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Up to speed

As you can imagine, and as I’ve said before, being in Hospital is not much different from being in Prison. It’s a ridged routine, with the same things happening at the same times every day, the only slight exception being the weekend. With all the different medication and changes they keep making to them I […]

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What next?

Today I had an appointment to see my Plastic Consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The 11:35 appointment meant no rush hour traffic, no stupidly early morning and a fighting chance of getting a car parking space. Dad drove me there and we headed straight for our usual car park but unfortunately there were no spaces. We […]

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A happy bunny

Yesterday was the first physio session for a couple of weeks and as long as we weren’t doing a whole session of stretching I was actually looking forward to it. I had taken the belt of my prosthesis along in my bag but decided to try it without the belt on, I managed the whole […]

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A new folding wheelchair

This morning involved a trip across to Peterborough at the Mobility Aids Centre to pick up my wheelchair, an Ottobock Motus CS. It was the first time I had seen it in the colour I ordered and it looked even better than I imagined. I knew that this wheelchair was heavier and would be harder […]

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I entered a discomfort zone

I had been looking forward to yesterday for a while as it was the first day since the surgery that I was going out to do some photography. Every year Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force has the recruiting trailer at the Army Careers Exhibition held at the Army Training Regiment Bassingbourn (ATR(B)). I missed last year’s […]

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Socket update

On Wednesday I was with Lynne (my prosthetist) and at the end of the session I managed to get my stump in the socket with the new air release hole she had made in it. Why is it then that when I’m at home I can’t get fully into it? May be I get more […]

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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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What an amazing day

There was a bit of activity over the weekend, not much and I didn’t want to say anything in case it didn’t happen but two things happened today. The first was a hydrotherapy session which I was quite lucky to get. The physio was brilliant, really helpful and the exercises she gave me were really […]

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