The John `O Groats to Lands End , End - End Epic , trip was by no means easy - it was very tough - especially considering
I`ve spent the last year in and out of hospital fighting for my life ... again , on more than one occasion battling chronic
ITP as well as but on a seperate front to Chronic Myloid Leukaemia . I am receiving 3 platelet transfusions a week to avoid
serious internal haemorrhaging which could be ... fatal :-( . On my trip I still needed these life saving transfusions so
I had my special HLA Matched platelets sent to 7 hospitals along the route . In fact , I stopped at 7 hospitals , had 14
platelet transfusions , was seen by 8 doctors , 26 nurses and had an ECG .
Doing the End - End Epic was about raising
funds and much needed awareness for Leukaemia sufferers but it was also about me keeping the dream alive , keeping moving
and staying one step infront of Leukaemia and trying not to get caught !
The trip was amazing ! Definently cold and wet
at times but I chose to do it because it was something that I believed in and knew that it would be one of the most rewarding
things that I would ever do but also psychologically if I can continue to move then somehow I won`t be sick anymore .
Joining me for a few days halfway through the trip was my old school friend Glen Strachan and providing much needed support
in our van for the trip was my very long time primary school friend Ollie Hilton .