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15th Jan 2013 01:55pm
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Pectus Excavatum: Day Before Operation

For some reason this morning I actually awoke to my phone. Normally when I'm asleep, that's it, I'm out for the count and nothing will wake me - I did sleep through 3 smoke alarms going off the other day, didn't even flinch. So anyways, yes, my phone woke me up and it was a Private Number and normally I don't answer these, but I was kinda glad I did actually answer this call. It was the hospital, well more personally it was my surgeon's secretary calling to say that tomorrows operation has been post-poned because he is required to... [read more]

10th Jan 2013 04:42pm
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Pectus Excavatum: Pre-Op Assessment

Talk about an early trip... the roads were foggy as hell when we left at 8.40am to head to Birmingham Heartlands Hospital for my appointment - which thankfully it's just a straight road from Atherstone all the way there, so we got there in time. After walking about a mile to the Pre-Op assessment area (seriously, the hospital is huge!) I was immediately seen for a MRSA test (which just requires them to swab both your nostrils), then I was immediately sent for an XRay, which I did get lost - even with the help of a map (below), I... [read more]

14th Dec 2012 08:33pm
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Pectus Excavatum - 2 Years On

Well it only seems like yesterday that I had The Sister dangling in tears from my neck thinking the worst for my operation to correct my chest deformality called Pectus Excavatum. And now, it seems the time is getting closer to the bar being removed from my chest and me going from being 95% human, 5% stainless steel, back to a full 100% human.

The past two years of having the bar in, along with the build up towards having the Nuss Procedure have all been a mad journey for me. Also it's been - from what... [read more]

30th Aug 2010 06:34am
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Pectus Excavatum - Catchup

It's now been a week and a half since I had my operation and I thought I might update you all on how I feel.

Well - as crude as it sounds - I was only able to start pooping Tuesday just gone (24th August 2010) and that hasn't returned to normal yet (if you get what I mean). Passing liquids is fine afer the cafater, though they've became irregular - like one moment I'd be fine, then would need to pee like Niagra Falls.

Pain-wise, that's not too bad. Actually, I think it didn't hurt as much as they first put... [read more]

22nd Aug 2010 11:38pm
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Pectus Excavatum - The Final Chapter

The time had finally came last week. Tuesday approached and I was starting to get very nervous - so I said goodbye to my friends and family and they wished me the best of luck. However halfway through the day, what goes and happens? Yes, you guessed it... the hospital phoned up and said the operation is cancelled due to lack of bed space - now this is the day BEFORE the operation, you can imagine how pissed off I was, but just as I was about to crack open a beer and chill out they phoned straight back up... [read more]

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