Saturday 25 October 2014

Norris enjoys day out after transplant

Published 17/06/2014 | 02:30

Senator David Norris with John Shevlin in character of James Joyce at the James Joyce Centre on North Great George's Street. Photo: Conor McCabe Photography
Senator David Norris with John Shevlin in character of James Joyce at the James Joyce Centre on North Great George's Street. Photo: Conor McCabe Photography

SENATOR David Norris has said he is feeling "a bit feeble" after undergoing a life saving liver transplant.

Mr Norris yesterday made his first public appearance at the Bloom festival in Dublin since being released from hospital last week.

The former Presidential election candidate, inset, said he discovered after undergoing surgery that he had less than a 30pc chance of survival.

He said that although he suffered a "little rejection episode" last week, the liver transplant was very successful.

"I said to the surgeon afterwards I felt I had about a 30pc chance going in there and he said 'if that'," Mr Norris told 'The Pat Kenny Show' on Newstalk after joining members of the family of author James Joyce for a Bloomsday breakfast.

"So they really saved my life, I had brilliant surgery," he added.

Irish Independent

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