I underwent bilateral below knee osseointegration in 2 stages...stage 1 on 1st June and stage 2 on 13th July. This is me 2 weeks post stage 2 walking on my brand new legs! ..
Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend So it turns out I'm allergic to Celebrex...just a simple little anti-inflammatory but not for me obviously after we figured out it was the culprit I was given Phenergan and a hydrocortisone injection...I zonked out about 20 min ..
I'm a bit late with my blog tonight...sorry peeps, just dealing with a slight allergic reaction to something I should also be asleep as haven't slept in 2 days I started noticing a blotchy rash appearing on my arms, chest and legs this morning and originally thought it was ..
Second stage surgery was a success when I finally got down to theatre I think I spent more time in the waiting area and with the anaesthetist than I did actually in surgery I had a terrible nights sleep last night so waiting around today getting 'hangrier' by the hour didn ..
I'm baaaaaaaack yes after 22 days at home I'm back at MUH ready for my Stage 2 surgery tomorrow To be honest, the last 3 weeks at home were far from easy, for me or for Craig That small amount of independence I had prior to surgery had suddenly been ripped away f ..
It's officially my last night in hospital tonight (for this stage anyway) 🎉🎉🎉 20 days I've been in here and I can't wait to get home to Craig, my QLD family, my own bed, my own shower and my own clothes...I mean I have been wearing my own clothes but I do miss my wardrobe(s) � ..
Welcome to the weekend 💃🎉🍻 I'm finally on the countdown to going home 🏡 I've been pain free now for 3 days straight (bar a few electrical currents playing havoc in my leg ⚡️) and the team are happy for me to fly home this week ✈️ Friday was a reasonably busy day with boo ..
Guess what???? I woke up this morning with NO pain!!! Yes, you read that right, absolutely NO pain!!! 🎉🎉 all of your positive thoughts and well wishes truly worked, thank you 💞💗 the tingly nerve sensations are still there but they're manageable at this stage 👌 I couldn' ..
Howdy 👋I'm combining 2 blogs into one today because I can :-P its my 2 week anniversary today since my OI surgery...let's celebrate 🎉💃 Tuesday was a good day with lots of rest!!! Monday night my left leg decided to play up again and kept me awake most of the night so I wa ..
Happy Tuesday everyone 💃💃💃 Yesterday wasn't too eventful so I'll keep this short... I had a lovely restful day although I did escape to the mall for lunch to get me out of these 4 walls, it was a beautiful sunny day too so managed to get some much needed vitamin ..
Good morning, happy Sunday. I didn't get a chance to blog last night as I actually managed to ESCAPE the hospital for a few hours and didn't get back until well after curfew hehe. Being a Saturday my day wasn't overly exciting as there is limited staff and I decided ..
Oops I did it again...no post yesterday but I'm still alive I promise ;-) I'll split the days to make sure I capture everything 👍 Day 10: Thursday Today started like every day...6am wake up for morning meds and obs then back to sleep until breakfast arrived at ..
Hey peeps I'm back...sorry I didn't post yesterday, I'll try not to do that again lol :-P The lack of sleep finally caught up with me yesterday and I fell asleep straight after dinner last night so no daily post was done. So yesterday I had my PCA taken down and ..
Sorry for not posting an update yesterday. Unfortunately I was in so much pain last night I couldn't string 2 words together let alone type half a novel. I didn't get any sleep either so it wasn't up there as my best day ever 😖 The good news is my pain has now decreased ..
It's the weekend...not much to report on today as it was another day stuck in bed, apparently tomorrow I'll be disconnected from my epidural, oxygen, PCA and catheter! I'll also go on to 4 hourly obs instead of 2 hourly meaning I may actually get some sleep 😴💤 Being fr ..
Helllllloooo pain...so that's what I woke up to this morning...excruciating pain, as in 8 out of 10 pain. Check out the graphic pain chart below as I'm pretty sure that's how I looked!! After 2 days of feeling nothing I was definitely under a false sense of security as r ..
Good morning world 🌏 well I think I had a whole 50 minutes of sleep last night so hoping I can be literate enough to make sense in this blog! My surgery went great, I think I was in there for about 3 hours but the pre-surgery prep wasn't much fun 😐 due to having no veins t ..
The day is here! I was on the list for 10:30 this morning but still waiting so no food or water for me...why is it that when you're told you're not allowed to drink anything your mouth feels drier than a sand pit? I'm now showered and prepped for my trip to theatr ..
Please take the time to read this story. This amazing man will be performing my osseointegration surgery in June and the things he had to survive just to share his knowledge and skills with this country are barbaric to say the least! He showed strength, determination and resi ..
In exactly 8 weeks today we will be making the trip to Sydney to start my osseointegration journey! In the next 8 weeks I will be undergoing serious prehab involving intensive Physio, yoga sessions, one on one personal training, weight loss and general fitness to build up t ..
I was lucky to try these fancy new Triton smart Ankles out in 2015...they allowed a really fluid movement up and down ramps etc but weren't for me unfortunately due to the excessive weight and work required to get them to walk fluidly. ..
I made a pledge a year ago to participate in the 14km City to Surf to raise funds for You Move Me Project and the time is almost here! This is going to be one of the biggest challenges I've undertaken but I know I'll do it with the support of the Evolution to Wellbeing crew, ..