Tarantula

Tarantula
The 1st one of many

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

What a journey

Our Journey all started on January 4th 2013 the rest of the details are in my blog below, so I wont go into detail again. But the hospital bit is coming to an end.On Thursday 28th March I get discharged from Frenchay  B.I.RUand hopefully put that chapter behind me.I am really excited by this and I am so looking forward to going home. Its very difficult to describe the elation at being discharged. I have done everything they asked of me and really feel that Thursday afternoon is my reward for completing my tasks and physio sessions.
I am not completely finished with hospitals as soon I will be attending http://www.gammaknife.org.uk/web/WhatIsGammaKnife.htm for some extra but vital treatment, this may take awhile and numerous visits to Sheffield to complete but it will all be as a outpatient.
I cannot thank the staff at Frenchay and BIRU enough as they have been so supportive and they have worked hard to try and correct the damage caused. I have to say that the team has succeeded with most of the problems, although I will need to continue with instructed physio when I get home.


Friday, 15 March 2013

injury update.

just after the operation

Just a quick update to explain why I have not been on the air or in my shack the last 8 weeks or so.

On January the 4th 2013 I suffered a brain haemorrhage and was admitted to Frenchay hospital in Bristol. On the 3rd of February 2013 suffered a second bleed and thanks to the superb care of the neuro team I am now coming out the other side. I have suffered some weakness in my left arm and leg and I am currently in hospital Monday to Friday as an inpatient working hard with the physio team to try and get me walking independently and so far things are going well.
I am due to attend a hospital in Sheffield in the future to have laser surgery to remove the blood vessels causing the bleed, the bleed has been emobilised with glue? and a platinum coil was fitted this is to stabilise things until I get the laser surgery.
I am allowed home to my family at weekends which is great and I am expecting a discharge from hospital in the near future
This weekend 16th/17thMarch 2013 I am hoping to operate for the first time since Christmas on my weekend at home, I look forward to meeting you on the bands