Frostbite update – 12th February

On Wednesday 7th February, my brother, Ben, had to have a further operation on his toes. They were not healing as they should and so the surgeon was forced to take a little more off three of the damaged toes. He used a device called a ‘nibbler’ which quite literally nibbled the bone back more so as to allow more skin to grow around the stumps. Ben asked to see the device after the operation. Mmmmm nice…

Ben is a brave man – much braver than myself! He is in better spirits now the pain has subsided a little with the help of some strong pain killers.

“It was like being back at Camp 2,” Ben told me today, “painful!”