A week ago The Cherry Tree at Guy’s Hospital was being unveiled. It was a great day. With new plants all around, I am told atrium 2 had never looked better. I hope that patients, staff and families will find it an oasis in the midst of the pressures of hospital life.
And 25 years ago I was at Guy’s as a patient. It was four weeks after my transplant and no sign of the new kidney working. On Good Friday, 13th, however I was to dialyse for the last time. The kidney was working by Easter Monday.
Although my mind should be focussed on the practical issues of clearing our Kent house before moving to Wales, I find it is racing ahead to my return to Unst. I am getting several new ideas for paintings and how best to show work at Saxavord. I have 2 days in London next week and some places to visit to explore how one or two of my ideas might be shown there. I will report back.