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  1. Mark Sollis

    Did I have sepsis?

    Hi Louise - an interesting question indeed- and thanks for sharing your experiences I’m no medical expert but I do know that it’s taken 10-12 years or more to get sepsis recognised as a factor in many illnesses. It was never widely recorded all those years ago and only now, the public and healthcare professions better understand the importance of sepsis in diagnosis and treatment. You may need a medical opinion based on symptoms you’ve described, to asses whether it “could have been” sepsis. If that is important to you perhaps give the UK Sepsis Trust a call and see if they can gui
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  2. I've just discovered this forum after scrolling through Google looking for answers. On the 20th January I was admitted to hospital severely ill with a burst appendix and ruptured bowel. As a result I ended up with sepsis and pneumonia and induced into a coma for 10 days to recover after surgery. My kidneys began to fail and my immune system would not work properly. Just a couple of days after I woke up, I was rushed back into surgery when the sepsis had returned. I was then subjected to a further 2 operations to close my stomach and ensure everything was healing correctly. I sp
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  3. Hi Scott thats alot to deal with, but with patience and time your still here .wishing you the best. kind regards red
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  4. Hi Scott - a massive blow indeed - and you made it!! Seems the sequence of those events matched my own - and many others I'm sure Welcome to the other side and thanks for sharing here on the Forum Step by step ... M
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  5. Good on you Scott. Wishing you well moving forward. So many great songs with 'Keep on keeping on'. My favourite is Primal Scream's Country Girl
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  6. Joe

    few months on...

    Hello everyone. Just wanted to share my story. I'm a bricklayer. 22 years old. Very healthy and active. Before all of this happened, I had no idea what sepsis was and wasn't aware of the impact it would have on my life. I went in for a routine ACL/mcl knee operation. The first one was fine which was in late January 2019. The second operation was on March 11th. I woke up from the operation instantly unwell with a lot stomach/back pain. I was transferred to Brighton during the early hours and it was descovered that I had sepsis, pancreaitus and pneumonia. I was in hospital for 2
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  7. Hi, I am a university Product Design Student at Loughborough University and am doing a final year project on monitoring infections to prevent the onset of sepsis. And would be amazing if could fill out my survey so could understand some insight into infection prevention and any issues anyone faces. Should only take 5 minutes to complete. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJJC1uSEKyhf79itF0FcShaOjs3XdWh9KatWPuGKD41urIbA/viewform?usp=sf_link Thanks Jack
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  8. You've been through the mill a bit both from the surgery and the sepsis and while my experience was slightly different to yours I did have to learn to walk again due to muscle waste . It will take time before you are fully recovered but you're showing the determination required for this to happen . When sepsis struck back in 2012 my kidney [ I only have one ] and lungs failed at our local hospital - I was flown to Paisley and within days my heart stopped and continued to stop . I was in hospital for a total of 3 months [ I developed pneumonia 4 days after being released from hospital so b
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  9. Holz

    Survivor struggling

    Hi all, I survived Sepsis in December 2012 on my birthday of all things! It's approaching 4 1/4 years now, and I was directed here and to support groups by the volunteer co-ordinater as she advised I need to process emotional trauma and get my head in the right place to volunteer so I don't break down telling my story. This is what happened when I shared my story and watched it played back as part of my uni assessment in playback theatre, where audience members volunteer to share their story in front of an audience. I shared it at the very end after another audience member shared a diffic
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  10. Dear all I am new to this forum having discovered it after trying to research the "side effects" of sepsis. Back in September I had an infected gallbladder. I had it removed and instead of being just day case surgery I was admitted to hospital for four days and treated for sepsis. In the days leading up to it I felt very unwell with rigors, fever, mottled skin and honestly could have written out a will, I felt so bad. I've never felt so unwell and frightened in my life. I'm a nurse myself, but I continue to feel emotionally and physically drained by the whole experience. Psychologically I
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  11. Hi Natalie Great advice and support from the forum members as always. I am sure you can see all the problems you are experiencing are very common during recovery. The poor understanding and awareness of sepsis recovery can make it feel a very lonely place to be at times. We have a helpline at the Sepsis Trust, it is manned by trained nurses who have a lot of experience caring for people with sepsis and a good knowledge and understanding of recovery. You can call and talk to them about your recovery and ask questions you may have. They can be contacted Monday - Friday 9 -4 pm by callin
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  12. Thank you Ian, Kind of smiling here. Just got up from laying on the couch. My deadline to complete my project today, got pushed to Friday, so I thought I'd take a break knowing I had more time. Still filled with guilt (working on it, but admitting it so others who might feel the same way can get an example of how knowing about something, doesn't mean we can easily live it out (like taking it easy, when all we want to do is get back to what our lifestyles used to be like.) I DO still have such a hard time understanding and accepting the difference between "feeling like I'm being lazy"
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  13. red squirrel

    new sepsis test

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47279072
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  14. Hello Richard, welcome to forum. your current symptoms are something that i and many others im sure can identify with and sound quite normal considering what you have been through.i also arrived at sepsis via what was thought to be a kidney infection post surgical .its taken me along time and with a great deal of resistance on my part to come to terms with sepsis and what that actually means for me as far as recovery/timescale is concerned bearing in mind that no two patients or recoverys are exactly the same i have read as much as i can both on and off this forum and would encourage anyone t
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  15. Magicwebby

    Any insight is welcome

    CharleyH2O, I am replying as a survivor now enjoying life after 5 years when it all seemed lost - I’m afraid it can take a while! Please read this as a message of hope and possibility. I had frequent admissions with liver infections needing drained each time, before my gall bladder was removed, and this gave me extreme Sepsis. I was in ICU for 7 weeks on life support and dialysis, my son came home from Australia as he was told I would not make it. Recovery took a while as I learned to walk again and I was treated for severe depression during this time. I developed an incurable blood d
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  16. Hi! First of all I just want to give you a big hug! We are all on an unexpected journey, that we didn't ask to go on and yes, our lives are now very different. I had Sepsis in July 2015 and what you have written was basically me too, expect I am a bit older (53 then and 56 now). I was competing in triathlons, running half marathons and had always lived a 'healthy' life. The consultant told me that being so fit is how I managed to survive the Sepsis. I wrote a blog for a while called 'Believe!' (on wordpress) and that summarised some of my ups and downs, including some of the things
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  17. So - in case you haven't the noticed the #Sepsis world on social media going mad lately, its because teams all over the country are converging on Westminster to raise awareness of Sepsis Some have already started their long journeys with teams from Scotland, Wales and England pedalling hard for the cause Hope to keep this min-blog updated as a random record of events and happenings along the way. If you want to add any info, you can add comments and photos etc here or tweet to @sepsisforum and I'll pick up from there. We are supporting all riders, their wonderful support teams and
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  18. Hi, I've come across this forum so I am hoping someone here can give me some advice or just listen as I feel like I am losing my mind?! I contracted Sepsis during the birth of my first baby in September 2017. I was Group B Strep positive and knew this at the time however my local hospital did not act on this and I was left 24+ hours with leaking waters not progressing to labour. I was found in my hospital bed the morning following my admission semi-conscious with tachycardia, high temperature, etc and it was determined I had Sepsis. I was treated very quickly IV antibiotics, fluid
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