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  • Katherine's Diary

    Monday, September 15I'm starting to dread going to bed as my nights are currently awful.Aside from being awake until 3am I have bouts of night sweats, nausea...

  • Katherine's Diary

    Friday, September 12The regional Pride of Britain finalists were revealed today. I'm not going through to the London finals but I am extremely proud of how far...

  • Katherine's Diary: Monday, September 8

    Monday, September 8I want to say a big thank you to the anonymous donor who posted me an envelope of foreign stamps. Your donation means a lot to me. I haven't...

  • Katherine's Diary: Thursday, August 21

    Finding a bed at the hospital took a little longer than usual, but I'm now back in my usual ward.For the next few days I will have a multitude of anti-fungal...

  • Wednesday, July 9

    We're now mid-way through National Transplant Week and it's pleasing to see that it is gaining more and more media coverage as the week progresses.The figures...

  • Tuesday, July 8

    Work continues behind the scenes as I make progress on some of the ideas I have for increasing donor levels. Change doesn't happen overnight, but it is always...

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    Sunday, July 6 and Monday, July 7

    Tomorrow marks the start of National Transplant Week. It's time to think about what you would do if you needed an organ transplant - without donors, you would...

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    Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5

    My story and fight to raise awareness must be going global.I was suspicious at first when I received a message from a foreign country - I was expecting the...

  • Thursday, July 3

    Did you catch the Tonight programme on ITV today?The main emphasis of the debate was on growing rates of breast cancer.However, it also featured the work of...

  • Wednesday, July 2

    Celebrities - and especially footballers - very rarely get a mention in my diary.He may be a love-hate figure, but Cristiano Ronaldo is in my love list right...

  • Tuesday, July 1

    Social media has its good and bad points when you're recovering from leukaemia.Firstly, some of the forums and support pages can be extremely useful. I learn a...

  • Sunday, June 29 and Monday, June 30

    Sunday, June 29Following our meeting yesterday with the Anthony Nolan charity, I have started work straight away on some ideas and letters will be in the post...

  • Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28

    The pain and tingling in my scalp is very much intermittent which has helped convinced me that this cannot be a return of shingles. When I had this problem...

  • Thursday, June 26

    I am still suffering with the occasional bout of pain and tingling in my scalp.It's very uncommon to have shingles more than once, so I believe my pain is...

  • Tuesday, June 24

    I had to resort to contacting the hospital for advice today. I'm starting to get a tingling sensation in my scalp - a sensation all too familiar from when I had...

  • Monday, June 23

    Today the news was revealed that the Prime Minister David Cameron is supporting me and the 'Take Five Minutes' campaign. I have read some of the comments on the...