Amputation
  • Today, April 27th, 2024, marks 701 days since my hospital admission for what was anticipated to be a brie ...

    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 es ...

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  • WARNING This post may contain language that offends some people. You have been warned. It is YOUR choice ...

    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 getti ...

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  • In 3 weeks and 4 days time will mark exactly 1 year since the major below-knee amputation of my left leg. ...

    In 3 weeks and 4 days time will mark exactly 1 year since the major below-knee amputation of my left leg. I can not believe it is nearly 1 year since this has occurred. There have been so many struggl ...

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  • So, after nearly 6 months the repairs at home are finally happening next week. And because it involves ti ...

    So, after nearly 6 months the repairs at home are finally happening next week. And because it involves tiling within the bathroom it means I can not remain at home during this time. It means I am havi ...

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  • Today marks exactly 10 months since my life changed forever. This is the 10-month mark of having my left ...

    Today marks exactly 10 months since my life changed forever. This is the 10-month mark of having my left leg amputated below the knee. I have been through a hell of a lot of things during my 46 years ...

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  • This is a hard question to answer. But to make it simple, I believe in a way I have given up to a point. ...

    This is a hard question to answer. But to make it simple, I believe in a way I have given up to a point. Why is this so? Well, wearing a prosthetic leg when I can makes me feel like a freak. I don't f ...

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  • It's nearly 4 hours into 2023 and this year there is a lot of things that I want to do … A lot of things ...

    It's nearly 4 hours into 2023 and this year there is a lot of things that I want to do … A lot of things that I want to achieve … There is going to be a lot of ups and downs … 2022 for me was one of t ...

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  • It's now 5 days out from Christmas 2022 and this is the first Christmas in my "forever home". It is going ...

    It's now 5 days out from Christmas 2022 and this is the first Christmas in my "forever home". It is going to be a relatively low-key event for me this year. One of the neighbours in my unit block (the ...

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  • In 4 days, being 6th December, it has been exactly 6 months since I had my below knee amputation of my le ...

    In 4 days, being 6th December, it has been exactly 6 months since I had my below knee amputation of my left leg. I really have no idea where the last 6 months has gone, but something I do know is that ...

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  • So today is the today I am finally getting the new wheelchair that is mine and the final one that is need ...

    So today is the today I am finally getting the new wheelchair that is mine and the final one that is needed. At the moment there is just a slight problem with the back tippers needing adjusting and re ...

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