are incredible, thank you so much for sharing them with us. The difference even straight after your transplant is amazing. You are one tough cookie! I don’t know many other people that could have gone through what you done with such dignity, grace and good humour. You are a wonder and a very special lady…I cannot wait to see you in person. xxx

  7. Gerry Padden January 21, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Hi Kerry

    What a huge improvement since the operation…………..you are looking like a million dollars lovely lady…….keep at it Kerry!!

    love and hugs

    The Padden gang xxxx

  8. Carolyn Eley January 23, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Hi Kerry, David and I have been away for two weeks and have come back to no central heating and all sorts of problems but…… what has really made our return joyful is seeing these amazing pictures of your transformation from a very ill young lady to someone full of life and looking better every day. What a journey you have all been on and what a wonderful outcome. We salute your bravery and determination …. it is your spirit and the support of your lovely family and friends that has seen you through.

    We are looking forward to seeing you in person once you are well and able. Huge hugs from all of us,

    Carolyn and David xxxxxxx

  9. lena April 2, 2014 at 5:52 am #

    Get well soon!

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