Thank you to the wonderful Sassy for allowing me to share my story with you.
My name is Matt, I’m from London and I am writing the blog http://matt-lawrence77.co.uk about living with, and conquering an autoimmune disease.
Sassy is doing such a wonderful job of raising awareness of disabilities both visible and non-visible and I am hoping that my story will help in some way.
As I have learnt over the years, we are more inclined to be sympathetic to people with illnesses / disabilities that can be noticed. So, what about the rest that must fight to get understood for being ill and not having signs that can be seen? Within my blog, I am trying to highlight my story of fighting an autoimmune disease that was attacking my liver while, at the same time, highlighting the side effects that were not often visible and very hard for others to understand.
After battling an autoimmune disease (Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis) for just over 11yrs, I had a liver transplant in March of 2017 which, has finally given me my life back. There have been a few ups and downs after the transplant but, I will be forever grateful to the donor and his family. The donor family have allowed me to share my story with the hope that it highlights the importance of organ donation and the struggles someone with an illness can go through.
Don’t worry, you will find out that my blog is very lighthearted and not straight out of a text book.
Furthermore, I hope by sharing my story it will help, inspire and make others laugh. After all, if we cannot laugh at ourselves, who can we laugh at?
I upload a new blog post each weekend highlighting my journey that started with the illness, through to the transplant and everything else in between and afterwards.
The journey we all go on in our lives is one that makes us stronger and shapes us into the person we are today.
Peace Love and Light x
How to follow me:
Read my story by visiting my blog @ http://matt-lawrence77.co.uk
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