Tag Archives: Department

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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Operation Number 19

On Wednesday evening I was admitted to Juniper Ward, my bed space was next to the nice big bay window, with a stunning view of a building wall and some windows. I unpacked, made my bed (which I always like to do myself) and settled down to do yesterday’s blog post. The evening went reasonably […]

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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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Scanned

This morning I had a trip over to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Scan of my stump. My appointment was for 09:30 but you had to be there 15 mins before the appointment time. We got to the hospital at about 08:40 which meant we managed to get a disabled parking space […]

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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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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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Peugeot 5008 on order!

Three lots of good news in three days, outstanding! It all started on Thursday morning when the postman came and there was a brown envelope addressed to me. I knew straight away that it was from the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions) as it is very distinctive. I guessed that it would be the […]

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