Tommy Mitchell

In February 1992 I became the third heart transplant recipient at the new Cardiopulmonary Transplant Unit in Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary. After my transplant I suffered a few problems which kept me in the unit for a few months longer than the average stay. For a while I feared that I would not survive which prompted me to record the following pages, so that my grandchildren would remember me.

It is now more than 12 years since my transplant and I have tried to enjoy my new-found life to the full.  Like all other patients I do have little set-backs from time to time, but thanks to the doctors and staff of all the units at the G.R.I. I am still able to enjoy life. Perhaps on reading these pages, one will be of the opinion that I should have taken better care of myself and done things differently as a young man.

Perhaps I still could have enjoyed myself without indulging so much in wine, women and cigarettes.  But, only ‘Perhaps’. This web site is unencumbered by affiliation with any group or association. All material on this web site is subject to Copyright © 2006 and is not to be copied, used or reproduced in any way without the express written permission of Bill & Julia Young. Ocean graphic adapted from an original painting "Wanderer - Southern Ocean 2005" © by Dr. Jeremy Paul and used with his kind permission. Lighthouse graphic created by Effigy Interactive and used with their kind permission. JavaScript Menu, DHTML Menu Powered By Milonic