Jump to content

Welcome to One Team in Bristol - Bristol City Forums

Welcome to One Team in Bristol - Bristol City Forums, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be a part of One Team in Bristol - Bristol City Forums by signing in or creating an account.

  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Full access to all forums (not all viewable as guest)
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members.
  • Support OTIB with a premium membership

Recommended Posts

I never knew…..no reason why I should. For my own ends, I am also in isolation. Shielding. I had a heart op in 1999....it went wrong and damned near killed me. I spent 10 days on a ventilator (not an oxygen mask), my lungs collapsed, my kidneys failed and when the BRI had finished with me, sent me up to Southmead to get my kidneys sorted. At 3:00 on a Sunday morning I had my first taste of dialysis.....and eventually got home 40 odd days later with someone elses blood in me and as weak a kitten. Physically I was fit go back to work after a further 8 weeks. Mentally, I was well and truly wrecked. It's nearly 21 years to the day since the original operation. I still bears the physical scars, but the mental ones only come back occasionally. How do I cope with not being allowed outside my door? If Nelson Mandela can survive 27 years on Robben Island, I can stand a few weeks of this, surrounded by all the comforts of the 21st Century. It's all about attitude. Stay strong Andy. 

  • Like 7
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...