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  • WARNING This post contains images that may upset or offend some readers. These images relate to after surgery. If you cannot handle such images, please do not continue. The 3 images within this post are not as graphic as other images and do not show the actual wound after the BKA. So, you should be...

  • This post is a continuation of yesterday's update, detailing events from two years ago. If you missed yesterday's post, it's available at my website here. This morning, my nurse surprised me by announcing that I was scheduled for surgery in 30 minutes. Confused, as I had no prior knowledge of this,...

  • On this day in 2022, a significant event took place that would begin to have major impacts on the rest of my life. In the early hours of May 27th, 2022, I observed the diabetic ulcer on my left foot's left side turning black. I took a photo with my phone and sent it to my GP via email. Later that mo...

  • Today, April 27th, 2024, marks 701 days since my hospital admission for what was anticipated to be a brief treatment involving IV drugs and the insertion of a PICC line. Unexpectedly, the situation escalated dramatically in less than a day. Here's a brief recount of the rapid changes: On the morning...

  • WARNING This post may contain language that offends some people. You have been warned. It is YOUR choice if you continue reading any further. Let's start with a few home truths and basics before getting into some other maybe heated topics (either in this post or the next). But as you can see from th...

  • WARNING This post contains strong language that may offend some people. You have been warned. I am so seriously fucking pissed off at the moment. Now as per my normal, I am not mentioning names. But seriously why fucking bother asking me for help on something you know nothing about. I set it all up...

  • We are a few days out from the end of the first month of the new year. Where in the hell has the last 30 days gone? It can go a bit quicker and get out of Summer already and cool down a bit. Anyway, when starting to write this post it is still 28.1°C (82.58°F) and it is 2am, it is hot as hell and I...

  • We are now approaching the end of the 3rd day of 2024 and it is starting slowly. But I have some big plans for this year and some big things that I need to change personally to improve my life, make it better and achieve what I want. For pretty much all of 2023 I have been scared to get up and about...

  • Christmas 2023 has now come and gone. But bet your bottom socks it won't be long before the season of Christmas 2024 is upon us. Especially with how fast this last year has gone. I had a quiet Christmas again this year. No decorations and just had a light Christmas lunch with my neighbours and frien...

  • We are now only 4 days out from Christmas Day 2023. It is a rough time of year for me and it has been for decades. But, this year is my second Christmas in my forever home. Not doing anything special again this year. No tree, no decorations, no nothing this year. Next year I am planning on doing up...