Tag: Hospital

Stopwatch

Lung Transplants Are On Hold

Lung Transplants Paused Currently my whole life revolves around being in hospital, whilst permanently living in fear of catching Corona Virus. I’ve been unable to escape it; it’s all anyone talks about. And what else is there to do in hospital but feed the fear by watching TV and going on social media? “Try not to worry about it!” and “Distract yourself from what is going on!” is the well-meaning

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Hand Sanitiser Shortage in Hospitals

Being On A CF Unit During Covid-19

Cystic Fibrosis and Covid-19 I am recovering in hospital after my Sinus Surgery as Covid-19 really starts to take hold of the country.  Although the ENT team are happy with me to be discharged, I am still recovering from the operation. My balance is a bit all over the place. This is no surprise as I have issues with it due to taking Gentamycin as a youngster. Whenever my body

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Sinus CT Scan

Sinus Surgery – Meeting the Surgeon

Sinus Surgery – Meeting the Surgeon I write a little dairy in hospital. This was the entry for meeting the surgeon and confirming sinus surgery will take place: The surgeon takes my medical history, which takes longer and longer these days. I describe my numerous sinus infections. When I told him which IVs I was on, he laughs and says “Ah, yes, Domestos!”  I had another camera shoved up my nose.

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Leave from Hospital for CF patients

Going AWOL | Overnight Leave From Hospital

Leave from Hospital Actually that should be Absent With Leave from hospital but it doesn’t sound as fun. When you are an inpatient for a long period of time, it goes without saying that you miss home comforts. Not to mention becoming institutionalised! There is nothing better than your own bed, even if they aren’t motorised like the ones in hospital! The CF team is usually quite happy to let

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Christmas-Day-Hospital

What’s it like to spend Christmas in Hospital? – Part 2

Christmas Day in Hospital My partner came up to visit and we hung out. He pushed me down to the hospital cafe at the entrance, which wasn’t open! So we got some snacks from M&S and ate them across a table in an empty canteen. A romantic festive setting if there ever was one – with a bag of Sprouts on the table as a decoration. Yes, those infamous sprouts! 

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Christmas carol singers in hospital

What’s it like to spend Christmas in Hospital? – Part 1

Christmas in Hospital When people realise how long I spend in hospital (usually the majority of the winter), one of the first things they ask me is if I’ve ever spent Christmas Day in hospital.  Then where I am with my transplant. What’s it like spending Christmas in hospital? There is actually quite a lot of difference in the run up to Christmas and Christmas Day itself. I’ve spent several

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