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The yearly review

The years seem to fly by faster and faster and here we are again with another yearly review. It was a particularly hard year right of the bat having been admitted to Hospital on New Year’s Eve. Health wise it was as bad, and in some ways worse, than 2011 with a record breaking 6 […]

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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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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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Back on track

Wednesday 6th November First thing in the morning I got a text from my Dad to say he had sent me an email with two pictures of the wheelchairs next to the bed. Later when the OT (Occupational Therapist) came round we covered two things, firstly I showed her the photos and she was happy […]

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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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Me and my Nan

I didn’t know whether to write this post, as it is not about being an amputee. The blog is about my life, and the people in it, as an amputee so I decided I would go ahead. My Nan passed away at 96 years old, people will inevitably say ‘she’s had a good innings’, ‘she […]

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A wet Christmas

Its Christmas Day and I hope you got a visit from Santa and all the goodies you asked for. We’ve enjoyed a fab Christmas dinner and now settled down for a nice chilled afternoon. I don’t really drink alcohol that much these days so two glasses of Sparkling wine and a tipple of port and […]

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