Tag Archives: discomfort

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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I entered a discomfort zone

I had been looking forward to yesterday for a while as it was the first day since the surgery that I was going out to do some photography. Every year Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force has the recruiting trailer at the Army Careers Exhibition held at the Army Training Regiment Bassingbourn (ATR(B)). I missed last year’s […]

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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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The worst month so far

Two days over 4 months since becoming an amputee and this has been the worst month so far. It hasn’t been because of pain or anything like that but pure bloody frustration. I had been doing so well, recovering so fast and things were progressing quickly, now it’s like I’ve hit a sodding great big […]

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Medication withdrawal plan

Today didn’t get off to the best start as I had an unplanned close inspection of the floor this morning. No damage done and by far the least painful of the three fall’s so far. I, of course, was not being that careful and it was totally my own fault, well the fact no one […]

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Reflection time again

Today is a day for reflection again, why, because it is two months to the day I had my surgery. To be honest it actually feels like I have been an amputee for longer than that but Christmas may have had something to do with it. I think I have come on in leaps and […]

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The phantom in me

Today has been relatively quiet, the Consultants and physios are not in and it is more relaxed in the morning. I have done my exercises today and increased my reps slightly but will keep them the same tomorrow. I had another wonderful visit today from a former colleague, he brought me some nice juicy grapes […]

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