Daniel Baker and his Aunt in front of the house his Nan lived at as a child

2016 – Thoughts and achievements

So the year didn’t start well, a lack of care staff, being treated badly by people I thought were friends or at least cared about me, loss and things generally going badly in 2015. I made a decision to take control of things, sort out my health as best as possible

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[…]

The Earth as a frosted glass marble

Royal Brompton – Day 4

Today was a lot less busy which I really needed, I was pretty shattered last night and today. I was up reasonably early as the Occupational Therapists were due at ten and I needed to be hoisted into my wheelchair before that.  The Occupational Therapists didn’t take too long, they checked my position and gave[…]

'MOT' at the Brompton

It has been about eight years since I have been well enough to travel to see my consultant at the Royal Brompton, that time I had to travel in an ambulances due to severe panic attacks, it wasn’t a pleasant experience and when there it was just a quick sleep study and back home the next day.

View from Hospital room window