Tag Archives: therapy

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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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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A rollercoaster month

My fourth month as an amputee and if the other month was the worst so far, last month was a total rollercoaster. Emotionally it was tough, very tough and in just one day I went from being on top of the world to flat on the floor, it would be nice if that’s going to […]

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Two contrasting days

Yesterday I had a phone call booked with my GP who normally call’s late evening but phoned first thing in the morning. I told her that I had come off the MST (slow release Morphine) and was looking for a plan for phase 2 of Operation Withdrawal. After checking my medication it was decided that […]

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Where is the logic?

Some of you may remember that 14 weeks ago I mentioned I had sent off the application form for Disability Living Allowance. Not able to just tell them what care needs had increased I had to completely reapply. They say it can take up to 11 weeks to get a decision, that’s from the time […]

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No physio for me today

Considering the fall the Tramadol did a reasonable job last night and I got an average sleep. This morning I was certainly feeling the effects of the decking. To my surprise there didn’t appear to be any bruising so most of it must have been pulled muscle, with most of the pain being in my […]

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For every positive there is a negative

From yesterday being so positive I was a bit disappointed to wake up to a negative, It was a surprising one and not really expected. When at physio yesterday I did get a bit of pain in the groin but it tended to be when I was walking without my sticks but it wasn’t as […]

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The phantom rises

Last night was unpleasant to say the least. I noticed when I was reading in bed last night that the phantom sensations were incredibly high and worse than it had been for ages. Now I could be wrong but I am guessing that it had something to do with the trauma it was subjected to […]

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