My Journey

Hi! I’m now up for writing a bit about my near-death experience. It was quite close, apparently! I’m a professional “liver” these days. I had a GCS (Glasgow Coma Scale) rating of 3! I had no eye response, no verbal response and no motor response!

It turns out I had 16 operations on my brain. My head had an acute subdural haematoma. Started with a craniectomy on the 21st June 2014. That’s them removing part of my skull to let it swell up freely outside my skull! Both lungs were collapsed and I had a breast bone fracture, left shoulder fracture and a rotator cuff tear. Both my legs were broken as well. I’m reading this from my report about my injuries. I had an open left tibia-fibula and a right fibula fracture. Sounds a bit scary! Both legs appear to be very done.

Ah well. I’m definitely still alive! Only just. Luckily, I don’t really remember anything about 2014 or 2015. I vaguely remember 2016, with coming back to Manchester and starting talking again.

I had my legs fixed in June 2016. I had both Achilles tendons extended, both big toe tendons released and my left tibialis was released. I had casts on both legs for a while then. They were removed in July 2017.

I also had my PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) removed on the 2nd November 2016.

Since then, it’s all been going quite well! I mean, not as good as I was before all this nonsense, but I’m definitely getting there. No death for me just yet. I have seriously come back to life!

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