- 02-07-2012, 09:03 #51
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
One incident will always stick in my mind. I'd been to review a patient at one of the facilities and afterwards the neuro-consultant (an American who'd been in the military at some point) asked me when I'd been to Afghanistan. I told him and he told me that one of the soldiers from my time on Herrick was in the facility and did I want to meet him.
It turned out that he was one of the soldiers who we weren't sure whether would survive or not because of the nature of his injury, and I vividly remember him coming into the hospital at Bastion after the incident in which he was injured. He then went on to explain that one of the current problems they were trying to deal with was that while we can save a greater number of soldiers than ever before on the battlefield and with MERT and the R3, neuro-rehabilitation as a science (and practically) hasn't even nearly begun to catch up yet, whether within the NHS, independent sector or DMS.
- 04-07-2012, 21:13 #52
I was aware of some of the problems you have through reading your posts but never in my life did I think that you had suffered injuries to that level.
As someone who spent some eighteen months in a iron lung as a child and later graduated to wearing calipers I salute you.
Your courage and commitment are a shining light in a dark world and I will look at your postings in a new light in future.