Tag: MRI

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Starting 2017 as I mean to go on…

I started today with a run. I haven't run in a few weeks due to the damage I did to my shoulder during the final 150m of the Royal Park's Half-Marathon in October. It still hurts when I run and now, when I walk briskly. So I made an appointment with my GP before Christmas and have ...

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The fragile body

Last weekend, I hit the streets of London hard. Literally. Falling while out running, I took a lump out of my right elbow, badly hurt my right root and knee and (it turns out) twisted my ankle in the process. This wouldn't have been so bad - I'm a big boy, after all - except ...

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Back to square one?

So, I have epilepsy. I've never been shy in discussing it here, or anywhere else for that matter. I'm not ashamed of it, so why keep it a secret? It's far too misunderstood an illness as it is. And in the grand scheme of things, I'm extremely lucky that it doesn't have a more significant ...

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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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Up and at ’em

I'm up unusually early for a Saturday, on my way to my MRI scan - which will hopefully reveal the source of my knee pain while running. Choosing an early morning Saturday appointment seemed like a good idea yesterday morning, but when I woke up at 6:30 this morning...not so much. Still. Some coffee will ...

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A quick knee update…

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you know the right people. In this case, the lovely people at my health insurance company. A quick phone call later and I have an MRI scan scheduled for first thing tomorrow morning and an X-Ray booked in for first thing Monday morning. The soonest I can see ...