Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hi there again,
I have spent quite some time thinking of how nice it would be if there were a group here in Australia for support and sharing of information and news regarding Organ Transplantation and in particular Liver Transplantation.

So........... I have taken the bull by the horns and established a Yahoo Group called livertransplantsupportaustralia

and invite any of you who would be interested in joining to please go to the above link and join the group.   I don't imagine it will be high volume email, but I am hoping that other recipients or donor families and friends can share their feelings and get support from those who really do understand and those who really care.

This group of course will not be for medical advice or information - that's what we have our wonderful Doctors and Transplant Coordinators for.  It will be just for the emotional support that sharing with someone who has been through this can bring.

There are times when I know that I don't want to worry my own family with my fears and thoughts and that someone who has been through the same thing would understand.

I know that I have had feelings and emotions that I would have liked to be able to share with others who have walked the same path - so I am taking the chance and establishing a group for this and I quote

"Build it and they will come"

I hope they do.

Love and hugs,

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible. "

Christopher Reeve


Megan said...

Lovely idea, Linda.. and run with gentle care and compassion by yourself. It will be a haven.


Linda said...

Thank you Megan,

I will wait until I get my own computer back and then start promoting the group - I thought it a good idea to set it up while I have some time to think it through and then put some energy into it when by PC comes home.

Thank you for your support.

Megan said...

*gentle hugs* you are very welcome!