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My 2nd Ampuversary

10th November Sunday 10th November was my 2nd Ampuversary, apart from a small post I put on Facebook it slipped by mainly unnoticed. It wasn’t quite how I’d expected and envisioned it to be and there was very little, in fact nothing to celebrate. I’d expected to be running off a list of achievements and […]

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On my way home

Thursday 7th November This was a big day, I was finally going home. They normally come round at 06:00 to do your observations then you know you’ve got…… ooh…. about an hour to squeeze in some more sleep, if your not in too much pain, before breakfast at 07:00 ish. Normally most of us would […]

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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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A complete turnaround

A couple of days before my liver enzymes had spiked again, which we think was a reaction to one of the antibiotics. When the Infection Team came round they told me they had gone back to normal without any changes to the antibiotics, so all was good there. I had a meeting with Ziggy the […]

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Happy Monday!

Last Monday the Infection Team were on the ball and by my bed nice and early. I was advised that with the data from the blood test taken the day before new tactics should be put in place. One of the intravenous antibiotics I was taking needed to be increased and a new antibiotic was […]

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More Information and equipment testing

Last Friday was another busy day but having had a much better nights sleep, due to the PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia), I was able to tackle the onslaught of people, information and equipment with ease. The first set of intelligence came from the Infection Team who were first through the door. Although they were armed […]

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A roll around a Roadshow

We have had a lovely couple of day’s sunshine (probably our entire summer’s worth) but the opening day of the Roadshow comes and so does the rain. I wanted to go to the Mobility Roadshow last year but unfortunately it coincided with one of my stays in Hospital so I missed it. This was the […]

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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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