"There's a myth that anyone who has a liver problem has brought it on themselves" This quote is from a Crohn's disease patient living with a blocked portal vein hoping for a liver transplant (Independent 31st Oct 2010)

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Action woman

J was recently looking at our old photo albums. As we turned the pages it was clear that page after page showed leisure time filled with strenuous outdoor activity:

Such as, walking the Lakeland fells

Climbing the highest mountain in the UK
Yes, that's me
Cycling holidays
Horse riding
Yet all the time, unknown to me, my immune system was working overtime trying to rid the virus, taking its toll on my liver.
After all the years of activity, now I would struggle to do any of the above. A 2 mile gentle walk is my limit.


  1. Great pictures Fiona....

    And the fact that you can do a gentle two mile walk is to be celebrated :)

    You're *still* recovering and in time you may well be able to do some of the above again - right now, you're alive and you can do a 2 mile walk....things are on the up, yes?

    Hugs to you xxxx

  2. Wow. Talk about a plethora of activities... I'd say you are Action Woman to the Max. All you need now is a cape! Or maybe your own action figure. :-)

    You have certainly enjoyed the outdoors and getting out into nature. That comes from inside of you. Cancer and liver problems can't touch that. I can't run a marathon right now, either, but they are still a passion in me. And I could post as many pictures of my races. We've been blessed, Fiona. And we are certainly not done enjoying our favorite past times.

    I think I'll go outside now and take my walk. It's what I can do today. :-)

    Here's walking with you, Fiona!

    And of course a few hugs (((0)))

    PS - glad you liked your pressie. Keep smiling.