The Falkirk Herald
The 39-year-old from Camelon has been desperate for a phone call for 19 months – but he’s still waiting.
Martin’s on dialysis to sustain his failing kidneys, but, as a type one diabetic for the past 36 years, he also needs a pancreas transplant.
And, as a potential recipient of dual transplant – a procedure that will mean a 12-hour operation – he can’t travel more than two hours from the hospital.
The insurance broker, who still works full-time in Glasgow, described it as life in limbo.
He said: “Since I’ve been on the transplant list, there have been huge differences to my life. I am on dialysis and, as the operation is to be carried out in Edinburgh, I can never be more than two hours drive away from the hospital.
“I also can’t be away from dialysis for more than two days otherwise I’ll be seriously ill.
“I now receive dialysis at home, which my wife Mary Ellen helps me with, so she also has to be with me.