Category: Health

Andrew Burdett's X-ray showing the broken scaphoid in his hand.

My Broken Wrist: The Full Story – 28 May 2014

Changing gear on my bike, my chain locked up and threw me off. Beneath me, my bike slid right across the road, twisting the handlebars and bending the derailleur. Picking myself off the floor, I brushed myself down, but my suit was ruined – and my wrist was feeling strange.

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Explorer Scout Camp Diary: Day Six – 9 August 2012

As I wake for my penultimate morning on the camp, I’m excited about the assault course activity planned. But after an accident at the end of the session, the rest of the day is forced to take a very different shape to the one on the schedule, as I’m rushed to A&E. Luckily, once discharged, I’m able to join the rest of the unit in a sunny Ilfracombe.

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Explorer Scout Camp Diary: Day Four – 7 August 2012

It’s Day Four of my Explorer Scout Unit’s (the Dragons of Maidenhead) summer camp, just outside Barnstaple. After all waking up quite late, we begin a day of shooting and tunnelling at the Collard Bridge Campsite, and then enjoy a lovely evening excursion to Ilfracombe – a town I recognised thanks to a weekend there with my choir, about five years ago.

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Explorer Scout Camp Diary: Day Three – 6 August 2012

48 hours into the camp, and I and my fellow Dragons Explorer Unit members are at the start of Day Three at Collard Bridge Campsite. The plan was to be off-site all day, completing an eight-hour hike on Exmoor. But Josh sustained an injury half-way through the walk and we were forced to turn back.

Molar Update – 8 June 2011

It’s exactly a week since I saw my own dentist about my problematic molar (which started in the early hours of 29 May). Thanks to the antibiotics prescribed, and a fair amount of Nurofen...

Molar Update – 1 June 2011

Today, at noon, I lay back in my dentist’s reclining chair, opened my mouth, and – under local anaesthetic – watched as one of my molars (which has been causing me sleepless nights due...