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"Here we go again, on my own" (white snake lyrics )

It’s been a long time since my last “confession”.. Post apologies everyone I have been ridiculously busy building my own home… Literally.

For those who don’t know me I’ll begin today with a quick recap, but ultimately today’s post is to give an update to my friends and family on my current health and treatment. 284 more words

Breast Cancer

Day 24 - 2nd physio session; sensitive patch explained; no more Clexane!

Days pass uneventfully. Day 24 is my next physio session. Nicola notices I’m still not putting my weight over my left hip unless concentrating fully on the ‘left foot down, think… 335 more words

Joint Replacement

Day 21 - Anaemia still a nuisance

Anaemia is draining me a bit. I find it a real struggle to clear my head in the mornings, then I drag myself around until about 1, when I fall into bed for a 2hr siesta. 227 more words

Joint Replacement

Day 20: Naproxen no more; to crouch or not to crouch...

Another night without Codeine, and I’ve also given up the Naproxen after 8 months (I’m sure I’ve brewed up a stomach ulcer, despite my religious intake of Ranitidine). 479 more words

Joint Replacement

Day 19: Clearer without the codeine; blackberry picking by the sea

I had a few nerve twinges last night, and tossed and turned a bit as usual, but slept fairly well, and feel much brighter today. 197 more words

Joint Replacement

Day 18 - First physio session; absent abductors

My first physio session is with a familar face: Nicola is young, very enthusiastic, and treated me 4 years ago after my first arthroscopy on my left hip. 483 more words

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Day 17 - Codeine - enough already!

I only took 15mg Codeine Phosphate last night – it works pretty well for the pain, but I end up with a splitting headache all day and really accelerated heartbeat. 204 more words

Joint Replacement