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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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Agony

Thursday 9th January At 03:00 I woke up in agony, we think this was caused by a combination of things:- 1. Because they had raised the end of the bed to elevate the foot – to reduce the swelling – the fluid had built up in the knee. 2. I’d managed to get a good […]

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Happy Monday!

Last Monday the Infection Team were on the ball and by my bed nice and early. I was advised that with the data from the blood test taken the day before new tactics should be put in place. One of the intravenous antibiotics I was taking needed to be increased and a new antibiotic was […]

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More Information and equipment testing

Last Friday was another busy day but having had a much better nights sleep, due to the PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia), I was able to tackle the onslaught of people, information and equipment with ease. The first set of intelligence came from the Infection Team who were first through the door. Although they were armed […]

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Bug War I

Important Information – Yesterday’s post was entitled Exercise “Battle of the Bug”, it marked the start of the story in my battle with a serious knee infection. Although it had a lovely little ring to it, it didn’t seem quite right in hindsight. For me as an amateur writer this is a big thing to […]

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