Hello bloggerland! It's me!
I thought I would write a quick entry to say thankyou for all your kind messages, cards, gifts, texts, emails, I have read every single one of them. You are too kind.
As Pete said I'm now out of the intensive care unit and settled nicely on the transplant unit. I know some of you have asked for the new address so here it is:
Jim Quick Ward (transplant unit)
Things are going great right now and I feel so much better. I'm working hard with the physios and getting stronger every day. I feel so very lucky to have such a supportive team behind me and I owe them along with my kind donor family and donor my life. From what we have learned recently about my old lungs we know I really didn't have very long left and my call came just in time.
Before I sign off I have the press coming on Wednesday and the plans are I will be on both BBC and ITV news (regional) and also featured in the Manchester Evening News. Look out on facebook and twitter for times and for those outside the northwest sky channels. I'll leave you with a picture taken today.
Sending some smiles!
4 weeks ago