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BELL was told she had just two months to live - and that was
four years ago.
forty-one-year-old Christine has never felt better.
whole quality of my life has changed", she said.
was a heart transplant operation carried out in Glasgow Royal
Infirmary in 1998 which changed Christine's life.
then she has suffered 17 years of being continually tired
because of problems with her heart muscles, a potentially
the years, despite treatment, her situation looked grim. But
four weeks after being put on a transplant list, a suitable
heart became available.
rest is history.
fears that Christine, who lives at 40 Motehill, Glenluce,
had disappeared as soon as she awoke after her operation.
she did face a difficult 18 months as doctors battled to balance
signs that her body was trying to reject her new heart emerged
meant more hospital treatment.
as Christine told the "Free Press" this week, that
is all behind her now.
the near-four years since then she has been in hospital only
twice, once with a cold and then because of a viral infection.