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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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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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What next?

Today I had an appointment to see my Plastic Consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The 11:35 appointment meant no rush hour traffic, no stupidly early morning and a fighting chance of getting a car parking space. Dad drove me there and we headed straight for our usual car park but unfortunately there were no spaces. We […]

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Rehab Consultant and goodie box

Monday 11th March My alarm went off for my 08:00 drug fix and I had to get up as I had an appointment with my Rehab Consultant, at Addenbrooke’s Hospital at 10:30. I thought I was getting a cold yesterday and this morning I felt bunged up with a bit of a sore throat too, […]

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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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Practice, practice, practice

Yesterday was physio day and I was hoping for no pain and a good session. Before I tell you how the session went let me just elaborate a little on the conversation I had with Lynne (my prosthetist) the day before. She mentioned that I have a very prominent tendon in the groin, again just […]

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A rollercoaster month

My fourth month as an amputee and if the other month was the worst so far, last month was a total rollercoaster. Emotionally it was tough, very tough and in just one day I went from being on top of the world to flat on the floor, it would be nice if that’s going to […]

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Socket update

On Wednesday I was with Lynne (my prosthetist) and at the end of the session I managed to get my stump in the socket with the new air release hole she had made in it. Why is it then that when I’m at home I can’t get fully into it? May be I get more […]

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