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Fever

On the afternoon of Friday 21st February I was bathed in the glorious sunshine that was streaming through the window next to me. I’d planned to do some Cadet stuff on the PC but at 14:00 I started getting a really bad headache. Not long after that I started to feel sick then I started […]

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Infection confirmed

19th December There were loads of cock ups regarding my last appointment at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. From Patient Transport times and communication, appointments and what they were for to where in the building they would take place. I was over an hour and a half late for my appointment time because of the […]

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The inevitable happened

Over the last few days the abscess had slowly grown bigger and bigger. I knew it would open, just didn’t know when. When my muscles contracted to get out of bed Friday morning it proved too much for the skin, a small hole appeared and it started to weep. I managed to get to the […]

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A clot or not a clot? That is the question

On Monday I phoned the Doctors Surgery to book and appointment with my GP (she only works Wednesday and Friday), I was told there were no pre bookable appointments and to phone on Wednesday morning. The reason for the call is that my foot and ankle have been swollen for about two weeks I think, […]

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Pre Op Assessment

I have been across to Addenbrooke’s Hospital this afternoon for my Pre Op Assessment. The letter I received said that the Assessment could take up to 2hrs, which I thought was excessive, unless that included waiting room time where they were running late. Dad drove me over there as I’ve been having a lot of […]

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The Wet Room is finished!

Last Monday, a year a nine days after my amputation, they finally started work on the Wet Room. With a total of 6 people (doing various different bits for different lengths of time) and a few delays on parts they got it completed on Friday. We did have to call them out late Friday afternoon […]

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Infected again!

A couple of weeks ago Cody (my Labrador) caught the operation scar on my knee with his claw. Having had a horrendous infection in my amputated knee last year I never want to go through that again. A couple of days after the incident it was a bit red round the edges, so completely paranoid […]

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Disabled Facilities at HQ

The other week I received a phone call for the QM (Quartermaster) at Cambs ACF (Army Cadet Force) to let me know that a meeting was going to take place. The Estates Manager from East Anglia RFCA (Reserve Forces and Cadet Association) and their Architect were meeting with the QM at the Cadet Training Centre, […]

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