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X-ray and Aspiration

After what felt like an eternity of talking to what seemed like a brick wall, I suddenly made a breakthrough. I’d been telling both the Orthopaedic and Infection Teams that I was in a lot of pain, I’d had some puss discharge from the original abscess hole, been going backwards with how much I could […]

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The woman in black

Since the Colonoscopy on the 6th February things stayed much the same until the 13th, where I woke up in a lot more pain than usual. I shrugged it off as coming from a bad night’s sleep but it was bad enough for me to start taking OxyNorm throughout the day again, which I wasn’t […]

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Colonoscopy

Tuesday 3rd February Today was the day of the Colonoscopy. I’ve had one before without sedation about 4 years ago, It wasn’t too bad just a bit uncomfortable when the camera goes round the corners. They started with one size camera but had to get a smaller one, I’m pretty careful with my money, this […]

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Catching up

Monday 3rd February Wow, at long last I’m almost up to date with the blog posts. It’s been a slog to get it all done but I’m relieved it’s nearly over. Because of either the medication, feeling wiped out and tired, feeling low or watching films etc. I haven’t been on the computer very much. […]

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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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New antibiotic plan put in place

Wednesday 15th January I felt really rough in the morning, I had my breakfast then saw the Infection Team. The Consultant told me that they have been trying to work out how the infection has come back. From the sensitivity results on the bacteria they think that they may not have given me a high […]

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Agony

Thursday 9th January At 03:00 I woke up in agony, we think this was caused by a combination of things:- 1. Because they had raised the end of the bed to elevate the foot – to reduce the swelling – the fluid had built up in the knee. 2. I’d managed to get a good […]

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Back to the Operating Theatre

Wednesday 8th January The day of surgery arrived at last, I just wanted to get it over and done with as quickly as possible. I was taken from the Ward at 11:45 which was roughly the same time as my last operation here. As is becoming more the norm they had trouble finding a vein […]

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