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A long weekend review

Friday 10th January Infection Team came round to see me and said they hadn’t grown anything at that stage. With Infection they take different samples from different levels of tissue, then there are two growing processes over different amounts of days. I told them that I was most worried about the E. Coli still being […]

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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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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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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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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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The start of a hopeful week

Monday 4th November Monday, the start of another week, but this was no ordinary week because I was hoping be going home! The Orthopaedic Team came round and said I was good to go, the Infection Team  came round and said I was good to go and Physio said I was good to go. It […]

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Becoming more mobile

Thursday 31st October Orthopaedic team came round and told me I could bend the knee as much as comfortable if that made it easier to get home, which it would. This was only if it was for a short time i.e. to get into a room where a straight leg wouldn’t allow, the leg should […]

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