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X-ray and Aspiration

After what felt like an eternity of talking to what seemed like a brick wall, I suddenly made a breakthrough. I’d been telling both the Orthopaedic and Infection Teams that I was in a lot of pain, I’d had some puss discharge from the original abscess hole, been going backwards with how much I could […]

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Catching up

Monday 3rd February Wow, at long last I’m almost up to date with the blog posts. It’s been a slog to get it all done but I’m relieved it’s nearly over. Because of either the medication, feeling wiped out and tired, feeling low or watching films etc. I haven’t been on the computer very much. […]

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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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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 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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The Consultants are happy

21st November 12:20 marked my appointment time at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. Not a bad time really as it meant a nice 09:30 Patient Transport pickup and not some unearthly hour of the morning. I was still a bit perplexed as to why I was seeing a different Consultant but as long as he […]

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On my way home

Thursday 7th November This was a big day, I was finally going home. They normally come round at 06:00 to do your observations then you know you’ve got…… ooh…. about an hour to squeeze in some more sleep, if your not in too much pain, before breakfast at 07:00 ish. Normally most of us would […]

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