Daniel Baker outside B&Q in his wheelchair with his dog Mya

So Where Am I Now?

So Where Am I Now?  I’m back at home and spent all of yesterday playing Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with my cousin on my brand new 55 inch TV, and today I intend to take the dogs on a short walk.  Although I can’t manage too long in my wheelchair it’s still a long way from being in a hospital bed, so swollen I could barely move, with four drips attached to canulas in both my ankles!

Light at the end of the tunnel - Copyright 2016 Daniel Baker - a sepia brick tunnel with light at the end, taken at Hanbury Hall

Light at the end of the tunnel

After the drama of the first few days in hospital things did slowly improve, there was still the constant worry I’d have another angioedema episode, or that they would need to cut the open, but there was light at the end of the tunnel and I was starting to think I would really get home soon.

Watching Warblers West credits showing credit to Daniel Baker

Intermission – Watching Warblers West

I thought I’d post something lighter after the last two posts, I’ll hopefully do the final (for now) instalment of that soon.  I have been transferring my DVD/Bluray collection to a media server so I don’t have to ask someone every time I want to watch a firm or TV show, during this I came across something I’d completely forgotten about, a DVD labelled Watching Warblers West.

Picture of the Grim Reaper - Gustave_Doré_-_Death_on_the_Pale_Horse_(1865)

The Next Few Days – Don’t Fear the Reaper

The Next Few Days – Don’t Fear the Reaper After the first night in hospital I was exhausted, in pain and scared, but I would try my best to get through this, I wouldn’t give up.  These few days may not be entirely accurate with the order things are in and may jump around a[…]

Marvel superheroes on stage with bright colourful spotlights at Marvel Universe Live

Marvel Universe Live

As an early Christmas present Mum bought me tickets to Marvel Universe Live, it would be my first time at a real show, I’ve been to the local theatre once but never something big at an arena, I’ve always been concerned about access and whether or not these things are worth the effort and planning.

Triceratops Royal Brompton - Day 6

Royal Brompton – Day 6

I didn’t sleep great last night, it was cold and not particularly quiet on the ward, I woke at around 8am and didn’t see the point in going back to sleep so after my ECG and obs we headed out. Today we went to the Natural History Museum, it was a bit too cold to[…]

Daniel in victoria and albert museum Royal Brompton - Day 5

Royal Brompton – Day 5

Today I managed to lay in a bit which I really needed, the hospital is very quiet on weekends and everyone seems much more relaxed.  After my obs and ECG I headed out to the museums, typically today it was several degrees colder than it has been so I was rather cold by the time[…]