Accident No. 2

After a two year break from my blog I feel I owe an explanation to any readers who may come across my resumed musings, or indeed anyone who picks up where where I left off. Two years is a long time. But before I get to the subject of this post I thought there may […]

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Let the Physio Begin – The Accident – Part 10

Monday 29th December I turned up at the Physiotherapy department about midday, with the form Orthaepedics had given me at the last appointment. The receptionist took one look at it and in an all-too-common ‘officious receptionist’ voice, told me I should have brought the form to them immediately after my orthaepedic appointment on 22nd December. I […]

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Good News Bad News – The Accident – Part 9

Sunday 14th December The previous day I’d taken my morning and evening doses of Rifamycin (600Mg)  and the regular doses of Clindamycin. My stomach was still feeling iffy, but nothing dramatic. Sunday morning I downed my pills, but during the course of the day I started to feel gradually worse. By the evening when I […]

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Operations – The Accident – Part 7

Friday 5th December Having received a call from the orthepedic doctor the day before, I arrived at the Theatre Admissions Unit at 10am. Two other guys were already sat in the large waiting area. By the look of them they were either in for a knee or hip operation. On the wall opposite the large […]

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MRI Scan – The Accident – Part 6

Yay! Finally up-to-date with this account of my accident that happened on 17th October and the ongoing treatment. Something I forgot to mention in the previous post is that whilst I’m having the operation this week it is no guarantee that it will result in an end to the infection. The scan took about half-an-hour […]

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A&E Outpatients – The Accident – Part 5

Over the 5 weeks I’ve been attending A&E outpatients in Chesterfield my treatment has consisted of wound assessments, blood tests, x-rays, orthopedic consultations, and the prescribing of antibiotics. I would hate to think what this would have cost under a private scheme. Therefore, any political party that gives me a whiff of an intention to privatise […]

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Chesterfield Royal Hospital – The Accident – Part 4

psm pleased to say that I haven’t had many encounters with the medical profession due to my general good health, but when I have I’ve noticed they tend not to call a spade a spade… Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun 22-26th October Wednesday morning I woke up and my T-Shirt was soaked. I was feeling a lot worse: High […]

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Home Sweet Home – The Accident – Part 3

From 19-21st October I stayed at home, apart from one trip to my GP’s surgery, and didn’t do much. Sun/Mon/Tues 19/20/21st October I’ve found sleep throughout the ongoing recovery process to thankfully not have eluded me. By sleeping on my right side and resting my right arm on my right leg I can keep the […]

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Northern General Hospital Sheffield – The Accident – Part 2

WARNING: DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF GRAPHIC IMAGES OF INJURIES WOULD UPSET YOU. Fri/Sat 17/18th October The ambulance crew member in the back with me was very chatty, which helped with what seemed like an eternity to get to the hospital. Straight into the trauma unit and attached to a monitor, not that I could […]

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A Ride in the Dark Peak – The Accident – Part 1

It’s been a while since my last post, partly because life recently has been in the habit of getting in the way, but in particular as from mid-October I’ve been, and still am, in the process of recovery from a cycle accident. Here’s the story so far… Friday, 17th October I always look forward to […]

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Sandringham Country Park

The revised plan this weekend was to do an interiors photography commission Friday morning, then head off  from Lincoln to Norfolk with Clive for a couple of days walking on the North Norfolk coast.

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