1. Physio Terrorpy

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    Recovery is a fine line, one which fluctuates between a positive and negative pole. I’ve started physio at home which very basically is about getting me standing on my right leg. My left arm can help in an abstract kind of way. Yesterday the physio’s descended and put me to...
  2. Buddha & me

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    Being back home means having a care worker, or enablement officer to give them their proper moniker. Today I had a Japanese woman who told me she was a Buddhist and believed all things are predetermined, so best to be positive about life as there’s nothing you can do about...
  3. Injector seat

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    One of joys of long term hospitalisation and recovery from an accident is the myriad of prescribed drugs. Some of the serious painkillers send you off to a wonderful place, the kind that The Beatles used to write about when tripping on LSD in a yellow submarine. Can’t remember if...
  4. Home is where the heart is

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    After weeks of being hospitalised, I finally have the go ahead to go home, tomorrow. After various tortuous tests and hideous hoops and the caring process I can now sit at home and clock watch…or watch Bargain Hunt, whilst attempting to stop our fluffy assassin cat, Bailey from seeing my...
  5. The Great Escape

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    Developments in my NHS imprisonment are in motion that will see…dare I whisper it…home. After the last trip to Frenchay hospital and copious x-raying, consultant prodding and self appreciation at their surgical prowess, physio torturing, occupational therapist evaluating, and social worker smiling and box ticking, I was informed I could...
  6. A leg up

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    Let me tell you about physio. It involves pain. Real grit your teeth, swear at inanimate objects and focuses the mind on how clever and well tuned our bodies normally are. Today, after god-like consultants had laid on healing hands and said with a cavalier swagger, “this leg you can...
  7. Suffer in Silence

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    I could, feeling as I do at this moment pour scorn on the NHS and direct a barrage of abuse towards the people who have cared for me. If you have the misfortune to end up in hospital, this is a good example of attitude and the system. It’s also...
  8. Right note

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    Late nights on the ward, as the harsh glaring strip lights dim and you can grasp a piece of solitude are often a time when I listen to music – occasionally a sad moment as you connect lyrics to events that landed me here. Anyway, in contrast to that dear...
  9. Geometric curtains

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    The organised chaos that is the breakfast round (one piece of delicious dry cold toast for me) has run its course amid bed changes, nurses allocating drugs and the tea man, who we have now nicknamed, “big gambler” when he revealed his habit. “If I have two pound, I’ll bet...
  10. Zen driver

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    Awake at 5.18am and forced to play Battleships on my phone – I’ve progressed through the ranks to Admiral. Arms ache as they always do in the morning – makes it difficult to salute those pesky junior officers..! Heard this morning…nothing. Follow up appointment at Frenchay hospital tomorrow, which will...

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