Tag Archives: assessment

Christmas and New Year

Since I last went to the Nuffield for my Pre Op Assessment the knee had been continuing to deteriorate. This meant more pain and restriction of movement and I was really worried about what would happen over Christmas and the New Year. Personally I didn’t think I’d get away with it and would end up […]

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Infection confirmed

19th December There were loads of cock ups regarding my last appointment at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. From Patient Transport times and communication, appointments and what they were for to where in the building they would take place. I was over an hour and a half late for my appointment time because of the […]

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A spanner in the works

Tuesday 5th November The Orthopaedic Team removed the dressing – taking a bit of healthy skin off with it in one place – it all looked good so they left it uncovered with just a small dressing on the main abscess site. We spoke about stage two surgery, the antibiotics (including the two weeks off […]

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A psychiatric assessment

Having been to the Liver Clinic on the Thursday (5th September) I was hoping to see the Consultant, to give him some information from that appointment. After them saying how they would help me and if I wanted to talk to anyone I could, no one came to see me Friday morning. I managed to […]

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Pre Op Assessment

I have been across to Addenbrooke’s Hospital this afternoon for my Pre Op Assessment. The letter I received said that the Assessment could take up to 2hrs, which I thought was excessive, unless that included waiting room time where they were running late. Dad drove me over there as I’ve been having a lot of […]

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Shocking treatment by the DWP

As regular readers will know I have had an exceptionally worrying time over the complete cluster by the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions). I have not been paid anything since I came off JSA (Job Seekers Allowance) in July, even though I applied for ESA (Employment and Support Allowance) and sent in a doctors […]

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The good news outweighs the bad

There has been a lot going on recently, some good but one really bad experience. Lets start with the bad news and get it over and done with:- Bad News Way back in July (23rd to be exact) I came off of JSA (Job Seekers Allowance) and applied for ESA (Employment and Support Allowance) as […]

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Employment & Support Allowance Stopped

Before I went away on holiday I had to go to Cambridge for my medical assessment as part of my renewal claim for ESA (Employment & Support Allowance). When I got home from Wales there was a letter waiting for me from the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions) dated the 3rd May, it told […]

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