On Monday 1st March 21, I was admitted to Ward 102, the Cardio/thoracic ward at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE).
I was in the RIE on this day for the pre-op work that I was needing for the surgery I was having the following day. The surgery that I had on Tuesday 2nd March was to remove the chest plate on the right hand side of my body. This chest plate was part of the chest rebuild I had after my right hand side of my rib cage was removed along with a massive tumour during life-threatening/life-saving surgery in October 2015.
Merry Christmas everyone to you and your family. I hope that where ever you are and whatever your circumstances are, that you all have a good day when it’s here. Due to the terrible year that 2020 turned out for all of us, so much has been made of what we can do, who weContinue reading “MERRY CHRISTMAS”
IT’S JUST NOT THE SAME There has been a few times this week that certainly have had its moments here on Ward 102 at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE). It really has been a hard week, especially as I thought that I would have been back home with Kirsty and Nathan. Every time that IContinue reading “THE NEW REGIME”
A DAUNDER AROUND THE WARD The other day while exercising by walking up and down the ward with my mask on, I was having a read of the staff and public notice boards. There is some really interesting information for NHS Lothian staff and patients alike. The Ward that I am on, Ward 102 atContinue reading “ONE HUNDRED AND TWO”
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS With everything that is going on across the UK with Coronavirus and the level of selfishness that we are witnessing daily, my faith in humanity was restored on Tuesday 12 May 2020. It was roughly at 16.45 and the nurses had set me up to my ‘pic line’ so that IContinue reading “THE RESTORATION OF MY FAITH IN HUMANITY!”
Nurses care for our loved ones at some of the most difficult times in their lives. Right now, the care and attention that I am receiving from the nurses on Ward 102 at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE) really is fantastic. Then when we turn on our TV’s and watch the news and see whatContinue reading “INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY – 12 MAY”
PROG IN THE PARK 2.0 UPDATE Please accept my apology for the lack of any updates on either the Prog in the Park 2.0 (PITP 2.0) Facebook Group, Facebook Page or on proginthepark.com PFollowing on from my admission to the Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy (VHK) Fife in March with pneumonia, I find myself in the RoyalContinue reading “PROG IN THE PARK 2.0 UPDATE – TUESDAY 5 MAY 2020”
A DATE TO REMEMBER The original idea was to post that this on Monday 7 October 2015, but due to the school holidays and fatigue, this is a date that I will always remember. Exactly four years ago was the day when a team of amazing people carried out surgery on me to save myContinue reading “FOUR YEARS”