Where am I

I managed to slip over on 6-November-2015 and fracture the femoral head of my right hip. This blog is just to keep friends and relatives up-to-date with my recovery. It also will show where the NHS is good and where there is opportunity to improve. If you click the images tab (above) there are a few images of the break before and after the repair.

Update 10-June-2016 - sadly the femoral head has avascular necrosis and a total hip replacement will be carried out on 15-June-2016

I am home in Stoke Bruerne

Monday, 20 June 2016

Day 4 of recovery

A day of highs and, sadly, an extreme low.

Night of 18-June I really didn't feel like eating so didn't bother, I had been feeling a bit odd and dizzy but thought I was over that.  Yesterday morning (Day 4) I felt quite awful, cold and clammy and sweaty.  The staff in the ward were wonderful and called the on duty doctor who took me away for a series of blood tests and ECGs - my heart was running at anything between 88 beats per minute and 140 which he was unhappy with.  He told me I must eat more and he would pop back and see me as he thought I may have a blood infection.  He did pop back at about 20:00 and said he thought it was an adverse reaction to one of the drugs I have been given; he would return about midnight to carry out some final tests - really excellent customer service I thought. I have had two more blood tests through the night with the last at 04:45!

I have a managed to go to the loo on my crutches and take my full weight on my new hip - great.

The extreme low concerns my very long standing friend Trevor Skoyles (lock keeper at Hanham on the K&A).  Trevor wanted to be my Next of Kin for the new hip and he was duly entered in all the hospital papwerwork.  I now have to remove him as NOK as Trevor, very sadly, committed suicide on Saturday evening.  I have spoken to Trevor's mother but there is little I can do from my hospital bed with her in Westbury - it is an unmitigated tragedy - Trevor came and stayed a fortnight ago.  I am lost for words.

Lovely vists from Helen Westlake and Trevor Morley this afternoon - it's amazing what a tonic such vists are. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh Kathryn, I am so sad for you. What horrible news on a day when you feel so rotten already. I hope they have at least been able to find the reason for you feeling so awful and that you are soon improving.
    Kath (nb Herbie)


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