The great unveiling

Wednesday 22nd January The Infection Team had little for me and really only asked if the Psychiatrist had seen me again, which he hadn’t. Two of the Doctors from the Orthopaedic Team came to tell me the cast would be split later that morning and the Registrar would be round later in the afternoon to […]

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Another informative day

Tuesday 21st January The Infection Team were back and asked me if the psychiatrist had seen me the day before, I said that I hadn’t but no specific days had been arranged. They also asked me if I was tolerating the antibiotics, which I seemed to be. From the blood tests the LFT’s (Liver Function […]

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The beginning of another Hospital week

Monday 20th January Orthopaedic team, I explained I’d had a bad weekend especially on the Sunday evening. I had the muscle tightening thing more severely than I’d ever had. I took some Oxynorm at about 21:00 but it was too late the damage was done, I suffered for 2 hours straight and it wiped me […]

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New diagnosis and meeting with Psychiatrist

Thursday 16th January Some members of the Orthopaedic Team paid me a visit to see how things were going, I said that I was OK apart from the old faithful (top of the tibia). They told me the referral to the Psychiatric Team had been done and someone should be over to see me at […]

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New antibiotic plan put in place

Wednesday 15th January I felt really rough in the morning, I had my breakfast then saw the Infection Team. The Consultant told me that they have been trying to work out how the infection has come back. From the sensitivity results on the bacteria they think that they may not have given me a high […]

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The busiest day

Tuesday 14th January Apart from the day of my surgery this was by far the busiest day I’d had since I’ve been in this time. It started off with the long awaited PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) Line, that to be honest couldn’t come quick enough, which meant the cannula could go at last. I […]

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The knee’s revealed

Monday 13th January The Orthopaedic Team were the first to come round and find out how I was after the weekend. They said that the drain could come out and the dressing taken down, which was great news, I was also told I’d be booked in to have a cast put on the next day. […]

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A long weekend review

Friday 10th January Infection Team came round to see me and said they hadn’t grown anything at that stage. With Infection they take different samples from different levels of tissue, then there are two growing processes over different amounts of days. I told them that I was most worried about the E. Coli still being […]

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