Tag: health

February 23, 2012

The nonsense with Papworth Hospital unfortunately continues, emphasising to me that you can think an organisation is really great (I’ve had no complaints in 10 years), but it only takes one major foulup and a total lack of will to fix it to completely change…

February 13, 2012

I just looked at my last post, and corrected a load of typos, which were probably indicative of my state of mind. Spent most of the weekend on the sofa, with my nose alternately in a book or a hankerchief. Friday and Saturday nights, I…

February 2, 2012

An update on how things are going. The last week, I haven’t been getting on with the machine at all, to the point that for two nights I unplugged the thing and slept without CPAP at all. In the meantime while I have been waiting…

January 27, 2012

A few days ago, I commented on livejournal that I had been feeling sleepy lately, and wondered if my CPAP needed adjusting.

Today I had an appointment at Papworth hospital respiratory sleep centre. It was my annual appointment, where they check me out, and my machine, but I thought I could raise my issues and get them addressed.

September 3, 2011

I am about to head off for a few days in Brighton, where I used to live before moving here; followed by Sussex University’s 50 anniversary celebration, held over next weekend. So, naturally, just in time for my holiday break, the cellullitus that resulted from…

June 30, 2011

Some of you may remember that I had a bout of cellulitus in my leg in April, following a minor injury while in the States. It took three weeks worth of anti-biotics to get rid of it, which knocked me for six at the time.…

May 5, 2011

I had a routine health checkup yesterday; more blood drawn to followup some previous tests, and general checking of blood pressure/weight and chat about diet. The nurse asked me if anyone at the surgery had ever measured my height. I have been going there 10…

April 18, 2011

Had another doctor’s appointment today, and after 3 weeks of antibiotics, he has given my leg a provisional all-clear. The infection appear to have gone, but I am still suffering from a badly swollen ankle, which we are both puzzled about. He suggested it might…

April 10, 2011

I had cause to use the 111 NHS non-emergency service yesterday, when whatever is wrong with me seemed to get worse, with periodic pins and needles and numbness in my hands and feet. My GP had said to come back to him immediately if anything…

April 8, 2011

Went to see my GP yesterday, as – despite having two different types of antibiotics in as many weeks – my leg was no better. He has given me another week’s supply of the second antibiotic, which agreed with me a little better than the…

April 1, 2011

Earlier I posted about how I had been prescribed antibiotics for an infection resulting from a cut on my leg. The last week hasn’t been brilliant – I am not in much pain or anything, and it hasn’t affected my mobility, but it’s affected both…

March 24, 2011

This week has been somewhat eventful.

While in San Francisco, I managed to bark my shin on the metal step of a streetcar. A queue of people were boarding – those in front of me stopped, those behind didn’t, jostling me forward.