Category Archives: Medical

12 Months of Thumb Twiddling – Pachyder What

Well the 31st October has been and gone for another year. For most and me, normally, it means costumes, parties and sweets.

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing – Pachyder What

Raise your glasses to another 3 months of sitting around and doing bugger all about my low blood levels.

A job well done – Pachyder What

After the short notice, my operation went very well and I have spent the last 3 weeks recovering. My swelling has quickly gone down and to the outside world it is nearly impossible to tell that I have just had surgery.

A story about how my life got twisted upside down, again – Pachyder What

Well I have had quite the week.

Last night was my appointment with my Haematologist to discuss my latest set off blood results and formulate a plan of action to try and make me better. Well that was the hope I had about week ago, but everything has spiralled out of control a bit.

I now have a 4th doctor with no answers – Pachyder What

Well, that might be a little bit harsh but I still do not have any answers, or anything more than a loose plan, regarding my blood and bone marrow problems.

New Year, New Problem – Pachyder What

Unsurprisingly, most of my medical experiences don’t really run to plan and during routine checks ahead of my knee surgery there were some complications, of course there were.

I’m broken again

I am currently sitting in bed with an ice pack on my knee. I have been for the past two weeks and will be for the next as well. You see the operation I had on my foot, was not the only surgery I have had to undertake recently.

I managed to rupture my Anterior Cruciate Ligament playing football, like a real professional. One passionate tackle and I mangled my knee so much I need it to be reconstructed. So I went under the knife on just before Christmas and have been recovering ever since.

The operation went really well, but I now have approximately 9 months of rehab to complete before I can play competitive sport or think about going skiing, which definitely sucks. I am having weekly physio sessions to make sure I mend properly and it’s all very frustrating. So there will be no going to the gym for a while and no running any marathons next year.

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