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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]

17th Aug 2010 01:55pm
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Pectus Excavatum Operation

Sorry, for the lack of updates on the site - I've only just got my internet back on.

Right, finally after loads of constant knock-backs my operation is finally going ahead. I had my Pre-Op assessment on Thursday - which included a few other tests including MRSA testing, ECG test (which they incorrectly put me down as Female), blood test and then an XRay. Friday was the day for my MRI Scan - which was a weird experience and now tomorrow is the main day. Talk about getting nervous ... ... ... I'm in at 8am and I think the operation... [read more]

2nd Jul 2009 02:29am
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Pectus Excavatum (5)

Not really much of a major update, but on Tuesday I got my letter from my surgeon asking the George Elliot hospital, if they're able to book me in for CT Thoracic scan. Today (well technically yesterday - Wednesday) I took it into the hospital and gave it to them.

The lady on the reception desk of the X-Ray department wasn't sure that they do CT scans (or that she wasn't sure they did CT scans for the thoracic area). So she asked someone else, who said "Yes" and she just confirmed my name, date of birth and address... took my... [read more]

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