Transplant Team Ireland

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

By way of Introduction...

Where this blog will go, I have no idea, but the general direction in which we are headed has as its climax the 6th European Transplant & Dialysis Games.

I have been asked to record my experiences as I prepare for the event in Dublin and all I can promise is that it will be a true testament to how practice does not always make perfect in one who was born to walk rather than run.

Seriously, I have numerous scars to prove this.

My selection as Chief Games Blogger (a title I have bestowed on myself) is down to the fact that I am a newbie in every sense of this present context. New to being sick (it was discovered my kidneys were failing just two years ago), relatively new to dialysis (almost a year on that of the peritoneal variety now) and new to the Games.

The clever clock on the website tells us there are just 68 days left until the Games begin. That seems a frightfully short amount of time for me to become a contender.

But then, that's what they said about my great hero in life. Rocky Balboa.

So let's do this.


  1. Best of luck with the new blog Regina, great title by the way, very clever :-)

  2. Milo Shaper - it's comforting to know that wherever I travel in the blogosphere, you're bound to follow. I got that title from a wise man who is always, always right. Perhaps you know him:)

  3. Good luck at the 6th European Transplant & Dialysis Games. A bit like the Special Olympics, maybe, only vital?

    I wish you every success.

    Kind regards etc...


  4. Looking forward to getting an insider's perspective! lol

  5. tpe - I'm pretty sure those fine people who organised the Special Olympics would say it was vital too.
    The theory is the same. Celebrate what people can do rather than what they can't.
    Thanks for your good wishes.

    Colin - I've only just realised this means I will actually have to train now - if only to have something to write about!

  6. Yes, I realised straight away that I’d probably made a mistake by trying to be flippant and smart. I’ve been in something of a self-loathing tizz ever since. Thanks, anyway, for being tolerant in your response and for taking the affront with good graces.

    I think I would probably take issue with your reasoning, however – “celebrate what people can do rather than what they can't” – but this is probably not the time or place.

    I’ll simply resort once more to wishing you every success.

    Kind regards etc…


  7. tpe - Don't fret, my first reaction was to respond with equal flippancy and glibness, but I save my ire and sarcasm for This Limbo. I'm trying to be a more positive and nice person on this blog. Shockin hard work