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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Pelican Cycles Ride – Chesterfield

If I can, work permitting, I like to get out on the bike on a Wednesday evening for the Pelican Cycles weekly ride. It’s aimed at riders capable of keeping a reasonable pace for 30/40 miles. Although new riders are always welcome and will be coaxed along. The group always waits for the slower riders […]

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Le Grand Depart

With only a day or two to spare, arrangements were made with my friend, David, to take our bikes to Yorkshire to watch Le Grand Depart. I had initially thought watching the opening stage of the Tour de France on the box would be the way to go, but David wanted to see the race […]

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Partying on Down in Stamford

Last weekend a group of friends celebrated David’s 50th birthday on Saturday, which had been planned for months. Sam, once again, had donned the mantle of party organiser, as rightly befits this party supremo: so what could possibly go wrong? Well, in truth, nothing where Sam was concerned, but almost everything at my end.

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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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Everesting Beeley Moor

At the weekend, 1st June to be precise, Pete Johnson attempted to “Everest” Beeley Moor, aka Hell Bank in the Derbyshire Peak District.

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Out and About in the Peaks

This weekend was all set-up for walking and camping in the Peak District, with my friend Clive. But due to circumstances both Friday and Saturday had to be cancelled. Not sure if we’ll be walking tomorrow, though. Now, I’d put off another friend, David, who wanted to go cycling in the Peak District, but with […]

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Nostalgic Ride for David

Ever since David, a friend from Lincoln, came out with me in the hills of Derbyshire a few weeks ago, we’ve been wanting to do it again.

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New For Old – It’s a Cleatche

My cleats had been telling me for quite some time, they needed replacing. It had gradually been getting more and more difficult to clip the left shoe into the pedal.

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