One part of self-advocacy is being able to tell your story. We often use this blog to share the experiences of our members with learning disabilities, to help their voices reach more people. Here is a story that Suzannah told us and Kate typed up.

A few weeks ago I went to the Nuffield Hospital in Oxford to have an operation on my ankle. The operation was to help make my arthritis better. I met the surgeon before the operation. He was very friendly and answered my questions.

I ended up staying in the hospital for 2 weeks, because after the operation I got an infection and they told me it would be better if I stayed there. My ankle was really swollen. It was uncomfortable but the nurses were very kind, so overall I had a good experience.

At the moment my ankle is still in a cast but I’m not in the hospital anymore. It feels really great to be home!

I wanted to tell my story so that everyone knows I am okay, and to say thank you to all the nurses on Ward E. They treated me very well.

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