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    admin got a reaction from stephie911 in What is Sepsis?   
    What is sepsis?
     
    Sepsis is a life threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. Sepsis leads to shock, multiple organ failure and death especially if not recognized early and treated promptly.
     
    Sepsis is caused by the way the body responds to germs, such as bacteria, getting into your body. The infection may have started anywhere in a sufferer’s body, and may be only in one part of the body or it may be widespread. Sepsis can occur following chest or water infections, problems in the abdomen like burst ulcers, or simple skin injuries like cuts and bites.
     
    Sepsis can be caused by a huge variety of different bugs, most cases being caused by common bacteria which we all come into contact with every day without them making us ill. Sometimes, though, the body responds abnormally to these infections, and causes sepsis.
     
    Different types of sepsis
     
    Many people can have ‘mild’ sepsis which can make them feel ill but doesn’t require treatment in hospital. Mild sepsis can result from chest infections, urine infections and other minor illnesses.
     
    However, other patients develop severe sepsis, which means they become seriously ill and need hospital treatment straight away.
     
    How would I know if I had sepsis?
     
    If you or a loved one had a suspected infection, or certain risk factors like being very young or old, diabetic, pregnant or on long-term steroids, then you would need to know what to look for. Early signs of a ‘flu-like illness, chest infection, diarrhoea and vomiting or inability to eat and drink, together with one of the symptoms of sepsis should be taken seriously. Our Symptom Checker card gives a list of 6 symptoms to look out for.
     

     
    Why does sepsis matter?
     
    Sepsis is one of our biggest killers! Shocking, since so few people are aware of it, but sepsis claims 37,000 lives every year in the UK and costs the NHS £2.5 billion a year. In comparison, breast cancer claims less than 8,000 lives a year. By helping us to ensure the reliable delivery of basic sepsis care (the ‘Sepsis Six’), you can help us to save 12,500 lives every year and reduce costs by an estimated £160 million.
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    admin got a reaction from Brian G in Don't wait, push it.   
    Anne Mutlow from the UK Sepsis Trust has replied -
     
    Hello Brian,
     
    Thank you for telling us your story, -would you like us to put a full story on our website page? There is certainly a lesson there that others can learn from.
     
    If you would like to talk to one of our support team about your recovery, do give us a call or email us and we will arrange for you to chat to one of the team, otherwise you seem to be doing the right things and listening to your body so keep it up
     
     
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    admin reacted to red squirrel in 2016 - Cycle4Sepsis C4S16   
    well done to brad and the entire team :)love the idea of donating by text 
    wishing you all the best
     
    red squirrel
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    admin reacted to Evergreen in Struggling after Sepsis, would appreciate help and advice   
    Hi Libby and Isabel,
     
    Firstly, I am so sorry I was not able to reply to you earlier and say Thank you- I have not been well enough to be online. Thank you both SO MUCH for taking the time and caring as you did to write back to me and help me in the ways you did.
     
    I am so thankful for everything-your thoughts and advice, empathy and understanding and knowledge. You've helped me so much in many ways and it's amazing how two people can make such a difference! I would like to write more back but just for now wanted to say THANK YOU - for your heartfelt kindness and understanding.
     
    It helps more than I can express to know I'm not alone, to know that others understand and to have that support. And I also hope I can offer that to others as well especially in the future. I'm really grateful for this forum.
     
    Thank you and hope to write again soon,
     
    Kind Regards,
     
    E
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    admin reacted to SepsisForum in Weekly Tweet Archive   
    #kissgoodbyetosepsis
     
    Busy days on social media and a fantastic campaign.
     
    Check out the famous photos in our Gallery - and spot those from radio and TV too!!
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    admin got a reaction from Joy in What is Sepsis?   
    What is sepsis?
     
    Sepsis is a life threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. Sepsis leads to shock, multiple organ failure and death especially if not recognized early and treated promptly.
     
    Sepsis is caused by the way the body responds to germs, such as bacteria, getting into your body. The infection may have started anywhere in a sufferer’s body, and may be only in one part of the body or it may be widespread. Sepsis can occur following chest or water infections, problems in the abdomen like burst ulcers, or simple skin injuries like cuts and bites.
     
    Sepsis can be caused by a huge variety of different bugs, most cases being caused by common bacteria which we all come into contact with every day without them making us ill. Sometimes, though, the body responds abnormally to these infections, and causes sepsis.
     
    Different types of sepsis
     
    Many people can have ‘mild’ sepsis which can make them feel ill but doesn’t require treatment in hospital. Mild sepsis can result from chest infections, urine infections and other minor illnesses.
     
    However, other patients develop severe sepsis, which means they become seriously ill and need hospital treatment straight away.
     
    How would I know if I had sepsis?
     
    If you or a loved one had a suspected infection, or certain risk factors like being very young or old, diabetic, pregnant or on long-term steroids, then you would need to know what to look for. Early signs of a ‘flu-like illness, chest infection, diarrhoea and vomiting or inability to eat and drink, together with one of the symptoms of sepsis should be taken seriously. Our Symptom Checker card gives a list of 6 symptoms to look out for.
     

     
    Why does sepsis matter?
     
    Sepsis is one of our biggest killers! Shocking, since so few people are aware of it, but sepsis claims 37,000 lives every year in the UK and costs the NHS £2.5 billion a year. In comparison, breast cancer claims less than 8,000 lives a year. By helping us to ensure the reliable delivery of basic sepsis care (the ‘Sepsis Six’), you can help us to save 12,500 lives every year and reduce costs by an estimated £160 million.
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    admin got a reaction from Dcarson in Share a Conversation?   
    Well
     
    From recent experience, the BBC (and other networks no doubt) are a little protective of their radio and TV interviews and prefer not to allow their material to be recorded, edited or shared on public sites - like this one! Even though the material is fundamentally Public Domain - and we give those interviews freely just to raise awareness - it is impossible to preserve and publicise these amazing and critical Sepsis information "soundbites" to the wider public, on a permanent basis.
     
    This has to change...
     
    The "Listening Project" on Radio 4,offers an opportunity for anyone to "have a conversation" on ANY subject and share their message. Now there's a challenge
     
    A conversation between two people who are Sepsis aware? A conversation between two people who want to share their story? A conversation between two people who want to raise Sepsis awareness? Now that is an oppoprtunity ...
     
    OK - If you want  to learn more and possibly help on this Forum project tand have a "conversation", more information is available here. If you want to help mend Sepsis now - post a reply here to register your interest - no obligation - and we will contact all to discuss how you can help and keep Sepsis Awareness in the media for longer than the default "listen again - for 5 days only ..."
     
    We have two volunteers already - join the campaign and lets make sure we have "Sepsis" on their conversation list
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    admin reacted to Doctor Ron in Overcoming Adversity   
    That's good to hear Dave, and the Guildhall is a mighty impressive venue! So glad you've come so far forward that you're able to help others now. R
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    admin reacted to Dcarson in Overcoming Adversity   
    Today I am putting final touches to my talk. I have been invited to be guest speaker at an event in the Guildhall London. I will be giving a talk to a group of police officers on overcoming adversity. I also hope to raise awareness of Sepsis.
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    admin got a reaction from Dcarson in Overcoming Adversity   
    Hi Dave.
    Thanks for the post and sure it will be a great presentation. No doubt there will be lots of questions! You obviously have a story to tell and wish you well. Let us know how you get on and maybe you can share the highlights.
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    admin got a reaction from dianes in What is Sepsis?   
    What is sepsis?
     
    Sepsis is a life threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. Sepsis leads to shock, multiple organ failure and death especially if not recognized early and treated promptly.
     
    Sepsis is caused by the way the body responds to germs, such as bacteria, getting into your body. The infection may have started anywhere in a sufferer’s body, and may be only in one part of the body or it may be widespread. Sepsis can occur following chest or water infections, problems in the abdomen like burst ulcers, or simple skin injuries like cuts and bites.
     
    Sepsis can be caused by a huge variety of different bugs, most cases being caused by common bacteria which we all come into contact with every day without them making us ill. Sometimes, though, the body responds abnormally to these infections, and causes sepsis.
     
    Different types of sepsis
     
    Many people can have ‘mild’ sepsis which can make them feel ill but doesn’t require treatment in hospital. Mild sepsis can result from chest infections, urine infections and other minor illnesses.
     
    However, other patients develop severe sepsis, which means they become seriously ill and need hospital treatment straight away.
     
    How would I know if I had sepsis?
     
    If you or a loved one had a suspected infection, or certain risk factors like being very young or old, diabetic, pregnant or on long-term steroids, then you would need to know what to look for. Early signs of a ‘flu-like illness, chest infection, diarrhoea and vomiting or inability to eat and drink, together with one of the symptoms of sepsis should be taken seriously. Our Symptom Checker card gives a list of 6 symptoms to look out for.
     

     
    Why does sepsis matter?
     
    Sepsis is one of our biggest killers! Shocking, since so few people are aware of it, but sepsis claims 37,000 lives every year in the UK and costs the NHS £2.5 billion a year. In comparison, breast cancer claims less than 8,000 lives a year. By helping us to ensure the reliable delivery of basic sepsis care (the ‘Sepsis Six’), you can help us to save 12,500 lives every year and reduce costs by an estimated £160 million.
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    admin got a reaction from Mark Sollis in Cycle 2014   
    Mmmmm ...
     
    Westminster to Paris - so who wants to join the Sepsis Peloton?
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    admin reacted to Mark Sollis in Peter Elster   
    Another story of a Sepsis survivor Peter Elster - here
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