I arranged the appointment for 2 weeks from then and there were quite a few emails between me and Alex. She was keeping me as up to date as possible with what would be going on when I was there. Usually these tests are done over a week or 2 but because of the distance they were able to arrange them for me over 2 days. There were also a few things I had to do in preparation before going down there.
When I arrived at the hospital I met up with Alex and we chatted for a while about what was going to happen and she answered a few questions I had thought of. Following this I was booked in to several tests over a day and a half including an ultrasound scan, an MRI scan, a few blood and urine tests, a GFR test, a chest x-ray, an ECG test, a treadmill test, a second crossmatch test and also I had time to talk to several doctors. It was a tiring but very interesting couple of days.
Following the results from these test I should know whether or not it is OK to go ahead with the transplant from a medical point of view but I know there are still several hurdles to get over regarding the legal side of everything.
It is quite frustrating having to wait for things to happen as I feel like we are so close but there are still results to wait for that could sway things either way. I just wish we could click our fingers and move forward a couple of days to find out the results.