Tag Archives: blood pressure

A clot or not a clot? That is the question

On Monday I phoned the Doctors Surgery to book and appointment with my GP (she only works Wednesday and Friday), I was told there were no pre bookable appointments and to phone on Wednesday morning. The reason for the call is that my foot and ankle have been swollen for about two weeks I think, […]

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Free at last

Monday 4th March The lady from the plastic team came round quite early and said the drain could come out, from their point of view they were happy for me to go home. Before the drain and catheter came out I asked if it was possible to experiment the process of going to the toilet. […]

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Signs of improvement

Friday 1st March The most exciting thing about Thursday 28th February was the physio coming round. She still wouldn’t use the stump sock on as the drain was still in. She did advise that I lay completely flat for short periods of the day to stretch the stump out. The only other action was the […]

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Drain and pain still an issue

Wednesday 27th February Today was the first time since Saturday evening that I saw my Consultant. I explained to him that I’d mentioned to every member of the plastic team I’d seen that he had asked for compression but nothing seemed to happen. I was concerned that he had done all that hard work in […]

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It all begins to go wrong

Saturday 23rd February 05:30 and this is where it all started to go wrong. I felt like I wanted to go to the toilet quite badly so I called for the nurse, the nurse who had helped me before was on a break so a HCA (Healthcare Assistant) and the Trainee Nurse came. I explained […]

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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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