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Sunday, July 19, 2015
This post won't be of interest to everyone but i felt it was time to explain a few things and how it will effect me blogging in the next few months. If some of you follow me on twitter you may have noticed i have mentioned hospital appointments so i have done this for people to understand.




Ok lets start from the beginning...

What Happened...
Quite a few years ago i was hit by a car which luckily only caused damage to my leg. A couple of years after the accident i was told i needed an operation on my knee to fix it. After the operation i knew something wasn't right. It took me over 3 months to recover and ever since that operation my knee has been swollen everyday and never goes down. I went back to my GP and was told everything was fine. Shortly after my knee began to give way and i would fall. This became a regular thing and more and more often. I kept going back to my gp who finally referred me to the hospital. I had x rays which same back fine and was told again nothing was wrong! You know your knee giving way and falling every month is not normal. 

In June last year my knee finally gave way again but this time i knew it was bad. I had fallen and haven't been able to walk without a crutch since. A few weeks after the fall i was referred to my hospital and once again told nothing was wrong and the words they used were "It is like diabetes you have to learn to live with it". Im sorry but a knee giving way and especially not being to walk without a crutch is not normal. I was then referred to someone else who said they do not deal with knees and because it is a complicated case i need referring to a specialist hospital which is 1 hour from where i live. 




What Will Be Happening...
When my appointment at the specialist hospital came i was a little skeptical thinking i would be fobbed off again. This consultant told me within 10 minutes what was wrong and that i should of been sent to him 3 years ago. In the end it has come to surface that all of my nerves in my knee are damaged, i have ligament damage and some further damage. I am having to have surgery on my knee for them to correct everything and put screws into my knee. My consultant has told me i won't be walking without a crutch for at least another 6 months. I am currently having to wear a leg brace everyday. After my operation i will have to have my leg in a metal splint so i won't be able to move it what so ever for 2 weeks. Then i will need a leg brace from my hip to my ankle for 6 weeks and then another large brace for 3-4 months. 

I have now been told my operation will be sometime in the next 6 weeks. All in all i will have been out of my job for 18 months. Luckily my work are being really good and keeping my job open. It has really knocked my confidence as if i ever go out so many people look at my leg and some have even made comments. Shockingly it is more of the older generation who have been making comments. This is the reason i started my blog as i needed something to do which wouldn't take up to much physical energy. I can't go out on my own incase i fall, someone has to help me up the stairs, i feel i have lost all my independence.

When i have my operation i am going to try and write up posts ready to schedule but it will effect me in some way. I hope you can all understand and be patient with me as i am so happy with how far my blog has come in 1 year. Even just talking to some of you on twitter or in chats really does help me and its nice not to be judged on something like this. 

Sorry for the long post guys but i just wanted to get it out there as the time felt right to finally explain myself.

35 comments on "My Secret & Why i Started Blogging | Lifestyle"
  1. Its absolutely awful you didnt get the proper care straight away!!! <3 However, glad to hear someone has taken you seriously now and help is beginning properly for you <3 xxxx

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    1. Thank you! It honestly makes you loose trust in our NHS especially with how many consultants didn't have a clue! x

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about all of this but at least you're finally getting somewhere, so surely things can only go well from here! Its truly shocking how many times they just dismissed you, its really concerning. Is there anywhere you can report it to or something?

    NJCDesigns

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    1. Finally knowing i am seeing someone who knows what they are on about has given me confidence that this time it should go well :) Once the opp has been done i will look into things further x

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  3. Its horrible to hear what you've been through! I've had a similar experience with my hip after a horse riding accident when I was younger. One doctor said I was being lazy, took over a year then all of a sudden I was called in for emergency surgery.

    Glad you've finally got the right help! Hope the operation goes alright lovely.

    Samm
    xo

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    1. Its shocking how they just dismiss us then things get worse! It makes you loose faith in the nhs! Thank you lovey :) xx

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  4. I can't believe what you've been through, I really do hope the operation goes well and you're where you want to be again!
    Jodie xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. Thank you so much! I am looking forward and hoping 2016 will be a good year :) x

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  5. I hate reading stories where people have been fobbed off by those who are supposed to be there & care for us.. What else is the NHS for?! On the bright side, at least this is moving in the right direction & hopefully you'll feel better soon.

    If anyone makes nasty comments (in real life or through your blog) they're 100% not worth it!

    Best of luck with everything!

    x

    Small&Blonde ♥

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    1. It has definitely made me loose trust in the NHS for any future visits. Thank you so much! x

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  6. How awful for you Emma, glad things are getting sorted now however long it's taken them! Scary how some doctors can just dismiss people like that! Rest up and everyone will still be here if you need to take some time off after your op :)

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you! I am just so happy i finally have a consultant who knows what they are doing x

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  7. I can't believe it has taken this long for the right actions to be taken. But negative points aside, what is important is that your on the road to recovery. I think your brave to speak out and share your experience with others, than makes you a much stronger person than you think. I wish you all the best with your operation and recovery. We will all be here every step of the way Emma <3

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. Thank you it really means alot :) I feel so much better knowing i have found a consultant who knows what they are doing and hopefully this will be my last opp! xx

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  8. I'm sending you ALL the virtual hugs & kisses (in the hope they make you feel better, hehe)
    I can't believe people just fobbed you off like that, it's terrible!! I'm so glad that something's being done now to get you feeling healthy and well again.
    I'm also so proud of you for writing this post, specially knowing you were so nervous! Y'know I'm just a tweet away if you need any one to talk to or any blogging help, I'm here for you :))

    Sarah xo || See The Stars

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    1. Thank you lovey it really does mean alot! I know i had no reason to be nervous i guess because im conscious of how it looks i was worried people would be negative. Thank you for being there :) xx

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  9. So sorry to hear that you've had such a terrible time with the doctors. Falling habitually once a month or more often without any external cause, is by no means normal and should have been checked out more thoroughly before it got this bad.

    Sending you many well wishes! Thank you for sharing your story.

    xoxo
    Jessica
    Kaleidoscopes & Polka Dots

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  10. Doctors can be so rubbish sometimes! Hope you have a really speedy recovery! xxxxx

    Prettyinpips.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Sorry to hear you've been through so much and didn't get the right care straight away! Good luck with the future surgery! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear about your knee, it sounds like you have been through so much but I am pleased to hear that you will now get the help you need. I know what it's like to be in so much pain, I broke my hip over 18 months ago and I still can not walk outside without a stick as I am still in so much pain. It totally affects every aspect of your life. If you ever want to chat please feel free to contact me I might be able to offer some advice.
    I hope it all goes well for you.
    Take care and all the best.
    Kelly.

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    1. Thank you for reading! Yes i will definitely contact you! :) x

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    2. Do you have twitter or anything like that to contact you? x

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    3. Hello, I don't have Twitter but you can always email if you want to. My email address is
      glenka@hotmail.co.uk
      Take care.
      Kelly.

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  13. Oh hun so sorry to hear about this - hope you'll be back to yourself soon and able to carry on with your life and do what makes you happy!

    I keep seeing so many things about people being delayed or people being misdiagnosed and told so many things - it makes me cross that people don't get seen to appropriately or have the time to actually diagnose what's wrong with people!

    Sending positive thoughts your way! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. It winds me up so much as its now putting my life on hold. Another 6 months & i should be fixed :) Thank you for taking the time to read my post! x

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  14. Oh wow Emma what a journey, but be proud of yourself! I have really bad knee's myself that will require surgery, but the Dr's just didn't want to take me seriously in till I made them with perseverance. Good Luck!!

    Meme xx

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    1. Thank you! Yes i know if i could give anyone advice it would be to pester your doctors until they listen! My consultant told me if this was left any longer the nerve damage could of spread to other parts of my body x

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  15. I'm so so sorry you never got the correct care and attention! This health service is a joke at times! At least now you know the problem and they are going to rectify it. I hope you plan to take action against your GP and the hospital!

    I hope you make a full and speedy recovery and I send you all of my best wishes! 💕

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  16. Oh my god! You poor thing. I'm so sorry to hear this :(
    I'm glad you are now being treated properly after such a long time.

    My mum a few years back kept complaining or severe bloating and a pushing feeling on her bladder, the doctors told her to 'go away and forget about it:|' for over a year, and in the end finally someone referred her and she ended up having a growth on her womb, the size of 2 tennis balls put together and needed a hysterectomy. Sometimes I lose faith in the NHS, I'd rather be paying for healthcare and know I will get the right treatment if I ever need it!

    I hope the op goes well and you make a speedy recovery <3

    Tania x/ teabee94.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I cannot even imagine what you are going through but you have been so strong!! I would never have guessed in my wildest dreams that you were going through all this (I k ow you mentioned it at some point). You have taken this so well and your disposition towards your blog and everything in general is inspirational and I have a lot to learn. Thank you so much for sharing your story and I hope you get better soon. I will be watching this space and please don't feel a need to explain if you don't have frequent posts, there is a rich archive where we can read posts until you feel up to blogging again....xxx

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  18. That's awful that they fobbed you off for so long! I'm very glad that you are finally getting the treatment you deserved in the first place although it's sad you had to be so persistent! I hope everything goes really well for you!
    Sam xx
    Knockoutcouture.blogspot.co.uk

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