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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 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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The busiest day

Tuesday 14th January Apart from the day of my surgery this was by far the busiest day I’d had since I’ve been in this time. It started off with the long awaited PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) Line, that to be honest couldn’t come quick enough, which meant the cannula could go at last. I […]

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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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Accident causes Ambulance fatality

Tuesday 7th January This was a day to remember for all the wrong reasons. The Patient Transport crew arrived in the morning, it was a different company from the usual ones and they came from just outside Oxford. I’d been contacted the day before asking me to get to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford on […]

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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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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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The start of a hopeful week

Monday 4th November Monday, the start of another week, but this was no ordinary week because I was hoping be going home! The Orthopaedic Team came round and said I was good to go, the Infection Team  came round and said I was good to go and Physio said I was good to go. It […]

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