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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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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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A question about bacteria

Wednesday 30th October It’s not until you’ve been bitten in the bum, or knee in my case…..well scratched……oh you know what I mean, like this that you think about bacteria and infections. As a curiosity question for the Infection Team I asked that if, for example, you had dry skin which broke open or a […]

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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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Exercise “Battle of the Bug” Commences

Because of being ‘Nil by mouth’ from midnight I managed to get left in peace first thing in the morning, apart from the obligatory medication at about 06:00. I managed to get some sleep throughout the night but was extremely apprehensive about this surgery and what it would be like after. Having surgery is always […]

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From one Hospital to another

Thursday evening I was shuffling along the bed to try and transfer onto my wheelchair, so I could go to the toilet. I’ve been using a commode most of the time but every now and then preferred to use the toilet. I got my leg laying along the edged of the bed when all of […]

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Been to hell and back

The plan for the weekend had been set on Friday and I was resigned to the fact that I would be here at least Till Monday. Saturday should have been a quiet relaxing day but it turned out to be anything but that. It all started to go tits up when a young oriental guy, […]

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Drain pain

I was moved to SSU (Short Stay Unit) because of the irrigation system and the staff ‘supposedly’ not knowing what to do on Juniper. SSU was supposed to be specialised and deal with these all the time, that’s true when you get Orthopaedic staff on the Ward, in the form of the Staff previously on […]

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