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Raconteurs News No 193 welcoming Jason back !

21 July 2018 Health

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RACONTEURS NEWS No193. Welcome back Jason. Cheers.

Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability. Ho Chi Minh

With Andy Young, in conversation with Jason Holmes.

Andy welcomes his old mate Jason back to raconteursnews.com with a tongue in cheek joke.

Jason has been on a ‘roller coaster’ ride of illness for many years. This has certainly been a horrendous experience for him and his family.

He recalls a routine procedure that was performed on his leg, called an Angioplasty. This involves inserting a balloon into his leg artery, and a stent fitted.

After this treatment Jason was discharged from hospital, and his medical team explained to him that his treatment had ‘gone well’.

Jason explains that before he received this treatment, he could walk unaided, with no problems with his mobility.

Two days after treatment he discovered that he could not walk at all. He further discovered that he had contracted a hospital acquired infection.

Jason believes that he had contracted the Norovirus, which was prevalent at that time. This horrible virus was then passed to other members of Jason’s family making them very ill too.

After numerous visits to his doctor where Jason explained that his leg didn’t feel right, and his concerns that he couldn’t straighten his limb. He was given assurances that everything was fine. He was told there was no danger; there was no indication that his limb was threatened.

After two weeks had passed, Jason was experiencing a great deal of pain and discomfort. An appointment was hastily made with a consultant. After an examination the consultant gave his opinion that amputation of Jason’s leg was the only option available to him.

For Jason and his family they believed that there were other options available. They were all in a state of shock. Why did this happen? What was the cause?

Although good health is mostly taken for granted. (We tend not to think of our health too much)

Please listen to Jason’s story, and hopefully we may all learn to cherish life and reconsider illness; and how an illness like this may impact our lives and those of our loved ones.

Jason welcome back. Thank you for sharing your personal experiences with us.

We all send our love and good wishes to yourself and your family.

The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein.



Leg amputation and life afterwards


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