Amputation

This page and its contents, which will include information, blog postings and images is all in relation to the recent below-the-knee amputation of my left leg. This area is currently under development and things will be added here shortly.

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This page has information and links in relation to my below-the-knee amputation in June 2022. This page and posts linked within this page written by me will contain some very graphic images. A warning at the top of posts will be made if a graphic image or more is posted within.
 

 

 

Hospital Admission Date: Friday, 27th May 2022

Surgery 1: Left Small Toe Removed – Saturday, 28th May 2022

Surgery 2: Second Toe from the Left Removed – Thursday, 2nd June 2022

Major Surgery (Amputation): Monday 6th June 2022
Was taken to the operating room at 7.15am and did not wake in my room until after 3pm. The surgery went on until approx. 1pm

 

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