Tag: Hospital

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A quick Surgery update

This morning's knee surgery went without a hitch. The hospital staff were all amazing - thorough, professional and very friendly. I was in at 7:00am, down for surgery at 10:00am and came to in the recovery room about 11:15am. I was pretty out of it - haven't had a general anaesthetic since I was 18 ...

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Under the knife…

So...I went to see my orthopaedic specialist the other evening. And the news wasn't great. He's diagnosed a meniscus tear, requiring surgery. Because my injury happened in April (thank you fellow runner at the London Marathon), because I've rested and stretched and avoided long runs and because the pain is getting worse: he recommends surgery ...

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Here we go again…

Up early again - though no earlier than I'm used to on a Monday - to head to the hospital. This time, it's x-rays of my knee. Hopefully, getting it all done this early in the morning will mean I can avoid any delays and get back to work as soon as possible. On a ...

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Putting the “F” into TFL

Aside from waking up at an un-godly hour to get to the hospital for my MRI scan, my morning wasn't the most fun. I found out at the last minute that London Underground was providing its usual weekend service (i.e. half the network down for "upgrades") which meant me taking the DLR to Bow and ...

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The knee saga continues

So...I had my appointment with the orthopaedic specialist and those of you who had placed bets on me needing an MRI can cash in now. He thinks I've damaged cartilage in there but wants to get a good look inside. Good news: I may be able to get the scan done in the next few ...