Category Archives: National Institute for Health WAGR study

Beth@NIH 7: Occupational therapy and hearing

So Josiah took off all the glue from my head with something that reminded me of nail polish remover. My hair was soaked and horrible and all the stickers on my face had to come off too. While this was … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 6: P is for pictures

P is for pictures There is nothing like spending an hour in the MRI scanner trying to keep still and not being able to move to make you all achey. Apparently I had the wiggles on one set of pictures … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 5: Weekend

On Saturday I got up and managed to chat to my parents and Graham on msn. I went over to the hospital cafeteria which was the only food place open. The pancakes were tasty but the bacon was too greasy.

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Beth@NIH 4: Food

I got up early on Friday and headed over to the ward. I ordered my breakfast and the nurse asked for a phlebotomist to come and take my bloods this was at 8.15am. My breakfast arrived at 9am but I … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 3: Numbers, Words and Numbers I

I got up and came over to my room and ordered breakfast so that I could eat and get to my 9am appointment. Unfortunately it didn’t turn up until 9am so Shannon helped me carry the pancakes and my two … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 2: Admission day

I woke up feeling a lot brighter and set off to the hospital to be admitted at 7.15am. It is only a 2 minute walk to the hospital from the lodge and I get the feeling you are supposed to … Continue reading

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Beth@NIH 1: 4,000 miles and 3 countries in 24 hours

I set off on my travels to the NIH. Armed with my pink bags and my white cane I set off in a taxi to the airport. Once I got there I though I wouldn’t need any assistance from the … Continue reading

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