I live in Chesham, South Buckinghamshire UK, luckily enough it is only an hour on the underground for central London but still in the beautiful Chiltern Hills.
Photography has been a creative outlet of mine for a very long time. I especially like photographing the natural world and macro photography. Kind of ironically though for a photographer I detest having my own photo taken.
I’ve written dozens of poems since I was a teenager and had poems published both online and in print books. Lots of my personal favourite are on my website; Stolen Kiss, Twisted Soul, When and Goodbye.
I badly broke my leg back in December 2010 and complications mean it’s basically permanently knackered. I try and remain philosophical about it – I could have landed on my head and been hurt far worse.
November 2020 and I was added to the waiting list for a Left Below Knee Amputation. I refuse to spend the rest of my life in pain 24/7, living on cocktail of pain killers that includes controlled drugs. Covid has caused delays, then my heart problems meant more delays and checks.
The ananeathatist cancelled my surgery until I underwent further cardiac tests. So I had all the tests qin August.
I was admitted to hospital on 17th November and went for my amputation surgery on 18th November.
I finally had my left below knee amputation surgery. Sadly complications meant instead of 5-7 days I spent over four weeks in hospital.
I will begin writing the second part of my journey soon.
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