Day 80

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So I returned yesterday to the news that there had been a cancellation in urology and that they could perform my cystoscopy that afternoon 😏… I’m not a massive fan of cameras at the best of times so having one sent where no camera has been before was obviously no fun. A big monitor displayed an HD image of the inside of my bladder which apparently looked healthy apart from a false passage. A false passage is trauma to the Urethra often caused by a catheter when trying to insert it. The trauma creates a false opening that the catheter can get caught in instead of passing into the bladder. Because of this I have been advised to keep a catheter in situ for a further 3-4 weeks to allow the passage to heal, after which I shall return to Urology to hopefully have it removed for good. Obviously it wasn’t an ideal situation but at least I now know a plan.

The knee is still sore in extension so I have been spending as much time in hydro as possible which is proving effective. The water allows me to move more freely alleviating some of the stiffness and helping control the swelling. I also saw an orthopaedic consultant today and I have been booked in for an MRI at some point but just going to crack on until then, pain permitting…. 🤞

Ok so now the good news…. After 80 days in hospital I’m allowed to go home tomorrow…. for good! I will be back to see Urology and for some check ups but Dr Fard and the team are happy for me to return home and just come back in as an outpatient. I am now in a mad rush to get things organised as it’s all come very quickly considering it was only yesterday that I thought I was here for at least another three weeks!

It’s a weird feeling after being in hospital for so long. I’ve met some amazing people in the last few months and I will be forever grateful to the people who have helped me along the way but I can’t wait to crack on and see what this next chapter has in store…..

P.s. Lois has touched down in NZ for a two week netball tour. Going to miss her but looking forward to surprising her with some acrobatics when she’s back…. 🇳🇿🤙

P.p.s. Pete warm that moped up, I’m coming home 🇮🇹

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