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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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Bug War I

Important Information – Yesterday’s post was entitled Exercise “Battle of the Bug”, it marked the start of the story in my battle with a serious knee infection. Although it had a lovely little ring to it, it didn’t seem quite right in hindsight. For me as an amateur writer this is a big thing to […]

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Seconds away, round 2

Yesterday consisted mainly of clock watching. It started early on at the Doctors where I was back to see my 2nd choice GP. She was pretty much on time, which is a Miracle in itself for any of them at the surgery, so was this the start of a lucky day? I went in and […]

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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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Operation Number 19

On Wednesday evening I was admitted to Juniper Ward, my bed space was next to the nice big bay window, with a stunning view of a building wall and some windows. I unpacked, made my bed (which I always like to do myself) and settled down to do yesterday’s blog post. The evening went reasonably […]

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More blood and goodies

Tuesday 26th February At 06:00 the second unit of blood came along, they hooked me up and I just lay there waiting for it to go through. It didn’t actually take too long before it had finished, I just had to wait and see if it did it’s job or not. A little later in […]

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No Choice left

Monday 25th February Monday morning and normally you get everyone wanting a piece of you, especially your Consultant, but as he said on Saturday evening he would not be in today. Yet again I get a different person from the plastics team so even this wasn’t consistent. I had mentioned to the plastic person the […]

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Some progress!

  Yesterday the OT (Occupational Therapist) came out again reference the Disability Facilities Grant. She had phoned me to say that she was coming to talk about the wet room and that she had secured an electronic bath chair to help in the meantime. I had asked about the Kitchen unit, she told me she […]

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