Tag Archives: health

A trip out and a move

Monday 27th January Friday and the weekend were uneventful, although apart from Friday I was feeling better. I was ultra-frustrated all weekend with the internet connection on my phone stopping me from practicing the meditation techniques. The day of the Endoscopy had arrived, the Ambulance collected me at 08:30 for my 09:00 appointment. A Nurse […]

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The great unveiling

Wednesday 22nd January The Infection Team had little for me and really only asked if the Psychiatrist had seen me again, which he hadn’t. Two of the Doctors from the Orthopaedic Team came to tell me the cast would be split later that morning and the Registrar would be round later in the afternoon to […]

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Two stage surgery

So, here we are again, on the Eve of yet more surgery. I’ve been in the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford for four days now. It feels like a strange place because it’s an NHS (National Health Service) Hospital yet feels more like a private one in many ways. I have to question the common sense […]

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Seconds away, round 2

Yesterday consisted mainly of clock watching. It started early on at the Doctors where I was back to see my 2nd choice GP. She was pretty much on time, which is a Miracle in itself for any of them at the surgery, so was this the start of a lucky day? I went in and […]

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Happy Birthday to me

Thursday night saw me get very little in the way of sleep and as the clock struck midnight I became another year older, Happy Birthday to me. It didn’t get off to a great start, 04:30 and I was in a lot of pain so I rung for some Oramorph (thankfully they had switched the […]

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Game developers missing an opportunity

I consider myself quite unique (until someone proves me wrong) that I must be one of the very few women aged 40 to play video games. I’m probably considered a relative Grandma as a gamer but still play anything from Call of Duty to Lego games. In some ways I fell embarrassed to admit it […]

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An uncertain future

On Saturday, after getting back from visiting Nan, I received a copy of the letter to my GP from my Rehab Consultant. On a rough day the letter didn’t do anything to brighten my spirits, but it did say a lot more than he actually said to me in Clinic. The first paragraph talks generally […]

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New Year surgery

Yesterday morning I was up quite early to get washed and then wait to be taken to theatre. From what I could see through the dressing the abscess was now purple/black, large and sore, just as I was leaving the bathroom it opens slightly and was bleeding in the dressing. As I came out they […]

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